When we got Destin She was very sick, she had cat flu and she could barely open her eyes.
With the right treatment She got better really fast, and today she lives like a queen.
Can you believe that this beauty used to be a stray?
What do you need to know about Cat Flu?
Cat flu is like a human cold – it can cause a runny nose and eyes, and a sore throat.
Other symptoms include aches and pains in the muscles and joints, mouth ulcers, dribbling, sneezing, loss of voice and fever.
Cat flu is not usually serious in adult cats, although they can be quite ill.
All cats with symptoms of cat flu should see the vet.
The usual concern is the risk of lasting damage to the eye, even in animals which otherwise seem mildly affected.
Eye ulcers are often found and, particularly in kittens, can progress to cause serious damage and even lead to the loss of an eye.
Cat flu is usually caused by one of two types of virus (calici- or herpes), or sometimes by certain types of bacteria.
There are no effective antiviral drugs in common use to treat cat flue.
Antibiotics may help, but if you think your cat might have cat flue You should consult with your vet asap, and start treatment.
Bear in mind that droplets from a cat sneezing, can transmit infection over a distance of many metres.
If you have a problem with cat flu within a group of cats, it is best to stop introducing further cats to the household or cattery.