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Hi. This is my first posting although I have gotton alot of info here in the past.

I adopted 2 cats from different shelters on 1-27-02. Echo was very healthy. Penny had skin mites and an upper respitory infection. They were both treated for the mites and Penny was treated with Amoxicilin wich didnt help so she was then switched to Clavomox. The Clavomox worked great. They were both pronounced mite free and very healthy on 4-15-02.

On 7-22-02 Penny seemed congested. By 7-29-02 she hadnt improved so she was seen by the vet. She was given Baytril and continued to get worse. They then gave her Clavomox and she improved alot but was still raspy sounding. Now she is on Cefadroxil and is not improving but she is not getting worse either. She has a vet appointment this week for a second opinion.

Today I had to confine her as she is not using her box. She is eating and drinking well and also acts fine. I thought the upper respitory disease was contagious. Echo has never had it.

How does an indoor cat catch this kind of infection. If anyone has any advice or ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
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Upper respitory infections in cats are usually not treatable. If the cat has a secondary bacterial infection, the antibiotics help with that. However, you usually just treat it symptomaticly and let it run it's course.
As for how they contact upper respitory infections being indoors. Most of the upper resp infections are airborn and can come home even on clothing. If they come into contact and thier immune system is not protected by vaccine or natural immunity they can catch it. It's very possible that your one cat has been vaccinated to a sufficient level
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