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Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that you are having some troubles with your kitties. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. You say there are newly adopted cats, how long ago did you acquire the new ones? Any previous illnesses? any discharge from eyes or nose? Any coughing or congestion?
How low ago did you adopt the new additions?
where did you adopt them from?
how often would you say they are sneezing?
So there is two possibilities that could be going on. One they could have what is called feline herpes. Basically it is something that is seen often in cats that come from large populations of other cats (catteries, feral colonies, shelters, etc). It is s virus that just hangs out in the system for their lives. In times of stress (new house, new addition, new food, etc), we can see that these pets can flare up and start showing signs of upper respiratory infection. the other possibility is if they are starting an upper resp infection without the herpes. However, it would be less likely since you have had them for a month.
Also, that infrequent of sneezing leads to believe it may be something irritating in the environment and not necessary illness.
are there any strong smells in your house (plug ins, carpet sprinkle, perfume, etc?)
If it is just once or twice a day I would recommend looking for any irritants in the house (strong smells, perfumes, plug ins, carpet deodorizer, etc) and try to eliminate them. Sometimes it can be the litter too if you use a brand that has a lot of dust (a lot of the clays can); If the sneezing continues to increase it may be time to get them checked out. If we are worried about herpes you can get lysine supplement (often made in treats) and give them according to the instructions. that will cut down on outbreaks and also decrease shedding the virus between pets.
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Just following up to see how the cats were doing? were you able to find any sources of irritantes in the house?