What is cat flu?
Cat flu is a common illness affecting the upper respiratory tract in cats. The cat can be infected by viruses or bacteria and cat flu can be life threatening. Cats most likely to be worse affected are the very young, very old or those with a damaged immune system.
What are the signs of cat flu?
There are several signs to look out for in your cat, including:
- a runny nose and eyes
- quiet and subdued behaviour
- loss of appetite and a temperature.
If you suspect your cat is ill, take them to see the vet. Your vet may take swabs from the cat to help make a diagnosis and will treat your cat.