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lqvicki October 12th, 2012 06:34 PM

Staph infection
 
Hi,
my 6-year old cat was recently diagnosed with staphylococcus. The vet game him a shot and put him on a special diet. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on how I can help him at home? Thanks.

Barkingdog October 12th, 2012 07:49 PM

[QUOTE=lqvicki;1047683]Hi,
my 6-year old cat was recently diagnosed with staphylococcus. The vet game him a shot and put him on a special diet. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on how I can help him at home? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

You'll need to wash everything your cat sleep on everyday and you should keep the littler box cleaned too. I wish vets would give people instructions on how to care for a pet with staphylococcus. You should call your vet back and get instructions from him or her.
I posted a link that has info on how to car for a pet with staphylococcus.

[url]http://voices.yahoo.com/protecting-yourself-pet-staph-bacteria-1397059.html[/url]


I hope your cat will be better soon.

sugarcatmom October 12th, 2012 10:45 PM

[QUOTE=lqvicki;1047683]Hi,
my 6-year old cat was recently diagnosed with staphylococcus. The vet game him a shot and put him on a special diet. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on how I can help him at home? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

What was the shot (Convenia, I presume) and what is the special diet? What was your kitty eating before? Has he had any other health problems? Staph infections are largely a result of a weakened immune system, so the best way to prevent further recurrences is to keep your cat in peak health - by feeding a high quality, species-appropriate diet (ie no kibble), keeping stress levels low, minimizing or eliminating vaccinations, getting regular exercise, and using supplements if necessary.

Barkingdog October 13th, 2012 12:32 PM

[QUOTE=lqvicki;1047683]Hi,
my 6-year old cat was recently diagnosed with staphylococcus. The vet game him a shot and put him on a special diet. Does anyone have other suggestions or advice on how I can help him at home? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Did your cat have any cuts or wounds and got the infection that way?

lqvicki October 13th, 2012 06:36 PM

Yes the infection started with his paws. The paws are very dirty, and I have to wash them with a waterless foam bath. It seems to be getting better. Thanks for the advice.

Barkingdog October 13th, 2012 06:44 PM

[QUOTE=lqvicki;1047728]Yes the infection started with his paws. The paws are very dirty, and I have to wash them with a waterless foam bath. It seems to be getting better. Thanks for the advice.[/QUOTE]

Poor dog , I hope he will get better soon.

hazelrunpack October 13th, 2012 08:41 PM

Does your kitty seem bothered by the infection? I'm curious because occasionally our dogs will pick up staph from the grass in fall and develop lesions--but they never seem to be too bothered by them. We also use an antibacterial foam bath that seems quite effective.

We do for the dogs what sugarcatmom suggests--try to boost the immune system.


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