Upper Respiratory Virus
Several of our cats have occasional URI's and usually recover pretty fast. But one of them can't seem to fight the virus and is deteriorating. We've been dealing with this for months and she is getting to the point where the congestion keeps her from wanting to eat and she is very thin.
I took her in again today, she was given subQ fluids, a long-acting antibio shot and anti-histamine pills. Of course the shot won't work against the virus, but is supposed to take care of any secondary problems. And the anti-histamines are supposed to clear her congestion so she'll start eating again.
I've only been able to get her to eat by hovering over her, petting her and talking to her, but she is still not eating enough. She is 8, much too young to give up on. Has anyone here gone through something like this, and how were you able to help your kitty?