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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Hopefully I don't sound like I'm overreacting. All that's

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Hopefully I don't sound like I'm overreacting. All that's happening is he is sneezing a lot. Much more than I've ever heard him before A couple times it looks like he is really struggling to sneeze but nothing comes out And he seems to constantly be licking his nose, I presume because of mucus or running So I wanted to see what this may be before it turns into something more serious
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: His name is***** is about 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fiyero?
Customer: That's really it. He has never had any problems before
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Fiyero. In the great majority of cases, such sneezing represents feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) infection. I also consider the bacteria Mycoplasma and Chlamydophila in these cats. The good news is that the great majority of cats remiss unaided within 1-3 weeks. I rarely treat them with antibiotics unless they worsen within the initial 7 days following the onset of symptoms rather than improve. Doxycycline is my antibiotic of choice should an antibiotic be necessary. FHV-1 won't respond to an antibiotic but the bacteria are quite sensitive to doxycycline.

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