Monday, August 15, 2022

Help For Cats With Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Does your kitty have a chronic sinus or upper respiratory tract infection? Symptoms can include nasal discharge, sneezing, congestion, conjunctivitis, fever and lack of appetite. The color of nasal discharge in cats can provide valuable insights into their health. Clear nasal discharge is generally considered normal and may be associated with factors such as humidity, stress, or excitement. However, discolored nasal discharge can indicate an underlying issue. A green or yellowish tint may suggest a bacterial infection, while a rusty or bloody hue may be indicative of trauma, foreign bodies, or more severe infections. Additionally, a brown or black color might be associated with dried blood or inhaled particles. Monitoring the color and consistency of nasal discharge, along with other symptoms like sneezing, coughing, or lethargy, is essential in helping veterinarians diagnose and treat respiratory issues in cats promptly.

Often, an underlying virus, such as herpes or calicivirus is weakening the cat’s immune system, making them more susceptible to getting infections. Feeding a low-carbohydrate, novel protein like a raw frozen or freeze-dried rabbit diet can help. In addition, natural treatments for nasal charge and chronic URIs can help. Ask Ariel's Immune Support Kit contains 3 easy to use tasteless remedies that have helped cats with chornic sinus infections and nasal discharge.  The drops provide both anti-viral and anti-infection support.