Just like humans, our feline friends can be susceptible to catching the flu, and can be made to feel extremely poorly because of it. Cat flu is very similar to human flu and so needs to be treated/prevented accordingly.
Recognising cat flu
The symptoms will be familiar to most as they are very comparable to what human’s experience. Sneezing, coughing, and a raised temperature are the main signs to look out for as well as a loss of appetite. Pay particular attention to the nose area, it will be running and the cat will struggle to breathe through it. Ulcerations can also appear on the tongue and around the eyes.
Cat flu is often rife in shelters and catteries as well as in stray animals and young, unvaccinated kittens.
Healthy kitten – used for illustration purposes only
Cat flu is extremely contagious and can be transmitted via pathogens and…
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