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My recently adopted rescue kitten has a cold. Is it

My recently adopted rescue kitten has a cold. Is it necessary to take her to a vet or are there things I can do for a 10 month old kitten at home?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the kitten's name?Customer: Coconut. She is a Khao Manee mix we think , white with different colored eyes and deaf. She had or was exposed to Herpes in her eye when much younger.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Coconut?Customer: Coconut isn't showing interest in her food, although eating a little. She cuddles under a blanket to stay warm and loves being in front of the fireplace. She also has been drinking water several times day.

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Cat coughing 3-4 times a week, occasional loss of meow, and

Cat coughing 3-4 times a week, occasional loss of meow, and loud inhale when relaxed Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: For several weeks I've caught my male 9 month old cat having 30 second to 1 minute coughing fits where he crouches down and pushes his head away from his body and makes a coughing/gagging sound. if you disturb him during this he just goes on his business and doesn't seem very phased. He also occasionally has a croaky or completely missing meow when I feed him (he doesn't meow at other times really)

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My cat has been sneezing for a few days and has watery eyes,

My cat has been sneezing for a few days and has watery eyes, a little matting occasionally in 1 eye. Seems like a cold, is there anything to do for him?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Midnight 3 1/2 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Midnight?Customer: No he is eating and using the bathroom as normal

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He is sneezing and having spasms in hisneck so his head

He is sneezing and having spasms in hisneck so his head shakesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Toby and he is about 10 monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Toby?Customer: His energy has been low as well

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Shes been sleepy all day. She has nasal discharge and it

Shes been sleepy all day. She has nasal discharge and it smells a bitJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Leia and shes almost 9 months old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Leia?Customer: I think thats the most concerning. 😞JA: What confuses you?Customer: Just from the discharge, her breathings a bit weird.

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I have a 12wk old kitten that sneezes all the time; been to

I have a 12wk old kitten that sneezes all the time; been to 3 different vet apt and was given an antibiotic shot and nothing for allergies; don't know why but today started having nose bleeding bright red; not temp and is eating ok; what can I do? nothing else is new or diffenentJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the kitten?Customer: up on immunizations; have other cats out doors ; this kitten is in doors with another 12wk old spinx that had similar s/s and matted eyes; he the spinx was given a steroid shot and now he is fine. this kitten started symptoms right after the other one got well; both kittens are in door all the time; both on on the science diet

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She has goopy eyes, she sort of winces when I touch her side

she has goopy eyes, she sort of winces when I touch her side or lower back but she still walks to eat and go to bathroom.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: 10 year old catJA: OK. Did the cat have a fall?Customer: no she basically sticks to chairs and our bedJA: What is the cat's name?Customer: BrianJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Brian?Customer: we recently go two new kittens so wonder if iy could be depression also, but she has gained weight in the last year

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My two year old has had a cold for about a week. The fever

Hello!My two year old has had a cold for about a week. The fever has been on and off, up to 101.6, for 5 days. We were at the doctor already (the appt. was already scheduled), and the doctor said it was probably a cold. But that was 4 days ago with only slight improvement. She is playing and happy, but snotty and not 100%.Can I just ride this out or should we head back tot he doctor? I'm mostly concerned because she hasn't kicked the fever yet. This is also the third cold she's had in 3 months.

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My cat has licked and chewed a large spot on his front leg

My cat has licked and chewed a large spot on his front leg and lower chest to where the hair is gone and it's starting to look red. i know i need to take him to the vet, but I can't afford to right now. Also his lower back closer to his hips is very tender and he is starting to limp. What can I do to ease his symptons until I can get him to the vet?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Fergus is a rescue but the vet says he is probably about 7 or 8 years old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Fergus?Customer: He is FIV positive, prone to upper respiratory infections. We resuced him in Sept of this past year and have only had him for four months, but he has recovered pretty well. He was found in very poor condition, very thin, with eye infections in both eyes and a bad upper respiratory infection, and spent his first week with us in the hospital to gain enough strength to be neutered. He takes a daily lysine supplements. He has a great appetite (imagine!) his eating, drinking and potty habits have not changed. But it is obvious he is getting increasingly uncomfortable in his back and hips and the hot spot (?) is getting much bigger and turning angry looking.

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