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Salmonellosis in Cats

Clinical Signs
Fever
Dehydrated
Diarrhea with or without blood
Tenesmus
Pale Mucous Membranes.

Duration
Symptoms may last up to 6 weeks .

Treatment
Fluids, antibiotics if young, old or debilitated.

Drug of Choice
** Antibiotics are usually not needed. Susceptibility testing is strongly encouraged, considering the drugs' side effects and Salmonella's ability to quickly develop resistance.

Those at Risk
Young, old, and immuno-compromised cats.

Cats receiving antibiotics for other reasons.