My suspicion is that your description fits well with signs of a Feline Upper Respiratory Infection
. While other causes such as rhinitis, cancer, allergies (unlikley), etc. can be possible, most often a URI is the most likely cause.
Cats commonly get viruses - we tend to group this into the category of feline (cat) upper respiratory infections. Similar to the herpes virus / cold sores - in people - we tend to see this when a cat is stressed...in your case this may have been the move.
Common signs of a cat upper respiratory infection include:
- Nasal Discharge
- Ocular discharge (one or both)
- Even decreased appetite, lethargy and vomiting.
Although it is usually a viral cause - it can lead to a secondary bacterial infection.
For this reason - your cat may again need antibiotics systemically.
The other option to discuss with your veterinarian is Lysine. This is a common addition to the therapy for cats with upper respiratory infections. The lysine stops the virus from replicating and therefore allows the immune system to better fight the infection.I usually suggest that cats be given 250mg twice daily for 3 weeks.
You can read more about Lysine here: http://www.thensome.com/herpes.htm_____________________________________________________________________
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.