Infographic on ‘Nursing the cat flu patient’

A simple infographic covering the salient points when nursing a cat with flu. As you know there is no cure for cat flu as there is no cure for human flu. The body has to do the work through its immune system and the production of antibodies, but you can help the body fight the disease with good nursing. The symptoms of acute respiratory infections (URIs) are well known. But if in doubt on any of this seek vet advice promptly. That said the infographic is based on the advice of four American vets: James M. Giffin MD, Liisa D. Carlson DVM, Debra M. Eldredge DVM and Delbert Carlson DVM.

Nursing the cat flu patient

Infographic on ‘Nursing the cat flu patient’ by MikeB at PoC. It is free to use under a CC license but please credit me and provide a link back to this page. Thanks. Click on the image to see it larger.

Cat flu is very common and can be mild to severe. If left unattended secondary bacterial infections can do real damage to the eyes. I’d make sure that you have the right diagnosis. Symptoms alone might not be enough. You don’t want to miss treating a more serious illness and/or an underlying illness.

Cat flu is extremely contagious and spreads in saliva, snot, sneezes and on items such as food bowls and bedding which is why isolation and taking precautions to prevent the spread of it are important in multi-cat homes, catteries and rescues.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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