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Author Topic: H1N1 cases in cats and other pets  (Read 22310 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2009, 09:22:01 PM »

http://www.idexx.com/view/xhtml/en_us/smallanimal/education/reference-library/case-studies/h1n1case-study.jsf?SSOTOKEN=0

H1N1 Influenza Virus Infection
13-year-old neutered male mixed-breed dog
 
History and Clinical Presentation
The 13-year-old neutered male mixed-breed dog was taken in on emergency to the Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center in Bedford Hills, New York, on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Two days prior, he was seen by his regular veterinarian after several days of not feeling well. The patient was placed on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories with no response. On presentation to the emergency veterinarian, the dog had dry cough, was reported to be lethargic and not eating; he was also febrile with a temperature of 103.6°F. The owner reported that he himself had tested positive earlier in the week for the H1N1 influenza virus.

 
Diagnostic Testing
The veterinarian informed the owner that there was an H1N1 influenza virus test available through IDEXX Reference Laboratories. The owner agreed to have the test run.

Thoracic radiographs were taken and revealed evidence of pneumonia with consolidation of the right cranial and middle lung lobes and prominent air bronchograms.

A tracheal wash was performed and submitted for culture and sensitivity and cytology.

 
Treatment
The dog was hospitalized, placed on intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

In addition, the dog received saline nebulization and coupage four times daily.

The dog improved with treatment and was released after 48 hours of hospitalization and supportive care...
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2009, 09:26:34 AM »

Think this is all pretty much speculation at this point and I'm not sure it applies to people, let alone pets:

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/swineflu/article/741542--experts-say-h1n1-could-have-a-silver-lining-if-it-knocks-out-other-viruses

Experts say H1N1 could have a silver lining if it knocks out other viruses
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« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2009, 02:17:54 PM »




http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/new_virus/default.asp

December 28, 2009
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and Pico Boulevard Pet Hospital have reported a 2009 H1N1-infected cat in southern California. An 8-year old, female domestic shorthaired cat developed clinical signs of respiratory disease after its owner was ill with confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza infection. According to the owner, the cat had spent a lot of time on the owner's lap. The owner reported that the cat was sneezing and had a nasal discharge and occasional cough, but the cat was normal when examined by the veterinarian. Laboratory testing revealed 2009 H1N1 influenza infection as well as Mycoplasma felis infection. (Mycoplasma felis is a type of bacteria that can cause conjunctivitis, respiratory disease and polyarthritis [arthritis in more than one joint]). The cat is recovering from its illness.

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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2009, 02:59:24 PM »

Well, I'd say it's now coast-to-coast. 2009, the year we all learned we can give flu to our pets. Kind of sad that
disease is mutating so fast, but a good thing to know next August when flu vaccine comes out. Not just for protecting
human families any more, is it?
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« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2009, 05:53:46 PM »

This is all so strange to me all of a sudden the pets are becoming 'sick' from the owners? Where is previous history in years past where this has happened? Would anyone have any links to verify this that, they would be nice enough to post.
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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2009, 07:23:11 AM »

This is all so strange to me all of a sudden the pets are becoming 'sick' from the owners? Where is previous history in years past where this has happened? Would anyone have any links to verify this that, they would be nice enough to post.

I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there have been instances in the past where people past along flu to cats/pets.  Maybe before now no one thought to test for it? Or we didn't have the ability to test for it.  I have heard people at the vet say it's so weird that their cat is sick because just a week ago they had a similar illness.  I have no proof of any of this, I'm just guessing.
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« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2009, 06:34:20 PM »

Guestimating is alright too. Anyone else want to contribute with facts and web sites containing those facts, please, by all means, your info is most welcome.
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