Cats with Bordetellosis should be allowed to rest comfortable in a quiet place, away from other pets and active children, for at least two to three weeks or until their lungs appear normal in X-Rays -- especially those that have developed pneumonia. In addition, antimicrobial medication and fluid therapy will be administered.
Cats with uncomplicated infections should begin to recover within two weeks. If the cat does not improve, contact your veterinarian to reevaluate your pet. Cats with severe infections, on the other hand, may require regular follow-up examinations to assess its lungs.
In addition, cats with bordetellosis may shed the bacteria for at least 19 weeks after initial infection, so be sure to isolate your animal from other cats.
The best way to prevent this type of infection is to vaccinate your cat against Bordetella.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The section of the respiratory system that contains the mouth, nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and epiglottis.
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
Irritating tissue with a great deal of some type of fluid
The part of the throat that is found between the soft palate and the epiglottis