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Respiratory infections are common in animals and spread easily from one animal to the other. Cats are prone to upper respiratory infection and their nose, eyes and mouth get infected by bacteria and viruses. If left untreated it causes sneezing, congestion, breathing difficulty, coughing and even depression. During this period, it’s also normal for cats to lose appetite or turn away from the smell of food. While there are different ways to treat respiratory infections in cats, here are 5 common ones if your cat is suffering from such an infection.
Take your cat to a vet if the infection spreads or if it has just begun spreading. Often, you won’t know the extent of the disease until it affects your cat. A trained will be able to tell how bad the situation is by looking at the symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are eye and nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, irritation in the face and fever.
- Food and water
Make sure that you are giving good quality food to your cat. Cat foods must contain the essential nutrients and should be filled with proteins. A healthy diet is key to healthy living. Also, ensure that the drinking water is clean and is being changed every day.
- Immunity boosters
There are hundreds of immunity boosters available for cats in the market. Consult the vet and buy a good one. Use it along with the food. The immunity booster will protect your cat from contracting a variety of disease.
Along with good food, exercise is also necessary. Ensure that your cat is getting ample amount of physical exercise before and after each meal. Make a fixed schedule and include exercise that involves a lot of running around.
Cats are clean creatures and they like cleaning themselves from time to time. However, nothing beats a good bath. Use shampoo and disinfectants to rid your cat’s body of any germs that might be stuck to its fur. Additionally, use a wet cloth dipped in warm water to wipe your cat’s fur. Check for its breath and observe the stool. If you find anything alarming, report to the vet immediately.
Respiratory infections are common in animals and cats are especially prone to the disease. The bacteria or virus easily spreads from one animal to the other. To protect your cat from respiratory infections, ensure that eating good quality food and getting ample amounts of exercise. Cleanliness is a big factor and give your cat a good bath from time to time. Use cat products like shampoos and disinfectants to clean your cats fur. Additionally, rub its body with a cloth dipped in warm water from time to time to attain the best results.