Our almost 16 ​1/2 ​year old Manx cat has been battling this URI for the last 2 months​

« Back to Previous Page
0
0

It started as a seasonal allergy (where he was prescribed a 1/4 to 1/2 of anti-histamine a day).  In April, he was fine and his blood work was good.  Then, he started having phlegm in May & nasal discharge in June.  Moreover, for the last 3 weeks, he’s so dried up though we’ve been giving him the 200 ml of fluids daily.  Last week, his regular Vet prescribed prednisone for 5 days & it dried up his nose, however, his body is still dried up & dehydrated ~ when you pull on his skin there is no looseness at all.  He loves sitting & sleeping next to the vaporizer but it gets too hot that our other cats (almost 19 & 14 years old) got lethargic.  How will you suggest to keep our 16 1/2 year old Manx cat to stay hydrated besides getting the daily fluids?

Marked as spam
Asked on July 18, 2016 11:45 pm
88 views
0
Private answer

At the Sanctuary we employ subcutaneous fluid administration in those patients with chronic and age related illnesses. We use lactated ringers twice daily at a dose of 120 ml twice a day. Chronic sinus conditions are not uncommon. We will also use an antibiotic nose drop and a nasal syringe like a “Neti Pot” to flush the nasal passages.

Marked as spam
Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on July 19, 2016 5:25 pm
« Back to Previous Page
Posted in