General information on Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis is rare in cats. The tonsils are located at the back of the cat's throat. Unless they are inflamed, the tonsils are not visible.
Symptoms of Tonsillitis
Symptoms of Tonsillitis in cats may include a high fever, coughing, pain when swallowing, vomiting, gagging response, and loss of appetite.
Treatments for Tonsillitis
A visit to your vet is in order if your cat presents with any of these symptoms. If your vet's diagnosis is Tonsillitis he may begin a treatment of antibiotics along with some dietary changes that could include canned food diluted with water.
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Tonsillitis experience by - Bobbi
My 3 year old cat has had all similar symptoms as mentioned by everyone posting on this site, our local vet gave her a course of antibiotics but the symptoms persisted, and she has received a second stronger course of antibiotics. Her tonsil glands are very swollen and the vet asked me if she pants alot, she does when I take her for walks in the afternoon, but only on very hot days, the vet says that firstly, tonisillitis in cats is very uncommon and secondly he had a case of a cat with tonsillitis that also had lumyph nodes on the lungs which restricted the breathing, and the prognosis is not good. The vet has advised that once the tonsils have shrunk from the medication that they will need to be removed and sent away for tests to determine any other problems my cat might have. I have googled extensively and have not yet found a site where anyone has mentioned their cats having their tonsils removed.
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