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URI more than once?

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Can a cat get URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) more than once in a lifetime?
post #2 of 6
Oh yes, they can. It would be nice if they only occurred once for a cat. But it never happens
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you...
IF Joji gets URI again, can I just treat her with the same antibiotic the vet prescribed the time she had it? Meaning, I don't have to go to the vet since I know what to do.
post #4 of 6
Well, the danger lies in if it isn't a URI the second time, but something else.
post #5 of 6
The danger also lies in the fact that by the time your kitty comes down with another URI, the medication prescribed previously may have expired ... or is due to a bacterial strain that the medication for the previous infection won't address. It is always safer to have the vet assess and recommend treatment when your cats are sick. Home-diagnosis and treatment is not a good idea.
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I'm not a vet but from personal experience I would get her to the vet right away. My cat Princess has almost died several times due to URIs. I even had her at the vet the same day she showed any sign of an infection. She has a couple other issues now that make it worse when she gets sick so I have to be extra careful. I'm not trying to scare you. I'm just telling you my experiences. I hope your kitty feels better soon.
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