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Experience:  15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
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My cat has repeated rapid sneezing when she sneezes. She also

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My cat has repeated rapid sneezing when she sneezes. She also seems to have trouble breathing or at least its noisy and congested. My vet thinks she might have a tumor in the nose. I can barely afford a test see if she does but I shudder to think what an operation would cost. I am hesitant should I get another opinion or is my vet right. She doesn't seem to be in pain.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 15 years. Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear about Tabby's situation. With what you're describing, some of the rule outs would be:
1) Nasal tumor - which your vet has mentioned
2) Nasal pharyngeal polyp - these are actually pretty common with the signs that you're describing. Here is a link on them.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=2548&
3) Nasal foreign body.
In a situation like this, it would seem very reasonable to have your vet sedate her and take some skull films and also do a very thorough evaluation of the back of her oral cavity. If it is a polyp, at the time it is found on the oral inspection, it can be pulled. It is pretty simple as these are usually just pulled.