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What is Bacterial Infection?

Because of various exposures and several modes of disease transmissions, your cat can get many bacterial infections. As a responsible pet owner, it is important for you to know some common infections that your cat can easily get. A bacterium is a single cell organism that grows with multiple cell divisions. Harmful bacteria can cause severe illness and infection in cats. If left untreated cats will develop major health complications, just like humans.

Symptoms of Bacterial Infection in Cats

The symptoms and signs of bacterial infections in cats are always infection specific. While a streptococcal infections result in pain and fever, surface bacterial infections can result in inflammation, redness, and discomfort. Here are some common symptoms of bacterial infection in cats.

  • Fever
  • Skin abscesses 
  • Indigestion and lack of appetite
  • Skin lesions and wound infections
  • Coughing and runny nose
  • Red and runny eyes
  • Constant vomiting
  • Multiple infections, including skin, eyes, ears, upper respiratory tract and urinary tract 
  • Skin inflammation and redness
  • Pain and lethargy
  • Lameness
  • Open fractures and pus oozing from the wounds

Types 

There are a number of bacteria that can lead to infections. The most common ones are: 

  • Pyodermas
  • Staphylococcus 
  • Actinomyces
  • Spirochete 
  • Fusobacterium
  • Clostridium

Causes of Bacterial Infection in Cats

There are various types of bacterial infections that can affect your cat and its major organs. Age also determines the propensity of bacterial infection in cats. While young felines have a better immunity against major bacterial infections, the youngest ones are more prone to infections because of the lack of major antibodies. Similarly, old cats with weaker immune systems have a decline in antibodies. This is a major factor that causes bacterial infection affecting the skin, eye, ear, and many other major organs. Some of the major causes and risk factors of bacterial infections in cats are:

  • Age
  • Weakened immune system
  • Poor diet
  • Underlying illness
  • Exposure to other animals that carry the parasites
  • Disease transmission through air, water, food and soil

Diagnosis of Bacterial Infection in Cats

The diagnosis of a cat’s bacterial infection is based on symptoms. 

Health exam: Veterinarians will check your cat’s health through a physical examination and review his medical history and symptoms for initial diagnosis. 

Blood work: If required, they will suggest some blood tests, skin biopsies, sensitivity testing and cultures for your cat, too. These tests are performed to determine the cause of bacterial infections and diagnose the disease. 

Additional tests: It may be necessary to perform some additional tests in order to rule out any other conditions in your cat.

Treatment of Bacterial Infection in Cats

Depending on the type of bacterial infection, its causes, and your cat’s health condition, the veterinarian will decide the treatment option for your cat. The chief aim of bacterial infection treatment is to clear the infection. 

Antibiotics: In most cases of bacterial infections, your cat may need some antibiotic treatments. These prescribed antibiotics should be given to your cat per the veterinarian’s instruction. The antibiotic and dosage is determined based on your pet’s overall health and infection. Sometimes, your veterinarian may put your cat on a long-term antibiotic treatment plan. It is essential to do the entire course and until the symptoms have passed. The infection can return even worse than before if your cat has a small amount of bacterial infection remaining.

Topical Medication: For skin bacterial infection and secondary symptoms, your veterinarian may prescribe some topical drugs and medications. These ointments help to reduce inflammation, skin redness, teary eye and runny nose symptoms and pus formations. Certain shampoos may be prescribed to relieve skin itching and inflammation in case of a major bacterial skin infection. 

Fever and Pain Medication: If your cat has a fever and body pain, his specific treatment plan may include pain relievers and fever medication too. 

Specific Treatment Plans: Specific treatment plans are often prescribed for cats with unusual symptoms while having a bacterial infection. Your veterinarian will decide if your cat requires a specific treatment plan depending on the level of infection he has. In some cases, the veterinarians also perform a minor surgery to anesthetize the cat in order to clean and drain the infectious liquid from a deep bone wound.

Recovery of Bacterial Infection in Cats

Bacterial infections in cats are often long-lasting. Monitoring your cat’s health, conditions, and managing his diet will fasten the process of recovery. If your cat has open wounds, you will have to ensure getting his wound cleaned and dressed regularly. This procedure will speed up the recovering and healing too. Take your cat back for regular follow-up appointments and ensure to follow the treatment and infection management plan diligently for your cat’s effective and speedy recovery. It is also important to create a comfortable space for your cat during the healing process and limit his outdoor time to prevent other infections too.

