How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr B Your Own Question
Dr B
Dr B, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1684
Experience:  DVM
27344366
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr B is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have just adopted a a 4 month old cat from humane society,

Customer Question

I have just adopted a a 4 month old cat from humane society, he is going through a kennel cough, since not eating and drinking, my vet gave 4 times under the skin fluids, after the last fluid is absorbed, he is so much in pain around his neck, he does not even let me touch him, he is crying ...vis this normal?thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this....if your kitty is having a cough then I would recommend Vetriscience DMG (support for immune system) and lysine chews both of which can be ordered right online. These will help your kitty get better much sooner. I would also suggest some liquid Doxycycline (do not use capsules or tablets as it can cause esophagela issues) given once daily for 14 days. If your cat has any secondary infections especially like mycoplasma this will help him feel better much sooner. It also treats alot of other infections. Doxycyline will have to called into a compounding pharmacy.

As far as the pain you have mentioned I would bet that is coming from repeated fluid administrations.....this can cause pain especially if it is done behind the neck between the shoulder blades.

Also if your cat is not eating then your vet should give you some cyproheptadine at 1 mg twice daily to help with the appetite.Kitties cannot get better if they don't eat.

I hope this helps you but please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely, DRB

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated.Thank you very much.

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if I can be of additional help as I check my computer each night. Sincerely,DRB

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated.Thank you very much.