Upper respiratory infections in cats and dogs, otherwise known as URI’s can be very contagious in your pet and quite common. Although, your pet cannot spread the infection to a human and vice versa, it can be easily spread from cat to cat and dog to dog. These are equivalent to the common cold in humans and present with cold type and flu type symptoms. Most of these infections are caused by a virus, but can become secondarily infected with bacteria.
If you notice the signs of lethargy, coughing, sneezing, fever and runny nose or eyes, then your pet is probably suffering from a cold or upper respiratory tract infection. You may also notice a decrease in appetite, or your pet stops eating all together.
Most cases of URI are treated with a conventional course of drug therapy (antibiotics, decongestants, antivirals), rest, lots of food and liquids. A humidifier or steam may also be quite helpful in clearing the nasal passages. If there is any question, always take your pet to a veterinarian for proper diagnosis.
PetAlive Respo-K is a 100% natural, safe and effective herbal and homeopathic remedy for treating and preventing colds and respiratory infections in pets. PetAlive Respo-K is for acute treatment of colds and respiratory infections in pets; to reduce symptoms of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and nose; to decrease recovery time from respiratory infections; to strengthen your pet's immune system; and to prevent recurrence and for prevention of secondary infections of the sinuses or lungs.
Pet Alive Respo-K does not have any side effects as it is 100% natural, herbal and homeopathic. Respo-K will not react adversely with conventional treatment and may help to support immune functioning and cut recovery time for pets that are being treated by conventional medicines. However, Respo-K is very effective as a stand alone treatment and should quickly clear the symptoms of colds in pets. Although antibiotics may cause side effects and reduce immune functioning, for severe infections they may be necessary. Respo-K will then be an excellent additional treatment for treating the infection, reducing symptoms and strengthening the immune system.
It is important to seek medical care for your pet if he/she is showing no improvement within a week or if symptoms begin to worsen.
What else can you do to help your pet during a URI
Your pet cannot blow its nose, so keep the area clean of mucus and discharge by carefully wiping the nose with a damp, warm rag or tissue when required.
If your pet has lost his appetite, encourage him to eat by warming the food or serving more of his favorite food.
Dehydration can be a problem in pets with respiratory infection due to loss of moisture from the mucus membranes as well as decreased intake of food and fluids.
Encourage your pet to eat and drink by offering strong-smelling foods or even giving water with a syringe if necessary.
Keep your pet's immune system functioning optimally to prevent all types of infection and disease. Help to boost your pet's immune system holistically through a healthy lifestyle involving regular exercise, balanced diet and our PetAlive Liver and Immunity Support.