September 2, 2006 10:23 PM Subscribe
I have a kitten diagnosed with pneumonia. Treatment?
posted by josher71 to Pets & Animals (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a kitten who is approximately 10-12 weeks old (I've had him since he was about 1 week old, along with his surrogate lactating mother). The vet did an x-ray to make sure it was actually pneumonina (one lung is completely filled with fluid), but he cannot tell what kind, because the kitten is way too young for the anaesthesia required to get a culture. Therefore, finding the right combination of antibiotics is tricky. The kitten is now on 2 oral meds, baytril and amoxy. He's also been on clavamox before for a different URI. We bring him into the bathroom for hot steam 3 times a day, for five minutes. Is there anything else I can do to help him? Any supplements to know about? His appetite is very good still.