Seniors, Special Needs, and Ferals
- Aug 4, 2014
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How was Oreo diagnosed? By physical exam? Were mouth ulcers identified?
I have with me Barley (4 years old), Bourbon (3 years old) and Graham (7 months old). Pepsi is in the Philippines.How many other cats do you have and what are their ages? Do they have any other illnesses like FIV or chronic kidney disease or anything else?
Are you absolutely sure your kitten received all rounds of her core/combo vaccines or “kitten shots”?
I was torn, but all your assurances made me change my mind to return him back outside.Watch your 7 month old for any respiratory, sneezing, runny nose etc. Personally, I would not feel the need to put Oreo back outside.
Do you know if Herpes was tested for/eliminated?Yes, ulcers were observed by the vet.
His earmites was seen through an otoscope (did I get it right?).
Oh no.I would classify Bourbon as your most vulnerable then, not Graham. It’s not necessarily that he’s more susceptible, but contracting a URI for an asthmatic cat is something we really want to avoid.
Not stupid at all!I was torn, but all your assurances made me change my mind to return him back outside.
How do you know if any of your cats are infected? Is there any way in advance I can find out except for the sneezing etc?
I am so sorry for these questions, seemingly stupid, but I am really so worried.
I will keep you guys updated of Oreo's status, and will bear to mind all your advice.Not stupid at all!
Honestly, not that I’m personally aware of. If there is, it is not usually recommended - probably due to cost and/or reliability in such a test.
Just quarantine appropriately and everything should be okay
Did he vet give you anything in terms of treatment for Oreo?
If Herpes was not eliminated, then it could be possible it is that and not Calici. Both have very similar presentations, and herpes is usually faster/easier/cheaper to test, so it’s recommended to rule that out first.
I am too, don’t worry!I will keep you guys updated of Oreo's status, and will bear to mind all your advice.
Thank you all. Sorry if I panicked. Have always been this way with my cats and dogs.
I have been seeing this kitty for days and been feeding it outside my door. Since I have a soft spot for tuxedo cats I took it inside the house as this morning I found it under a car and refusing to budge. I was afraid it would get run over. So now it is in my house but I am staring at it for an hour now. Don’t know what to do with this kitty. It seems young, maybe as old as my Graham. I don’t know the gender. And his face seems having a lot of dried wounds, not sure. It is a very quiet kitty, very friendly to humans but shy to my cats. Not interested to play, but never heard it hiss or growl. I am afraid if I take it back out it may not survive. But I also cannot take another one in. I am torn.
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For now I named it Oreo.
I am sorry for asking too many questions, but I have an additional concern. Please bear with me as this may be quite long:Most cats have been exposed to calicivirus, and as many as 40% are chronic carriers. It's unpleasant but not the end of the world. I would be concerned about the asthmatic kitty, just because any kind of respiratory issue will be worse for her, but as long as you work with the vet she should be fine. The vaccine offers some protection but not 100% (like the flu shot for humans). Here's the Cornell fact sheet: Feline Calicivirus