Prognosis

       The prognosis for cats infected with calicivirus alone is very good.  Cats tend to recover within 7-10 days, or as quickly as their immune system begins to produce antibodies.  If there is a pre-existing condition that compromises the immune system (such as feline immunodeficiency virus or feline herpesvirus) then recovery from this infection may be longer.  In severe cases, such as those that progress to dehydration or pneumonia, the signs and symptoms may continue for several weeks.  It is important to realize that feline calicivirus infections can be persistent and the cat may remain contagious for years even though they no longer display the symptoms. 

 

 

 

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