Q&A: My kitten has an upper respiratory infection?

Question by : My kitten has an upper respiratory infection?
we took her to the vet and they gave her some medicine.
She sounded better yesterday, but today she sounds horrible.
She’s sleeping and she sounds like she is snoring.

Do you have any ideas on how to make my kitten feel better?
She’s about 9 or 10 weeks old.
I know the medicine will help, but any other ideas to make her feel more comfortable, and such?

Best answer:

Answer by Proud owner of 6 cats and 2 dogs
There’s really nothing you can do. I know they sound horrible but it will pass. Just make sure you give her all the medicine to make sure the infection is gone.

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4 Responses to “Q&A: My kitten has an upper respiratory infection?”

  1. Café Mocha Valencia says:

    Antibiotics take several days to start showing improvement. And make sure you give them as often as prescribed and full the full course prescribed.

    Go to Target, WalMart or a drug store and buy a vaporizer and some Vick’s Vaposteam. Put the kitten in a smaller room with the vaporizer. A bathroom would be perfect. Put her bed, food and litter in there. Fill the vaporizer basin with water, a pinch of salt and a couple capfuls of the Vaposteam liquid. This will fill the arm with medicated vapors and help loosen up the congestion.

    If she’s not improving in a couple of days – get her back to the vet. Kittens can QUICKLY go downhill so you don’t want to “wait and see” with them as you might with a cat.

  2. Euclid says:

    Taking her to the vet was the absolute right thing to do, so good for you for doing that. If you are concerned that she is worse, or not improving, call them and let them know. They may advise you right over the phone.

  3. Lauren . says:

    I agree with Café Mocha Valencia, but don’t forget to keep your kitten nice and warm-my friend didn’t and her litter of 6 got worse and worse and eventually died

  4. Rylee says:

    Nearly everything alive becomes ill at some stage in its life, and pets are no exception. I have been very fortunate in that my two cats have been very healthy for most of their lives. Recently the oldest cat become ill and had to go to the vet. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with a form of cancer. The treatment options were pills or radiation ‘therapy’. The radiation therapy was very expensive so that left the pills. Pills are fine for humans, but if you have ever tried to administer pills to your cat then you would know some of the problems I have had.

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