Bacterial Infection Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Jenner
British Shorthair
8 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

not eating, conjunctivitis

My cat stopped eating four days ago is drinking water and liquids like gravy but no solids. He has FCV for last six years and has always received antibiotics when he wasn't well. One year ago he stopped eating and was given respiratory specific antibiotics and appetite stimulant and began eating next day and no problems since until now. The new vet said antibiotics won't work against a virus and has kept him in overnight to give him fluids but no antibiotics,.three days have passed and although he's getting fluids he's still not eating and looks more unwell. vet says its imperative he builds his own white blood cells and refuses antibiotics, i am worried now as he's never been without them when he's become ill.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing more about Jenner and his history, I'm not sure that antibiotics are appropriate or not, but you have a couple of choices - you can trust your veterinarian and ask for more details on the plan for Jenner, or you can seek a second opinion based on his history. Sometimes with viral diseases, we do provide antibiotics as a protective measure against bacterial invaders, and they do not affect building up of white blood cell levels. I hope that he is okay.

My vet said there is no infections that he can see so thats the reason he isn't giving any antibiotics but my cat still isn't eating just drinking and licking gravy, he did blood test and it came back FIV but my cat has never been ill before except for one year ago and has always been a house cat until last year. I'm very confused about all of this but vet said that he can put him down or insert a feeding tube in hope he'll eventually eat , should i now put him down?

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Greta
Scottish Fold
6 Days
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Scratching ears/ shaking head

Medication Used

tresaderm didn’t work for bacteria

Hi dr we did a 7 day treatment of tresaderm for a stage 1 ear yeast infection in my 6 year old Scottish Fold cat and although the yeast seems to have been cleared up there is bacteria now. I have a new vet and she took samples to have a cultures made so that the best antibiotic can be used now. She said not to use Zymox plus (she wasn’t familiar with it) because she didn’t want that to potentially increase the infection. She looked at the ingredients and wasn’t confident that it would help until we have the results back from the lab and could potentially make the infection worse. I’m so unsure what to do here as the lab results will take 5 days and meanwhile my cat is shaking her head and scratching them more. I’m worried waiting 5 more days with zero treatment may jeopardize her eardrums. What are your thoughts? I’m just beside myself as this was all the previous vets fault by letting the tech wash her ears which i never requested. Or approved.
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Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many common medications that can be used while you are waiting for the results from the culture, including the Tresaderm that she was on, as often just the act of applying the treating ointment can help soothe sore ears. Zymox is a widely used medication for ear infections, as are many other products. It would be worth talking to your veterinarian, letting them know that Greta is very uncomfortable, and see if there isn't something that you can use while waiting, even if you find out later that it wasn't exactly the perfect medication. I hope that all goes well for her.

Thank you Dr King. I put a email
To the vet center asking about This and will follow up tomorrow with a call. I’m hoping she will be ok with me using the Zymox plus to just give her more comfort in the internim. I may go rougue and give to her on my own as it’s hard for me to trust the vet center where the other two vets did a poor job of dealing with this issues that was caused by their vet tech that they didn’t monitor. :(

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Handsome jack
tabby
5 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Low energy not eager to eat

Handsome Jack is behaving sluggish and is not squirming out my arms as usual I am worried that I gave him questionable food. B/c I have a bacteria infection of my own.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Handsome Jack, I'm not sure if he has a fever, or what else may be going on with him. If he is not eating and seems quiet, it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can look at him, determine what might be going on, take his vitals, and recommend any treatments that he may need. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Humaira
Indian
Five Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My kitten doesn't eat properly so we take her to vet and they inject vaccination in her legs &suggest some syrup called sucralpet and immunol now my kitten seems so tired and dizzy she cant able stand or walk!
Im feeling worried about her😔

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Humaira, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on with her, but if she was recently seen by your veterinarian and given an injection, it would be a good idea to follow up with them, let them know that she is weak and not doing well, and see what they suggest as far as treatment. In the meantime, give the syrup as directed, as that will keep her blood sugar up.

