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Old October 12th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Question Staph infection

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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.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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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.
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.

http://voices.yahoo.com/protecting-y...a-1397059.html


I hope your cat will be better soon.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 10:45 PM
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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.
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.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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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.
Did your cat have any cuts or wounds and got the infection that way?
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Old October 13th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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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.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 06:44 PM
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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.
Poor dog , I hope he will get better soon.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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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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