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Brain Inflammation in Cats

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Treatment

 

Your veterinarian will focus on reducing the severity of the symptoms, such as brain edema and seizures, and halt the progression of the disease. Severe forms of encephalitis require immediate hospitalization and intensive care. For instance, those suspected of having bacterial infections will be given broad spectrum antibiotics, which can reach the brain and spinal cord.

 

Living and Management

 

With proper treatment and care, symptoms gradually improve within two to eight weeks; however, the overall prognosis depends on the underlying cause of the condition. For example, in some cats, symptoms may reappear once treatment is discontinued. In such instances, a second round of treatment (or long-term treatment) may be required to save the cat's life.

 

Your veterinarian will schedule regular follow-up exams to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and the cat's state of health. He or she may even recommend a new diet for the cat, especially if it is frequently vomiting or severely depressed.

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