Articles pertaining to issues of the cat's respiratory system, especially upper respiratory infections...
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- * Aspiration Pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is a condition in which a cat's lungs become inflamed when it accidentally inhales foreign matter. It is critical that every cat breeder know the symptoms and treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition.
- * Bordetella
Feline Bordetella is a highly contagious bacteria that causes upper respiratory infection in felines. Young kittens are at highest risk of dying from Bordetella. Learn how to treat Bordetella and reduce the chance of it spreading through your cattery.
- * Bronchitis In Cats
Bronchitis in cats can be acute or chronic... and can be a serious problem over the long term.
- * Building A Nebulizer
One of the most important pieces of equipment that any cat breeder can have in the fight against respiratory problems is a nebulizer. Relatively inexpensive, with a few modifications, a nebulizer can be used to deliver lifesaving medications.
- * Coupage
Coupage is a simple technique that can be performed at home to loosen accumulated fluid in the lungs by rapidly tapping rhythmically on the chest of the animal. It is particularly beneficial for animals suffering from lung infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This article teaches how to do coupage via photos and text ...
- * Enlarging Small Nostrils on a Persian Cat
More common with Persians and Exotics, any cat breeder can produce a cat with small nostrils. But there is no reason for cats with this problem to suffer. Easy, inexpensive laser surgery can make the cat more comfortable overnight - literally. See the results in before and after photos.
- * Feline Calici Virus - FCV
Calici is also called the 'Limping Kitten' virus since this is the most dramatic symptom of this common upper respiratory virus. Our article discusses the disease, its symptoms, prevention, treatment and choice of vaccines against it.
- Herpes Virus
A collection of articles all about the feline herpes virus. Recognize the symptoms, the treatment available, and most importantly, learn how to reduce or eliminate the herpes virus from your cattery.
- * Intranasal Vaccines For Cats
Intranasal vaccines are available to protect against serious Feline Herpesvirus-1 and Calicivirus infections. These vaccines do not prevent the disease but are intended to reduce the severity of the illness if the cat does become infected . . .
- * Most Common Upper Respiratory Infections In Cats
Herpsvirus, Calici and Chlamydia are the three most common URIs in cats. For the cattery owner, knowing how to recognize which disease one is dealing with, and the appropriate treatment, can save hundreds of dollars in veterinary fees and untold frustration. This article includes an easy to use chart to help you determine which upper respiratory infection your cat might have . . .
- * Nebulizer Formulas
Several variations on the basic medication formulas for use with your nebulizer. Nebulizing is an excellent way of giving medication to a sick cat, especially one suffering from respiratory problems.
- * Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can quickly become life-threatening in the cat if not treated quickly. This article discusses the symptoms and treatment for the condition ...
- * Pyothorax In Cats
Pyothorax is a bacterial infection that develops in the chest cavity of the cat and results in pus accumulating in the area between the lungs and the chest wall. It is a very serious condition and can be fatal if not treated aggressively.
- * Rhinitis & Sinusitis
Rhinitis and sinusitis, together called rhinosinusitis, are a relatively common condition that most cat breeders will encounter from time to time...
- Smoking And Your Cat
If you smoke, you may be endangering the health of your cat.
- * Steam Treatment To Unblock A Stuffy Nose
When your cat has a stuffy nose, not only does it have difficulty breathing, it often stops eating because it cannot smell its food. Learn how to give the kitty a simple steam treatment to unblock that stuffed up nose!
- * Unplugging Nostrils & Nasal Passages
When a cat is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, it is common for it to have a stuffy nose, making it difficult for it to breath. Here are some simple techniques for making the patient more comfortable and to help it to breathe more freely...
- * Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
80% of upper respiratory infections in cats are the result of either feline rhino virus or calici virus. This article is an overview of URIs and discusses the best approach for cattery owners to treat and reduce this common cattery problem.
- * Viruses in the Showhall
Learn how you can prevent your cat from catching a virus at the cat show . . . Viruses in cats (and humans) are often most infectious right before symptoms appear. This can mean that a healthy-appearing cat at a cat show may be harboring a virus that it can pass on to your kitty.
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