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Cormish
Maine Coon
11 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Tender
Swelling
pus

Hi there, about a week ago I noticed a cut on my cats back that was spitting quite a bit of pus. I flushed it for about half an hour until it appeared to stop. After that it seemed to scab up and everything was fine for another week. Now it's swollen and he cries whenever we try to touch it. We've been treating it with warm compresses. He's been eating, sleeping, hunting, doing everything he normally does. He's not running a fever. He seems totally fine mentally. I really can't afford to take him to the vet if I can avoid it. Do you think this wound will run it's course, or is it infected with very little symptoms?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It does sound infected and I would recommend you visiting a Veterinarian earlier rather than later because a bad infection can get a lot more expensive very quickly if not managed properly and may be better financially to get it seen now than trying to ride it out only to be in a worse position. You should try to find a charity clinic in your area to examine Cormish. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rita
Orange tabby
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeping, not eating, not drinking,

Hello. A few weeks ago we noticed our cat had lost quite a bit of weight and was puking all the time. We took her to the vet and they diagnosed her with a bacterial infection and gave her a shot that they said would last 14 days and clear the infection. She started to eat and drink and seemed like she was doing better. Now she is always sleeping under the bed or on the kitchen floor. She's not eating or drinking and never tries to get on the couch or bed anymore. We took the vets recommendation that they originally said to try if she didn't eat - mashing up wet food with water and giving to her in a syringe. Is the infection back? It seems like she's just given up and her weight has drastically dropped again.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It seems that there may be more going on with Rita than just a bacterial infection. If she hasn't had lab work done, that may be a good idea, as she is not a kitten anymore, and may have a more serious systemic problem. If the infection is cleared up, your veterinarian may be able to figure out what the underlying cause was. It would be a good idea to have a recheck and have her re-evaluated, since she is not improving. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Shimi
domesticated short hair
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
lack of appetite

I had my cat’s blood examined. The result is leucocytosis lymphocytosis monocytosis granulocytosis
Anemia microcytosis anisocytosis
Thrombopenia macro platelet. What does it mean?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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From the lab work that you have listed, Shimi is anemic, has an increased inflammatory cell count and a low platelet count. Without being able to see him, I cannot comment on what might be going on, or the level of increases or decreases, but it would be best to trust your veterinarian to interpret that lab work and recommend any necessary treatment for him. I hope that he is okay.

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Midnight
Domestic shorthair
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever, lethargic

Several days ago, I noticed my cat was not acting like herself. She will eat and drink water, but she doesn’t play with any of her toys. She sleeps for most of the day. I took my cat to the vet yesterday, and she was given convernia plus an anti inflammatory medication. When should I begin to see an improvement in my cats health?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think the time frame for you to see an improvement in her health depends on what she was diagnosed with, and I'm not sure of what your veterinarian saw when they examined her. Since I don't know what's wrong with her, it would be best to contact your veterinarian and ask what the expected improvement should be for her. They'll be able to tell you whether she is recovering normally. I hope that she is okay.

When I took her to the vet, I was told she has an infection on unknown origin. She was given an convernia injection.

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Mana
Tuxedo
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Fever
Sneezing
Coughing

My cat is indoors as well outdoor cats. I just vaccine him of anti rabies but he got in fight with a an animal and go a huge bite on neck. Due to that he got a infection and puss on is neck which cause him fever sometimes and lead him to have diarrhea. He also sneeze and cough. Many people suggest to get a new breeded cat and not get him as he is not fully pet and he is sick but i want this cat. My vet did give his medicine to put on but last night he didn't came home and when today he did he got puss again on his bite. I am very worried and i just don't want anything happen to him and i don't want to get rid of him. Please advice
(I don't want a breeded cat and he is half stray as well do come indoors)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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When Mana comes indoors you shouldn’t let him out until his wound is healed; you should bathe the wound with a dilute antiseptic and use a warm compress to loosen any pus or other discharge. Your Veterinarian should have given some antibiotics for the bite and these should be given as indicated by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pancakes
Mixed breed
10 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Possible fever
Tired

Hi my cat recently had a tooth extraction surgery to remove a rotten tooth and caused and abscess to form. After the two weeks post op, I took him to get his staples removed and the doctor told me to keep compressing a warm towel to drain any remaining liquid or pus that was left. I kept doing that for a couple of days and noticed that his scars would scab up in the morning which is natural but now his scar healed up with no way of draining it. How can I drain it without seeing a vet again as I’m pretty much money tight after this vet bill?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Pancakes, I'm not sure that I can advise you on how best to treat this. If the drainage was mostly finished, the warm compresses may be enough to continue healing. If the abscess starts to build up again, he really does need to be seen again to have the wound evaluated. I hope that all goes well for him and that he continues to heal.

