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My cat is 19 years and 9 months old. For the oast few weeks,

Hi! My cat is 19 years and 9 months old. For the oast few weeks, he's had a runny/stuffy nose and now his eye is also runny. It's only on one side. He has developed a cough, but isn't coughing up anything. He will still eat human food and a little cat foid. The cat food seems to make him choke. He has been on Orbax for a number of years because I had a cat die of FIP. I took him off it for a week after the owner of the vet's office exoressed concerns about its prolonged use. He started sneezing about a week later. He is blind and deaf. He is drinking water and milk and urinating normally. He has diarrhea, but I figured that might be from his eating only human food. I've read putting saline drops in his nose might help, but he won't let me suction out the fluid. I do keep his nose and eye wiped clean, but the coughing is very troublesome.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?Customer: He can still meow, but it gets cut off sometimes. He can and will eat some dry food and treats. There is no obvious swelling around his face. I also have an 8-year-old, but she has shown no signs of catching what he has. He is still very strong when he doesn't want something. He also still drinks from the bathtub faucet and climbs the little stairs to the sofa. His chest congestion lessens when he sleeps. Would a humidifier help?

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Relief Veterinarian

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She has been having breathing difficulties since November.

She has been having breathing difficulties since November. Her vet has tried several antibiotics, med for hyperthyroid and a number of holistic supplements. There was a bit of an improvement but only briefly. Now she has stopped eating/drinking, but remains social - purring and "hanging out" with people. BUT she is quieter, has constant nasal discharge and sad eyes. She is 15 and a 100% indoor cat. I lost our oldest cat in October ... and this is tearing me apart.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?Customer: MiaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mia?Customer: Supposedly her lab work is fine ... but the thyroid is not completely resolved. She gained weight at first but is obviously losing now. Possibly dehydrated.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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I rescued a 9 month old cat 2 months ago since then I have

I rescued a 9 month old cat 2 months ago since then I have been fighting with upper respiratory infections in both, have been to the vets 6 times, eye drops,eye oitment, antibiotics, told get the younger one immunized and it will go away. Still hasn't the 3 1/2 yr s has been sick for 6 weeks will the herpis's virus ever go away??

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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Just back from vet less that two weeks ago. Clean bill of

Just back from vet less that two weeks ago. Clean bill of health (blood & ultrasound). Not not wanting to eat or get out of bed. No sneezing or discharge, no whining. Just lethargic and no appetite!JA: 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: Browncat and almost 15.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Browncat?Customer: Had spots on pancreas but ultrasound showed no growth and his appetite (although somewhat decreased) was OK just a week ago. Lost his brother just over a year ago, but seemed to be getting better. Indoor only, dental cleaning within the last year. 3 years ago had 6 teeth removed.

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Dr. Bruce

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Looks like a red membrane inside the eye in the corners. Cat

looks like a red membrane inside the eye in the corners. Cat can't see wellJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Hope is her name, and she is not quite 1 yetJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about name?Customer: No. She seems to be just getting over an upper respiratory infection but the eyes haven't returned to normal yet, even though we have been wiping them clean everyday

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Relief Veterinarian

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My kitten is only 10 weeks old but is sneezing and coughing

Hi, my kitten is only 10 weeks old but is sneezing and coughing loads. I haven't noticed any change in his eating but I wish he would drink a little bit more. I have only had him 2 weeks and he's due his 2nd injections next weekJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the kitten's name?Customer: ApricotJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Apricot?Customer: Nope other than that he seems fine

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Dr. Lori

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine

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My cat has one watery eye. And she is drooling quite a bit.

My cat has one watery eye. And she is drooling quite a bit. All of it is clear. No colored fluids. But she seems unhappy? But I don't know if that's because I vacuumed? And it's a winter storm outside? She is currently hiding under the couch and is not as interested in treats as usual.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?Customer: I don't think so. She's about 10 and is an indoor cat and is in general good healthJA: What is the cat's name?Customer: Mitten

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Lisa

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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She's got an obstruction...She is eating fine, and has good

she's got an obstruction...She is eating fine, and has good energy, but is this something of major concern and is there a product to unblock their nasal passage?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?Customer: Hi, my Persian cat is having trouble breathing. Did you see the first part of my note?JA: Where does your Persian cat seem to hurt?Customer: she seems to be congestedJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: noJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is your Persian cat eating normally?Customer: yesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is your Persian cat having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: noJA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is your Persian cat behaving differently?Customer: she sort of makes a wheezing sound when she breathes do cats "get colds"?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your Persian cat?Customer: she's about 10 years old

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

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My male cat 6 years old had inflamation in one ear. Took him

My male cat 6 years old had inflamation in one ear. Took him to vet 12 days ago and vet gave me 7.5 ml tresaderm to apply 2 drops twice daily. Initiallly made ear much better. But now cat is sneezing a lot and not active hiding under bed and acting generally sick and dis interested in moving or eating I can get him to vet tomorrow morning or should I seek emergency help?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name?Customer: LukeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Luke?Customer: There is a lot of black gunk in the affected ear. Other than this he has always been healthy

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Dr. Deb

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