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Outdoor cats, looking thin, sneezing, running nose (Yellow at times)?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Cats can get several different types of upper respiratory infections.
You can read about them here
www.marvistavet.com/html/feline_upper_respiratory.html
they may need vet care to properly recuperate.
In most cases vaccination would prevent the disease.
Hope this helps you!
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: Thank you for your answer. Is there anything I can do to treat these cats once they have these symptoms? Cough, sneezing, yellow mucus nose. also, when is it recommended to vaccinate kittens for this?
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
You can try cleaning eyes and nose area with sterile saline solution and for breathing issues run a steamy shower with them in the bathroom to breath the steam to help with congestion. Some people even use a vaporizer.
The vet can give you antibiotics and eye ointments as needed.
Keep them eating and drinking - you can warm food a little to make it more aromatic if they stop eating because they can't smell the food.
Normally vaccinations for kittens start at 7-8 weeks of age. If the mom has had her vaccinations they would be covered by her immunities up until then.

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