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Dr L Simmon, Cat Veterinarian
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Well i am suffering from COVID and in the past day my cat

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Well i am suffering from COVID and in the past day my cat has started sneezing. Is there a chance he has contracted it?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Has the cat been eating and drinking normally? Have you taken his temperature?
Customer: He is eating and im not sure how to take his temperature
JA: In addition to the congestion, has the cat been licking or scratching his skin?
Customer: He sufferers from skin irritations anyway, so hes always licking
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: He'sname is ***** ***** hes 7
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He is an indoor cat and up to date with all immunisations
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 20 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda.
I'm sorry to hear you are unwell.
The risk to your cat is very, very low.
This website discusses what precautions to take to keep your cat safe:
https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/coronavirus/faqs-about-coronavirus-covid-19-and-catsIt is advised you keep your cat inside, just in case.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Is there a anything i can do at home for Caesar?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 20 days ago.
As it is a viral infection, on the small chance he has contracted it, it is all about supportive care.
This means allowing him to rest, plenty of fluids (wet food, offering rain water, using a water fountain), encouraging him to eat with warm, tasty foods etc.
It can help to allow him in steamy rooms e.g. after you shower.
Hopefully he does not become unwell.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok, thank you. I will keep him as comfortable as possible
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 20 days ago.
Not at all and wishing you a very speedy recovery.