Originally Posted by Ashley45
What is URI?
Here is a link that can be useful to understand what URI is:http://www.dupageco.org/animalcontro...0INFECTION.pdf
Mostly, you have to make sure your kitty doesn't have discharge from his nose and eyes or trouble breathing. If so, it's probably a URI. It usually comes with a secondary virus in wich antibiotics (and of course a visit to the vet) would help. Usually, URI heals by itself, it's the other virus that needs to be treated. Make sure your cat still eats and drink, it is really important. Both my cats got a URI last month: one recovered in a few days, but the other, because she stopped eating, had to be on antibiotics and watched really closely. It took two weeks to clear it, but she got dehydrated and I had to force-feed her.
If your kitty's only symptoms are sneezing, I would call the vet before going there and ask: last time I went to the vet with my two girls sneezing, I paid 90$ to be told that there was nothing else to do than letting the infection run its course. As soon as another symptom shows (if your cat has a lack of energy, or any other symptoms I mentionned above, especially if he won't eat), I would rush to the vet.
I hope he will be fine!
As I said, for one of my cat, nothing else than sneezing came up and not medication were needed.
Keep us posted on Moses,