Originally Posted by mrblanche
Jeeves is back.
The shelter came to the same conclusion as the vet, and after his coccidia treatment was done, they put him out for adoption. But after only about a week, he came down with a URI. They treated it for a week, but his coccidia flared back up. They concluded that with the stress, etc., of the shelter, that they weren't confident of gettting him cured. They called us and asked if we wanted to foster him again for a while, in hopes of the calm house helping him heal.
So, we brought him home again. We have the amoxycillin for the URI, and albon for his coccidia. But he's desparately lonely isolated in the bathroom.
Does anyone have any suggestions of how we can get him better ASAP? Especially, what can we do to get him able to deal with the house cats, especially Sterling, who dearly loved him.
Mike, a couple thoughts come to mind:
- probiotics such as holistic solutions to help out his digestive tract (especially with the antibiotics)
- immune booster such as transfer factor (there's threads on it in the health forum)
re: URI..... was he swabbed and tested for what virus is causing the URI? The reason I ask is because 2 of my cats get repeated URIs, and we (vet and I) thought they were chronic carriers as we'd treat them with clavamox and the URI kept returning after a few weeks. (no stress here, its the same ol same ol) Anyways, I took the advice of someone on here, and had an URI panel done on one of them.....then we figured out why the antibiotics never worked. My kitties URIs stemmed from mycoplasma felis, not herpesvirus or calicivirus (the common uri viruses). Now the kitties are on 4-6wks worth of a different antibiotic, and it has worked great so far.
anyways, my point being that possibly the uri comes back because he is not on the right antibiotics.
for Jeeves to get well soon.