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Tiggs
Orange tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loss weight

In the last 2 weeks I notice my cat loss weight and decrease of appetite. He seems not himself at all , very depressed and laying in weird areas around my house.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A loss of appetite, loss of weight and lethargy are unfortunately vague symptoms which are common with hundreds of different conditions; you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms. At home you can check the mouth to look for issues with the teeth or any oral injuries; also ensure food is fresh and Tiggs is being kept hydrated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Fritz
Short hair tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

dandruff
Lethargy
Shaking

My cat has been sleeping more than usual and yesterday he was shivering almost like tremors, he is still eating drinking and going to the bathroom ok amd still plays with our other cat he just seems to be different and the shaking is really freaking us out, we have no idea what is wrong with him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Fritz should probably have a veterinary exam. Causes for those types of tremors might be pain, infection, fever, or infectious disease. Your veterinarian will be able to look at him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any necessary testing or treatments. I hope that all goes well for him!

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joker
Norwegian Forest
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

foam coming out of her mouth that smells
really stiff
can't eat
can't walk

my cat can't move she is stiff as a board she can't open her mouth to eat she was walking a day ago but then fell over she could move her paws and stuff but now she can't move at all she can barely meow, my mom found her laying in her own pee when that's when we got concerend. we got her to drink a little we have no money to take her to the vet should I do ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different conditions which may be affecting Joker, but without an examination and blood tests I cannot say what the specific cause is; poisoning, kidney failure, liver failure among other conditions may cause these symptoms. If money is a concern, there are charity clinics (you’ll need to Google one in your area) and other nonprofits (see link below) which may be able to help with veterinary care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Fabio
Mediumhair , domestic
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

sneezing ,runny nose ,bad breathing
non stop sneezing runny nose

Medication Used

non

My 3 year old cat has been sneezing a lot the last couple days and he has a runny nose and his breathing isn't normal what to do!! My bf takes most my money do you do payment plans I have a good bank history please help my boy means everything to me I'll be lost without him He's starting to scare me :(

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Fabio is having any problems breathing, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as he may need treatment. Some veterinarians will offer a 'free first exam' that you can use to have him examined, and you can find out what sort of costs might be involved for any treatment. I hope that he is okay.

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????
Bombay Cat
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

itchyness, swelling, lumps
itchyness swelling lumps

so my neighbor has a cat that they do not care for at all and he has like and infection of some sort he has bald spots and opened wounds his face looks a bit swollen and looks like he is in a lot of pain how do i cure him ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the cat is in this state, he would require a course of antibiotics and for the wounds to be bathed regularly (twice a day at least) with a dilute antiseptic; any large wounds with poor margins (edges of the wounds) may need to be surgically debrided to make a healthy margin for healing. Without examining this cat, I cannot recommend any specific prescription medication as we don’t have a Doctor-patient relationship. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 3 year old cat has been sneezing a lot the last couple days and he has a runny nose and his breathing isn't normal what do
My bf takes most my money do you do payment plans I have a good bank history please help my boy means everything to me I'll be lost without him
He's starting to scare me :(

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Sushi
Siamese
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Warm ears and bell
Warm ears and belly
Redness
Discharge

Hello! I don't know what to do. My cat Sushi, whom was just recently spayed about a week ago, looks like she is developing an incision infection. Her ears and under belly(including her under arms) get hot. She still plays, eats,sleeps , & uses the litter box. However, I'm not sure if she's hurting inside based off those symptoms. I'm debating weather to go to a clinic to get her check out or just keep an eye on her. I don't have the money to take her nor do I have the patience to watch her wound possible get worse. There seems to be redness around a small opening about the size of exactly if not smaller than a pencil eraser top. I don't know if it's the surgical glue they used or discharge that's surrounding the incision. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you have any doubts or concerns about Sushi and her surgical incision, you should have it examined; the Veterinarian who did the spay (may not charge for a follow up) or a charity clinic would be your best options (just Google charity clinics around your zip code). Without examining Sushi, I cannot say whether you should be concerned or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sandy
Cat
10 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hiding
Weight Loss
Vomiting
Hair Loss

Hi, my cat is about 10 years old and has always had problems with throwing up in the past (2012-2016). However, it was rare and only when we tried to switch up her diet. Now, and starting around late 2017, she's started to lose weight and vomit more often. At first we thought it was because she can't handle dry food (whenever she eats dry food,she vomits within 30 mintutes), but now that we have her on a scheduled wet food diet she still throws up randomly throughout the day. I'm thinking it's a bacterial infection, but thought i should ask first. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting is a vague symptom which is shared with hundreds of different conditions, a thorough examination is required by your Veterinarian to help determine an underlying cause; parasites, infections, foreign objects, liver disease, strictures, food intolerance among other issues may cause vomiting and loss of appetite. Without examining Sandy I couldn’t say what the specific cause is, try to feed a restricted ingredient diet in small frequent meals to see if that helps; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Female cat
4 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

