General information on Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis is, in short, a sore throat; inflammation in the back of the throat. A sore throat can be a discomfort, painful, and give a scratchy feeling in the throat for cats. Sore throats are not very common in cats. Most sore throats are caused by viruses and infections in the mouth. The symptoms can be very similar to that of tonsillitis.
Symptoms of Pharyngitis
Some of the symptoms for pharyngitis may be coughing and gagging, vomiting, fever, pain when swallowing, loss of appetite, and in rare cases may cause difficulty breathing.
Treatments for Pharyngitis
A cat with pharyngitis should be taken to see a veterinarian. Medication may be prescribed for about a week and pain medications may also be required. The catís diet should be changed to consist of soft canned food that is in water or in a plain broth that is of a liquid consistency.
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Pharyngitis experience by - Kim
My cat Whiskers,which was rescued from a neighbours garden as a kitten, had pharyngitis which was successfully cured using antibiotics and cough linctus, however recently there has been another stray in the garden that has been coughing and now Whiskers has started again. This is a highly contagious disease and cats should be isolated until completely cured. This took a number of weeks in our case.
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