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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cat is sneezing and hasnt eaten in two days hers just

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my cat is sneezing and hasnt eaten in two days hers just lays there and wont move i think he has a fever
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. Viral infections such as the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) and calicivirus are the most common of the etiologies for sneezing, anorexia, and fever. In most cases these cats will remiss unaided within 1-3 weeks and so unless they stop eating and drinking, I rarely treat them. Because Kiki has stopped eating and drinking, he's going to become dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced and so his vet will need to rehydrate him with subcutaneous fluids administered either as an outpatient or while hospitalized and to force-feed with a syringeable convalescent food such as Hill's Prescription diet a/d which you can also administer at home. Antibiotics may also be prescribed if secondary bacterial infection is suspected.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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