- Mar 5, 2012
Totally agree. if it's bacterial and the food is suspish, I'm not going back to it until we can get answers. As I said, they're doing fecal culture, so hopefully that will tell us something, probably by tomorrow. We have preemptively bleached the cat room, including dishes and cat box.I've had cats with various infections that had a culture & sensitivity analysis done. The culture part of it is basically taking a sample of the infected tissue to confirm the presence of bacteria. The sensitivity part is to determine what antibiotic to treat it with; sometimes bacteria is resistant to a certain antibiotic and you need to know that so you can prescribe the right one. It might take a couple of days to get the results back from a lab.
Once the infection is under control, it's important to determine what caused it. Honestly, I would not feed any of the same food he's been eating. I would give him something else and make absolutely positively sure that he's fine and it really was just the food. It's an educated guess, but still just a guess at this point.
I found this link that might help Feline Upper Respiratory Infection
With our chronic mucus factory, I've joked that he must be allergic to cat hair. I'll ask my vet if they can culture whatever his deal is and find out. I'm sure he'll love that :-/