Smokey is a one year old male cat who was brought to us when his owner noticed he looked yellow! Smokey’s skin and the whites of his eyes had become yellow in colour and they had noticed He was also a bit quieter than usual.
Dr Raj Wicks examined Smokey upon arrival at the clinic. In addition to his new colouring, Smokey was very lethargic. Dr Raj advised Smokey’s owners that Smokey would need to stay in hospital and have some blood tests to determine the cause of the illness.
Smokey was placed on intravenous fluids and closely monitored in hospital. To treat the Mycoplasma haemofelis Smokey was medicated with a double dose of antibiotics.
A very happy Smokey was able to go home after 4 days in hospital. His delighted owners were advised he would need medication for the next three weeks to insure the infection was totally cleared up. Smokey will also need to revisit the clinic weekly for examinations and blood tests.