Cat Flu Remedies For The Home
By Guest Poster – Tricia Deed
The cat flu arrives each and every year. home remedies are a great way to help your cats survive a flu infection.
Do you know what needs to be done if your feline catches the flu? Do you have some handy cat flu home remedies information available in your home library?
The flu infection is an upper respiratory infection. The age groups which seem most likely to be infected are the very young or the elderly or those with weak immune systems.
Symptoms of the flu are:
Eye inflammation also known as conjunctivitis may occur. Your pet will experience a water discharge from their nostrils and you may hear them sneezing or coughing.
Fever usually occurs with flu infection. Use a rectal thermometer to measure the amount of fever. If the thermometer reds more than 101 degrees, see your cat veterinarian.
Your cat may experience loss of appetite. When your cat cannot eat it is usually because they cannot smell their food. Feed your cat strong odor producing sardines. As a preventative measure you may wish to learn about cat flu care using home remedies for cats.
Mouth ulcers may also be making it painful for your cat to eat. If your cat is not eating or drinking see your cat veterinarian immediately.
If your cat is not drinking fluids and is becoming dehydrated hospitalization may be required. Or they get a severe complication like pneumonia.Your cat vet may have to give your pet fluids through intravenous methods or keep them overnight to treat their infection.
How can you diminish the side effects of cat flu or prevent a cat flu infection?
Disinfect all feeding and watering containers which have been in contact with the ill cat or kitten. Use household bleach and water on all washable pet supplies.
Learn about cat flu care using home flu remedies which will help keep your cat healthy and also save veterinarian bills.
Keep self and other family members healthy by washing hands and clothing after handling an ill cat or kitten.
After a cat has been cured of the flu some cats may continue to infect other animals. Contaminated cats are known as carriers. It is my understanding once a cat is a carrier it will continue to do so for its lifetime. If your cat is a carrier you will need to separate it from other pets in the home.