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Fungal Infection (Aspergillosis) in Cats




There have been successful treatments through the administration of an antifungal drug directly into the nose or further in the nasal passage. If medication is prescribed, you will need to follow the full course of the medication s that symptoms do no recur.


Living and Management


Continued treatment depends on the type and severity of aspergillosis. Cats with the nasal version should be monitored for reduced nasal discharge, while those with disseminated disease need to be monitored with urine analysis and X-ray every one to two months. Your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan to monitor your cat's progress.




General good health will help to ensure a strong and healthy immune system so that this opportunistic disease is not a cause for concern. A balanced diet with opportunities for physical activity are essential components of a healthy lifestyle for your cat. Keeping your cat indoors may also be helpful, as it will limit access to grass clippings, hay, straw, and other substances where the Aspergillus fungus grows.

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