My cat has ascities,elevated white cells 49,000, and bacteria found in her paratanieal fluid. She is on Amoxicillin. Today is day 2. She is not much better at all. I have spent hundreds of dollars on tests I maybe didn’t need like leukemia and fib labs after seeing an elevated white nl cmp and no Amiens. What is truly the best thing I can do for her now. Is it worth spending a lot more money, of which I am sure the vet would have me do. Or is there any one diagnostic study left I could do ?before putting my baby to sleep if it comes to that? I am just out of funds.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Day two of any treatment is still early days and you should give another few days (three or so) before throwing in the towel; I understand that tests can be expensive but it can be difficult to narrow in on a diagnosis, any diagnostic test which is recommended is based on the findings of your Veterinarian during a physical examination or the results of a previous test. There are different causes of ascites in cats, but you should give the current treatment chance to work. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zoe
Singapura
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

I got my cat from a breeder and the kitten seemed healthy when I got her but a month later she developed sinus issues and coughs. My vet says she has chronic sinusitis. I am wondering if this is something that she could have gotten at the cattery or if there is something in my house causing the issues, perhaps even choice of food? Should I try different foods, cleaning agents, even laundry detergent? We live in an older home and the breeder came over to the house and said with her asthma she felt that there may be mold in the house as she was bothered. My vet says it is too hard to tell what the cause is. Should I just give her the asthma treatment or try figuring this out.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Asthma and sinusitis are two separate things, so I'm not sure if Zoe has one, or both, or is suffering from an upper respiratory viral infection? It may be due to an infection that she came into contact with at the cattery, or she may be having allergies to something in your house. It would probably be a good idea to treat her with the medications that your veterinarian prescribed and see if things resolve for her. This may not be an ongoing problem, and treating what she has going on now is a good first step. I hope that everything goes well for her.

My 3 year old male mediumhair, domestic cat is sick I'm so Worried he's non stop sneezing and runny nose & he's got gunk stuff in his eyes also breathing has recently changed !!
I googled some things to try help him going by his symptoms I looked up I'm scared I have a crazy bf who takes most my money 😢 Is there a place I can go to that can help my situation (payment plans) I have a good income bank statement ?
Just the bf is taking a lot of it
Plz helpppp

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Ava
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

Medication Used

metronidazole

My cat was throwing up, had a fever, and had diarrhea when I came home from work. I took her to the dr and the dr did blood work. The blood work came back fine, but her stool sample showed she had bacteria in it. I was given some antibiotics for her, and have been giving it to her twice a day. She is no longer running a fever, but it’s been two and a half days now and she isn’t feeling any better. She’s drinking water some but she isn’t eating. How long does it take for these infections to clear up? I’m just worried about her not eating or recovering.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a gastrointestinal infection, it may take a few days (four or five days) for you to start seeing some improvement; it is important during this time that you ensure that Ava remains hydrated. Complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your Veterinarian and see how Ava is afterwards. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Busu
mixed
10 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Less apetite
Fever

Went to spay my cat on Wednesday and I brought him home. He wasn't that bad and Thursday wasn't either but Friday he stopped eating and everything. Saturday 2 am in the morning took him to vet and gave him antibiotics. The wound is very swollen and now it turned very reddish/purple. I dunno what can I make more almost going everyday to the vet. I'm afraid he won't make it

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Busu is having these problems. Without seeing him or the wound, I have a hard time commenting on what more might be done for him - it would be best to ask your veterinarian what more can be done and how they feel about his prognosis so that you have a better idea. I hope that he is okay.

