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Q. I took my cat to the vet yesterday.they gave him some amoxocillan and some other shots for respiratory infection.. Now he isn't eating or drinking

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. It's common for a cat with upper respiratory infection to stop eating as they can't smell the food properly. The amoxycilline antibiotic can also cause nausea, making it even worse.

Try offering him sardines or tuna, or anything which he finds tasty and has strong smell, try to rub it on his nose if he doesn't look interested. Give it at room temperature or even lukewarm to increase the smell and palatability.


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