“Cat Flu’” is a general term used to describe a common set of symptoms in the upper respiratory tract. Some of these symptoms include sneezing, nasal discharge, loss of appetite and eye discharge. Cat flu is caused by several pathogens, such as Feline herpes virus (FHV), feline calicivirus (FCV), & Feline Chlamydophila.
Cat flu can be spread via direct contact such as from a sick or carrier cat via eye, nasal & mouth discharge or via indirect contact such as from contaminated food bowls, bedding etc. To give your cat protection against cat flu a regular F3 vaccination is required. All boarders coming to stay with us must have had their latest vaccines at least 7 days prior to boarding (and 14 days for kittens).
Vaccination will provide effective protection in the majority of animals but there is not a 100% guarantee. All possible hygiene, health and safety procedures are carried out here at Maraboon Pet Resort. Therefore any treatment costs associated with a Cat Flu diagnosis, will not be paid for by MPR.
Please contact your local veterinary clinic for further information.