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post #31 of 42
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I've never heard of herpes in cats before.
Do a google serch or search here on this site. Feline herpes is so common, you might as well assume all cats have it.
post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 
Wow, I just looked it up and read a little about it and that definitely could be what Scooter has. A lot of the symptoms they list are exactly what he has been having. Plus, if it were a cold/URI, wouldn't our other 2 cats have caught it already? I think we might have a lead on something! We're off to the vet's office in 4 hours!
post #33 of 42
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We just got back from the vets. The whole visit only took about 5 minutes. He prescribed Scooter some liquid clavamox to take every 12 hours. I just gave him his first dose a few minutes ago. He said that it's probably a viral infection that came from our new cat that we adopted from the shelter a few weeks ago. He said that the timing was just right for that and that it is very, very common, especially with cats that come from shelters. For some reason, it hasn't affected our oldest cat, Bailey, which I am very grateful for! Hopefully this clavamox will help him clear this virus up! Has anyone ever had to give their cat clavamox before? Does it work well?
post #34 of 42
Meeko Had clavamox with her almost 105 fever and uri i was telling you about.
It worked great.
It took Meeko 4 days to eat though.
She has the herpes virus and its very active right now.
post #35 of 42
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That's great to know! He just had his dose a little while ago and I will make sure I'm up to give him his second dose around 3 AM. I wonder how long it takes before it starts working. He has just been sitting in the kitchen sort of dozing since we came back home and I gave him his medicine. I hope to see improvements real soon!
post #36 of 42
It took Meeko 4 days before she at but my other cat that had Clavamox was better within 2 days.
She can never have it again though because she throws it up.
Your cat should be fine on it.
Some cats do not eat much when they are on antibiotics.
He should be alot better soon.
post #37 of 42
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He's sleeping right now under our bed, but I'm going to get him up in a few hours to try and get him to eat. I just hope this stuff helps! The vet was almost positive that our new cat brought some virus into the house and Scooter happened to catch it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
post #38 of 42
I am sure your vet is right.
I am sure the Clavamox will help your cat.
Give him time.
How many days is it for?
Mine always get it for 14 days.
post #39 of 42
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I don't think he said how many days specifically. He just gave us a bottle and told us to give him 1 cc every 12 hours until it's gone. Scooter just woke up and is sitting by the food dish, like he's thinking about eating. He did actually pass on the wet food this morning and are a little dry food today before we went to the vet. That's the first time he has done that since he's been sick!
post #40 of 42
Hard to say how long it will last.
I would keep offering him food .
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by jwheeler View Post
We just got back from the vets. The whole visit only took about 5 minutes. He prescribed Scooter some liquid clavamox to take every 12 hours. I just gave him his first dose a few minutes ago. He said that it's probably a viral infection that came from our new cat that we adopted from the shelter a few weeks ago. He said that the timing was just right for that and that it is very, very common, especially with cats that come from shelters. For some reason, it hasn't affected our oldest cat, Bailey, which I am very grateful for! Hopefully this clavamox will help him clear this virus up! Has anyone ever had to give their cat clavamox before? Does it work well?

It doesn't surprise me any that your vet thinks Scooter may have picked something up from the shelter. As I mentioned before, I've had that happen to me several times after adopting a cat from the shelter.

The Clavamox is usually prescribed for a two-week period, and it works really well. You should notice a difference in Scooter within 24-48 hours. I'm glad you got him to the vet.

Regarding the changing of litter, the "dusty" kind can cause irritation. Sometimes I'll try a different brand w/o knowing it's dusty, and it causes irritation for both me & the cats. I always switch back to a non-dusty kind if there are any problems.
post #42 of 42
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Scooter actually woke up a little while ago and sneezed a few times and he sneezed a tiny bit of blood, but he did that before and I told the vet about it. It's probably just because he's been sneezing so incredibly much this past week. But, right after his bloody sneezes, he ate dry food on his own and then had a huge handful of treats (Greenies)! I think he's slowly improving!
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