Can I use formula 911 for my sick cat? I have six cats, and which two of them are sick with an upper respiratory infection, and neither one of them will eat or drink. I took them to the vet and they did not help me. I need to find out if this is safe for my cats to take! The Vet has tried multiple different antibiotics which none of them have helped. It’s been two weeks and they have survived off of IV fluids at the vet
Is my sick cat allowed to have formula 911? Will it help?
Question posted by Mystic6917 on 1 April 2022
Last updated on 1 April 2022 by WildcatVet
Upper respiratory infections are viral and need to run their course... antibiotics are prescribed to prevent secondary bacterial infections.
I can't recommend Formula 911 as it's specific for large animals such as calves, foals, piglets, etc. and is not nutritionally formulated for cats.
You could try unflavored Pedialyte mixed with a kitten replacement formula such as KMR which you can buy at most pet shops. You could also try mixing it with warm chicken broth. Smelly fish product cat foods might be somewhat more palatable.
Keep the nasal passages clear of mucus build-up and use some type of humidification as if they can't smell they won't want to eat. Close the bathroom door and run hot water until the room is steamy and let the cats breathe it in for 10-15 minutes daily.
The good news is that most viral URI's resolve within 1-3 weeks. If they aren't vaccinated I'd highly recommend it once they've recovered.
Best regards and I hope this will help a bit with your kitties.
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