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discolored cat nose

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One of my cats seems to have a respiratory ailment. She is stuffed up, nose is running, tired etc. What really worries me is her nose is purply red. I thought something had bit her but now my other cat’s nose is starting to do the same thing. Is this normal?

 Cats are prone to respiratory illness and it sounds like your kitties have passed it to one another.


If the mucus from the nose stays clear, you can wait it out.  Try to make sure they are drinking ok because cats can get dehydrated easily.  If the mucus changes color, you will need to see a vet for antibiotics.


The color changes are normal when a runny nose is present.


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Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: what antibiotics will help? can i get it through a site like "pet meds"?

 Your vet would have to prescribe the antibiotics.  They cannot be gotten without a prescription.


Sorry!


Something that you CAN do at home is use pediatric saline nasal drops in the nose to help clear the congestion and make breathing easier.  You can get them at your local drug store.

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