My cat has been treated for what we thought was an upper respiratory infection and…

My cat has been treated for what we thought was an upper respiratory infection and was placed on Clavamox. She stopped eating and drinking. Now her WBC count and her EOS is ridiculously high. I have done research online and found that a high EOS could be a result of feline asthma. Yet, when I mention it to the vet, they are blowing me off. Help!

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Eleanor Wood
6 years ago

Hi Maggie, You are right that a high eosinophil (EOS) count can indicate feline asthma, but it is not specific for this. In other words, it can also be raised due to any allergic or inflammatory disease, including worms, irritable bowel syndrome or fleas. The neutrophil count trends to give information about infection, and it is not uncommon for a cat with impaired lungs, for any reason, to be more prone to respiratory infections, as bacteria can take hold in damaged organs more easily. this reason your very may be trying to clear the infection first so they can better… Read more »