Stagecoach Pet Hospital Blog
Shadow, a 6 year old male neutered domestic shorthair cat presented to SPH for trouble swallowing. Shadow is not acting himself and not eating normally. A new kitten was introduced into the home in the last 2 months.
On exam, Shadow has a normal heart rate and respiratory rate. Several oral ulcers were found on the back of the tongue. No foreign objects were found in the mouth. He had clear nasal discharge.
Shadow was diagnosed with feline rhinotracheitis. Feline upper respiratory infections are highly contagious. The most common infectious agents are herpesvirus and calicivirus.
Shadow was placed on i.v. fluids, pain medications, and antibiotics to treat secondary infections. He had a humidifier therapy performed and every 4 hours had all nasal and ocular secretions cleaned with a warm washcloth. After 24 hours in the ICU, Shadow began to feel much better. He was discharged home 48 hours later with pain medication and antibiotics.
Shadow is now home and doing great! Be sure to keep your feline pets up to date on their respiratory vaccines!
Trixie, a 4 year old spayed yorkie presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for diarrhea, lethargy, and decreased appetite. No changes in food or treats. Trixie does not go hiking or swimming. She is up to date on vaccinations.
Summer is here! Whether you have a hairless Sphynx or a hairy Husky, the heat this time of year can be dangerous for pets. Whatever the breed or size of your kitty or canine, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your pet safe and comfy as the mercury rises.
Snoopy, a 10 year old male shih tzu mix, presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for discharge from the eyes for several months. Snoopy is up to date on vaccinations.