September 25th, 2003, 11:50 AM
Our new cat (5 year old British Shorthair) has a cold, picked up at Humane Shelter. She is on antibiotics. How soon can we expect to see improvement and she is also not eating much. We have had her about 6 days. She has been on an antibiotic for two days.
I assume she will eat better when her cold improves.
What are "danger" signs aqs far as symptoms of cold go?
September 25th, 2003, 11:59 AM
Cats don't get "colds" in the sense that we do. I suspect yours has a respiratory infection, and the antibiotics should clear it up.
However, it may return when she is stressed or sick with something else. If she starts wheezing, does not eat, if there is a heavy discharge from her eyes and nose, take her back to the vet.
Don't know if you have other cats, but this is contagious.
November 11th, 2003, 09:05 PM
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November 15th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Give the antibiotics time to kick in, it shouldn't take longer than a week to see some improvement. As far as the not eating much, you have to get something into her. If she just doesn't feel like eating, try chicken or beef broth baby food, it's effortless to consume and she still will be getting the nutrience that she needs to build up her immune system.
If she is not getting better with the antibiotics your vet gave you, go back and get a different prescription, not all work the same with every cat.