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My cat looks like he's gagging they gave m some antibiotics

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My cat looks like he's gagging they gave him some antibiotics the said it was respitory infection what should I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they said he had respitory infection what should I do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am sorry your boy is not feeling well.

Gagging can be due to a sore throat or nausea.

Give him one drop of honey (by dropper) every 3 hours to sooth his throat.

If he is nauseous give him one quarter of a ten mg pepcid A/C (famotidine) in a tablespoon of chicken or turkey baby food (no onion or garlic). Wait 30 minutes and offer the rest of the jar.

http://www.1800petmeds.com/Famotidine-prod11171.html

Please let me know how he is doing. Reply here or if you prefer we can speak on the phone.

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Terri

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U don't think it a respitory infection I'm worried about him I had him since he was a kitty
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply. I know you are worried about your baby.

Most URI's are viral. Antibiotics are only given to prevent secondary infections or if it has turned bacterial.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/feline_upper_respiratory.html

He may be gagging because his throat hurts. If so, the honey will sooth. 4 doses of antibiotics should show improvement.

Make a steam room in your bathroom by running a hot shower. Take him in for ten minute intervals to break up any congestion.

You can also give him lysine to boost his immune system.

http://www.calvetsupply.com/product/Optixcare_L_Lysine_Soft_Chews_60_Chews/Cat_Treats_and_Grass

Feed him only soft foods like pate canned cat food or human baby food.

Please let me know how he responds

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has a appetite and He's running around what is 1m is is it 1.0 for him to take with that surenge
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

GREAT! A cats appetite is the best barometer of how he is feeling. So if he is running around and eating, those are great signs.

Just give him one drop of honey every 3 - 4 hours to sooth his throat.

Let me know if the gagging stops.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U think the antibiotics will help him should I take him back to the vet
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Is the antibiotic clavamox or amoxicillin?

How many doses has he had?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Clavomox take it two times a day 1m mean 1,0
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He been on it two days already .I love him so much.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

That is the correct medication for his issue. He should feel better after 4 doses. However, give the antibiotic for the recommended 7 to 10 days so all bacteria is killed off and does not re-infect him.

As long as he is eating and active he does not need to return to his vet.

Please let me know how he is doing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thanks for ur advised
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

You are more than welcome. It is my pleasure to help such a wonderful person who loves her fur baby so much!

I really think he will be alright.Please keep me posted on his recovery.

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Love,

Terri

Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He seems to be fine I'm gonna keep him on the antibiotics tiil he's finished
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

GREAT news! I am thrilled he is better.

Yes, its a good idea to finish the entire antibiotic dose so he does not become reinfected.

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I will still be here for you at no additional charge

Love,'

Terri