If we talk about virus then it’s very fearful for every person. The reason behind this is, yaaa! I know you guessed. The virus spread in 2020 makes every person fearful against the virus. Don’t worry, every problem has a solution.
Now, the topic is on calicivirus. In this blog we will be talking about feline calicivirus, transmission, Diagnosis, about its symptoms and what is the treatment.
Let’s come to the topic and understand this.
What Is Calicivirus?
Calicivirus is a upper respiratory infection which can happen to both young and adult cats. This can spread through direct contact.
If you adopt multiple cats and one of your cats gets infected then there is a chance of spreading of infection. This can transfer though the saliva, by the eyes and nasal discharge, by sneezing droplets or by food bowls or litter boxes.
Is Calicivirus Spread Due To Environment Contaminant
If your cat is infected and roaming around, urinating a lot then due to environment contaminant this can transfer to your other kitten or cats in the house because this virus can survive on one place from 7-14 days.
What Are The Symptoms Of Calicivirus In Cats?
How Can You Identify If Your Cat Has Calicivirus? I think it’s a great task. In acute upper respiratory infection, there is a symptom of sneezing, nasal and eyes discharge, eyes turn into strange colour and ulcers forming in the mouth.
Due to this your pet can get lethargic and your pet can have fever also in the beginning and in severe cases, your pet can get pneumonia also.
Secondly, small ulcers would form on the gums due to which the saliva would discharge and face problems while eating. And it is also possible that your animal may not eat anything.
Apart from this limping syndrome can happen but this is seen in very few cases. This is mostly seen in the young kittens. The joints of young kittens get inflamed and because of this animal faces problem in walking and they are not able to stand, due to which they get lethargic.
How Can We Diagnose Calicivirus?
This is diagnosed based on its clinical signs and the and the oral charge can be sent to the laboratory and PCR and CPC can be done.
Treatment And The Management Of Calicivirus
To stop secondary bacterial infections antibiotics are given to your pet. Apart from this oral medication is given especially, the somogel cream is used for the gums so that your pet can recover easily.
Apart from this multivitamins are given and your vet also use drips to overcome the dehydration if your pet doesn’t eat anything.
If your pet is eating then veterinarian doesn’t usually put drips. Oral medication is used in which veterinarian use antibiotics, multivitamins and somogel, so your animal can be maintained.
If we talk about the vaccination then it is available in the entire world. And if you don’t know about the vaccination, then first, you have to deworm and then do the vaccination.
Firstly you get 2 to 3 vaccines so that your animal can be immune for 1 year and then you get a booster every year so that your pet can develop about 85-90% immunity for the calicivirus.
Conclusion – Final Words From Me
I only suggest you one thing, visit your nearest veterinary doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Avoid self-medication because it may lead to a severe health problem in your cat and I know you don’t want this thing i.e severe health problem in your furry baby.