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Upper respiratory vaccines in kittens are always challenging. They typically start as viruses – mostly self limiting like a human “cold”, but some of them can be a whole lot more severe – like FeLV, FIV, and others. They usually develop secondary bacterial infections which require the antibiotics in order for them to recover, and sometimes, like with this kitten, the bacteria are tough and stronger antibiotics are needed, but typically, the body has learned how to overcome the virus by the time the bacterial component to the disease is cleared up.
With some viruses like herpes, the clinical signs are less severe, but they never completely go away. Many cats with herpes can lead long, loving lives with families, but occasionally get a flare up of more upper respiratory or ocular problems – they can usually be kept under control with lysine (viralys), but you do always need to watch out for recurrences.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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