Dear VetBabble, What If My Pregnant Cat has a Cold?
Are you a pet parent with a pregnant she-cat showing signs of ‘a cold’? Your feline friend’s eyes are watery, she has sneezing fits, and lately, a bit of blood came out during her last sneezing fit. Is she vaccinated? How would you know for sure, and what should you do about it? You’re probably worried sick, and rightly so. In the following sections, we’ll delve into this issue in depth so that you can understand what’s happening and ensure your pet is getting the best possible care.
Recognizing Common Cat Ailments
Seeing your feline friend under the weather can cause a lot of distress. Firstly, let’s help put your mind at ease by identifying whether these symptoms could be signs of a common illness like cat flu. We have an article here, Does My cat have a flu?, that can help you detect signs of cat flu. It details the most common symptoms and how to differentiate it from other possibilities.
In case your cat has an upper respiratory infection, we have another support article titled Feline Upper Respiratory Infection and How to Treat. This post will guide you through the process of treatment and recovery in case your she-cat suffers from this type of infection.
Importance of Feline Vaccinations
If you’re unsure whether your cat is vaccinated, it might be high time to give your vet a call. Vaccinations play a crucial role in preventing various diseases in felines. We have dedicated a special article, What Vaccines do I Need for my Cat?, to help you understand the importance of routine vaccinations. These will not only protect your feline friend from potential ailments but also ensure a healthier pregnancy and litter.
Remember, a vaccinated cat stands a better chance of quick recovery from common illnesses compared to a non-vaccinated one.
Consult the Vet
Whatever the case might be, take your she-cat to the vet at the earliest. While these articles are designed to provide information and guidance, they cannot substitute for a professional diagnosis. Your vet will be able to examine your cat, confirm her pregnancy and provide an appropriate treatment course based on her condition
While you are at it, also ask your vet about possible allergic reactions that could be causing these symptoms. It’s not uncommon for cats to suffer from different forms of allergies. Our article on Cat Allergies will shed more light on this topic.
In conclusion, a timely vet visit, appropriate care, and an informed understanding of your pet’s health can go a long way in ensuring your she-cat’s wellbeing. Stay informed, stay prepared, and remember, a happy pet makes for a happy home.