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My FIV kitty is coughing. Nigel. He is robust, eats very…

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My FIV kitty is...

My FIV kitty is coughing.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the kitten's name?

Nigel

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nigel?

He is robust, eats very well, is 13 years old.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Nigel. As you're likely to know any cat immunocompromised by FIV must be monitored for secondary infectious dseases and if found treated intensively. Both viral (feline herpesvirus/FHV-1 is common in these cats) and bacterial infections/pneumonias are considered as well as asthma and advanced cardiopulmonary disorders such as congestive heart failure need to be considered as well. I wouldn't hesitate to have Nigel's vet carefully auscultate (listen to) and X-ray Nigel's thorax (chest). Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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