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shadow
domestic short hair
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cuddly
Limping a bit

Semi-new cat owner here! My little guy is about to turn six months old and loves to be on the counter and fridge. Unfortunately, he used to jump on the stove to get to the counters and fridge. Yesterday he was adamant about getting on the counter to be a part of the action, of course, lol, while I was cooking. The stove/burner had just been turned on and was warm but not scalding hot. Anyway he jumped up on the stove, despite my best efforts to stop him, directly into the pan. As soon as his little feeties touched the pan he hopped out instantly and so I left the pan on the floor and immediatley inspected him. At first he seemed okay, I touched his little paws and his pads and he was okay, not biting or scratching when I was inspecting him. Anyway today when he hopped off the counter after sleeping I noticed his little leg was a little limpy and didnt think much of it because he was fine yesterday. After closer examination in proper lighting my partner and I both noticed that one of his little paw pads was a little cracked and he could walk on it but gingerly. Its a weekend and we dont have much so I called his pet store to see what they would suggest doing as an at home remedy before taking him to the vet. They told me to put his little paw in warm salty water and then rub coconut oil on the burn so we have done that and already have noticed a difference that his paw looks much better so we will keep up with this but I was just wondering what to look out for if he develops an infection because then I will obviously take him to the vet. You can thankfully still touch his paw without him being too bothered it is just when he is putting pressure on it. He is still playful and still eating/drinking/using the bathroom! I just feel like a bad mom and worry/dont want him to die from touching a warm stove I would say his injury is a minor/barely first-degree ​burn. Thanks for your help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Poor little curious Shadow! Without examining him, I can't say for sure if he is okay, but if he continues to be bright and happy and uses his foot more every day, he should be okay. If you notice that he is holding it up, or that there is any kind of discharge, he should probably have a checkup with his veterinarian. I hope that he is okay, and maybe learns from this experience!

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Sallie
American Shorthair
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness
snifling
Sneezing

I was recently diagnosed (2 days ago) with strep throat. I am worried that I may have transferred it to my cat or she gave it to me.... I am always cuddling and kissing her. (I'm not doing this now that I know I have Strep) She was sniffling, sneezing, making weird nasal noises, and sleeping a lot for several weeks. I thought she had a mild cold and the winter blues. However, she still eats (a lot), begs for treats, and is playful when she is awake. She stopped the sniffling and sneezing. She seems better now. I am very sick now. Could she have strep throat? Did she give it to me? How could I avoid transferring any illness back to her?

Sincerely,
Dawn (Worried Cat Mom)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Throat infections, and Staph infections other than MRSA, are not typcally transmitted between cats and people. Staphylococcus is an opportune bacteria, and with a strong immune system, lives harmoiously within the systems of mammals. If she does not continue to do well, she should be seen by your veterinarian, but she sounds like she is feeling okay. i hope you both recover well.

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Angel
Housecat
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain When Lifted
Inflamation,
Blisters

About 10 days ago my cat got between 2nd and 3rd degree thermal burns on her shoulder, side and lower abdomen. From a boiling pot of hot water fell on her or splashed on her after the pot fell from the stove while the cats were playing in the kitchen. After seeing what happened and tried to dry her off. She hissed at us and wouldnt let us near her without trying to bite or scratch us. So we LEFT HER ALONE. She avoided us for a week. 3 days ago we noticed open wounds on her body. We tried to treat her wounds with WITCH HAZEL and liquid bandage for cats. But now it looks like the wounds are infected. So i bought fishmox ( antibiotics for fish that can be uses for cats, dogs and humans ). How long do i have to give her the fishmox? Do i need to buy pet bandages and wound spray to clean the wound and cover the wound? Also very poor and can not afford a vet. Took another cat to the vet 3 years ago for another problem and used up the cat Medicaid for poor families. So im doing the best i can with what i have. Do you have any advice that would help me heal my cat at home.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Angel. That sounds like a terrible accident, I'm glad that she is healing. IT would be best for her to see her vet, perhaps they have more cat Medicaid available to use, since it has been 3 years? Also, many vet clinics offer a 'free first exam', that you might be able to use. Please call in your area and see, as she really could use medical attention. In the meantime, it would probably best to leave the wounds open and keep them clean. I'm not sure of the strength of the fishmox - amoxicillin is a poor antibiotic for skin, generally, so I'm not sure if it will help, but if it does, I would give it until the wounds are closed, and healed. I hope that she is okay.

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Tux
Tuxedo
4 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cats got neutered and one came back with these symptoms. Almost 2 weeks ago. He's getting back to normal but the other has the same problems now. Only worse. Can I just let it ride out or should they both see a doc?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you have any concerns about your cats post surgery (even for simple procedures like neutering) it is always best to check in with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Otherwise keep a close eye on them to see what is happening and note any unusual signs you are seeing; but if in doubt take them in. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat ella is not well she has runny eyes and sounding like she cant breath . Also keeps shaking her head

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