What antibiotics are used for upper respiratory infections in cats?

Haw (cat)

The question in the title incorrectly presupposes that the cat has a secondary bacterial infection. The question is jumping the gun because bacteria might not be the cause of the cat’s symptoms. Initially, upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats are normally caused by two viral groups: herpesvirus and calicivirus. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses. …

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Overprescribing Antibiotics to Domestic Cats Can Lead to Obesity?

I have asked a question in the title to this article but it’s one founded on good research and information. I do not know of any other person who has raised this question. I think it is a valid question because domestic cat obesity is a major discussion point in the West. There is …

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Interested in the critters living in cats’ intestinal tract? Kittybiome may soon give us some answers

Cat messing around on toilet

Have you ever wondered what’s “lurking” in your cat’s gut? While the feline intestinal system may not be an exciting or a sexy topic that cat guardians want to brag about, personally I think our cats’ microscopic mysterious inner-world is definitely worth exploring. In a recent article by veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker, she shared …

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Health: Can The Life of a Domestic Cat Be Too Sterile?

What I mean is this: is a domestic cat exposed to enough microbes and germs in order to keep both his immune system and his gastrointestinal tract (GI) healthy? With respect to people, there is evidence that germs from family members keep immune systems working properly. There should be a steady exposure to bacteria …

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