1. Whitecough

Whitecough

DISCLAIMER: The information provided herein is in relation to a role playing game based on a fictional book series. None of the information provided herein should be used to treat yourself or your pets. Please consult someone trained in first aid, Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, or another appropriate professional before attempting to treat a living creature.
Whitecough
Overall:

Whitecough is a somewhat common illness, but known for its ability to evolve into more dangerous infections such as Greencough. Symptoms can include the runny eyes, Sneezing, Dry Coughing, Congestion, and/or Mild Fever.

Notes:

This ailment is contagious via contact with the sick cat.
This ailment is sometimes fatal to the young and old.

Related Herbs: Borage, Broom, Caraway, Catnip, Chickweed, Comfrey, Feverfew, Honey, Horsetail, Juniper, Little Daisy, Mallow, Marigold, Poppy, Sage, Tansy, Thyme, Willow, Mint,
Related Symptoms: Congestion, Cough, Eye Irritation, Fever, Sneezing, Sore Throat,
Mild Cases
Details:
Duration: 2-4 days following treatment, if caught very early
Treatment:
  • Ensure the cat drinks plenty, and continues to eat well. If the patient looses appetite it is advisable to switch to treatments oriented for Greencough.
  • If the eyes run due to irritation they should be flushed clean with fresh water or willow water. A Medicine Cat should never lick the ick away or permit another cat do so due to high risk of infection through contact with the substance.
  • Sneezing, Coughing and/or Congestion should be treated with herbs as appropriate.
  • Fevers and any related chills should be tended appropriately.
  • All treatments should be continued while symptoms last.
Residual Effects:

Weakness and Poor condition for approximately 3 days.

Complications:

None

Moderate Cases
Details:
Duration: 3-5 days following the start of treatment
Treatment:

As per mild case instructions

Residual Effects:

Weakness and Poor condition for approximately a quarter moon.
Temporary predisposition for follow-up respiratory problems for approximately half moon.

Complications:

None

Severe Cases
Details:
Duration: 4-7 days following the start of treatment if caught late
Treatment:

As per mild case instructions

Residual Effects:

Weakness and Poor condition for approximately a half moon.
Temporary predisposition for follow-up respiratory problems for approximately 1 moon.

Complications:

In the very young or very old additional infections are likely.