What is the chance?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
What is the chance?
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Sat, 04-12-2003 - 11:15pm
Hi!

What would be the chance of my 2 girls catching URI from Lilly even if they are seperated from her? I'm worried as any Meowmie would be that isn't familiar with this. I hope that someone can send some comfort my way. :)


Thanks a bunch,

Michelle

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 04-13-2003 - 7:49am
Hi Michelle,

URI's are airborne viruses, so even though they are separated, one little sneeze from Lilly can send a whole lot of bacteria into the air and it lands everywhere. If your kitties are vaccinated for FVRCP (that is the distemper, rhino, calici and chlamydia vaccine, rhino and calici are URI's), the chance that they will get it is slim but there is still that small margin where they *could* get a mild one since no vaccine is 100% effective.

Cat

Cat =^..^=
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 04-13-2003 - 10:19am
Good Morning Cat!

She is in our bedroom right now. Most of the time she sleeps on our bed or under the bed in a kitty bed. She sneezes alot! I'm really worried now. How will I get rid of the *germs* after she is well? Since she is in the same room all the time will the *germs* linger? My kitties have been given that vaccine. I hope that my kitties won't get sick. I wish I would have *known* that Lilly had the URI. :( Maybe they could have given her the meds there. I don't know. Thank You for your response Cat, please take care! :) *hugs*


Michelle

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Registered: 04-16-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 1:10pm
I don't know how old Lily is but most kittens from shelters and breeders get URI's. The only thing you can do is treat her with an antibiotic which doesn't get rid of the URI it helps with any secondary infection caused by the URI. A URI is like a cold in humans it has to run it's course. As far as your other cats if they're adults and have had a FVRCP vacc. they should be OK but they may come down with a minor case of the URI.