This may not have been the exact sound that Bacardi Rum was making recently when he wasn’t feeling well, but we’re sure it’s close.
For those who don’t know, cats are susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections caused by either viruses or bacteria, just like humans are. This means that their nose, throat and sinus area can become inflamed, which was why Bacardi Rum had crud in his eyes and was wheezing. Other symptoms your cat may show include:
- Congestion or a runny nose
- Depression or withdrawn from usual activities (playing or hanging out with their humans)
- Gagging or drooling
- Loss of or decreased interest in eating
- Nasal and oral ulcers
- Sneezing with a clear to colored nasal discharge
- Squinting or rubbing eyes
Bacardi Rum is a 12 1/2 year old who has been by his owner's side through thick and thin, including moving from Georgia to Gillette, Wyoming. His mom knew he was sick, but is disabled from a car wreck and unable to work, so she was worried about the cost of his care. So, she reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance. We are happy to say that we were able to help Bacardi Rum receive emergency veterinary care -- he was given a full exam and sent home some with some medication and is up to his playful self.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.