How Long Does A Stomach Virus Last In Cats?

How long does a virus last in cats?

How Long Does A Stomach Virus Last In Cats?

Once a cat is exposed to an infectious agent, it will go through an incubation period of 2-10 days before developing symptoms.

If the infection is uncomplicated, it will typically last for 7-21 days, depending on the particular disease agent with 7 to 10 days being average duration of illness.

Can cats get stomach viruses?

Rotavirus Infections in Cats

The rotavirus is a double-stranded, wheel-shaped RNA virus which causes inflammation of the intestines and in severe cases, dysfunction in the intestinal walls. This virus is the leading cause of diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset in cats. Dogs are also susceptible to rotavirus infections.

How long does cat gastritis last?

Chronic Gastritis in Cats

Intermittent vomiting that lasts longer than one to two weeks is medically referred to as chronic gastritis. It is typified by inflammation of the stomach. The stomach lining can be irritated by chemical irritants, drugs, foreign bodies, or infectious agents.

How do you treat gastroenteritis in cats?


  • Rehydration: orally or through IV.
  • Diet: your cat will not be allowed any food, and you will gradually introduce water and easily-digestible food.
  • Drugs: to stop the vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Antibiotics: if the cause is a bacterial infection.

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