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Our cat is sneezing and low energy. 3 year old DSH female

Our cat is sneezing and low energy. 3 year old DSH female neutered. Indoor only. No runny nose or eyes. Just started today.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?Customer: Tortu (she's a torte)JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?Customer: Had rabies shot one week ago but has been fine since. She goes crazy when we try to put her in carrier to vet. So we use a mobile service.

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Dr. Kara

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My 13-y.o. spayed, inside cat has been suffering from a

Hello, My 13-y.o. spayed, inside cat has been suffering from a "head cold," which came on while I was out of town for a few weeks. At first, she was sneezing alot, and her eyes were runny/ tearing with a clear discharge. I suspected a herpes flare, although she has never had one before (indeed, this cat has been super healthy, always!). I thought she had recovered last week.... but then she started up with SERIOUS nasal congestion, including more yellowish mucous-y discharge, from the nose, both nostrils. Eyes are still a little runny, not as bad though. Her breathing is raspy, and she is clearly miserable. She doesn't have much appetite these last several days. I took her to the vet on Monday. No fever. She has lost a full pound (about 10% of body weight) since her annual a few months ago. The vet prescribed Clavamox (liquid). In the past 24 hours, she has a new symptom: BLOOD in the nasal discharge (one nostril). However, she seems a little perkier, and she is now eating canned food morsels from my fingers. Do I need to take her back to the vet urgently? Watch and wait (but for what)? Also, I should mention that the cat does not tolerate anesthesia -- had a flatline scare during attempted dental a few months back. Many thanks for any guidance!! My cat is my little princess!!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?Customer: The only other thing I can think of -- She has now had three bloody noses (since yesterday afternoon). However, not ALL of the mucous I am wiping from her nose is bloody.JA: What is the cat's name?Customer: Musya.

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Dr. Kara

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My ten year old female half siamese half tabby indoor cat

Hi, My ten year old female half siamese half tabby indoor cat seems to be having some problems. I first noticed that her meow was hoarse and seemed to hardly be able to let out a meow. Then a few sneezes and coughing followed the next two days (but barely). I also noticed that she wasn't drinking much water but has not lost her appetite what so ever. I have been trying to keep track of any other symptoms. She often has eye discharge so thats not something that seems to be any different. It's around day four and she seems to be having some difficulty breathing. She continuously swallows after licking anything. She hasn't thrown up but continues to swallow something back. I have no idea whats wrong with my poor kitty and cant take her to the vet unless its an emergency. If anybody has any idea what's wrong please let me know.

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Dr. Kara

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Does my cat have an upper respiratory infection. Vomits

Does my cat have an upper respiratory infection. Vomits clear phlegm at night and is now losing weight although his stool, appetite , energy level and hydration are fine. Has always had this (he was adopted by us from his previous owner). His lungs sound clear and his heart does not seem irregular. His stomach sound bubbly if we let him eat after 4:30pm. Nigel's purr has always been throaty/liquid and strong low tone. No behavioral issues. We have not tried any medication yet although he gets a teaspoonful of pumpkin a day in the morning. No other symptom other than vomit and recent weight loss. Help.

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My 6 year old Russian blue is not eating much and keeps his

My 6 year old Russian blue is not eating much and keeps his mouth open to breath..is this a problem <

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My cat has been sounding congested for 4 days but is acting

My cat has been sounding congested for 4 days but is acting normal. Does this require a vet visit or is it likely self limited?

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Cat limping and holding leg up. What could it be?

My cat Finny has been limping and holding his right leg up for about 3 weeks now. I took him to the vet multiple times now and they took an x-ray and said they saw nothing and gave him Neurontin but it is not working. He did go to the vet the first time for an upper respiratory infection and received 2 different eye drops and then the vet gave Zithromax for his leg. That didn't work and then gave him a shot of an antibiotic but that still didn't work.He has also been not himself by just laying around and hiding and won't come to eat and drink at times, but he will eat.

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I brought in a stray kitten about 5 days ago and because of

I brought in a stray kitten about 5 days ago and because of laws in my state, I have had the hardest time having a shelter taker him in. He started as a normal, playful, loving kitten, but over the past few days his behavior has changed. He drools a lot, has a runny nose, seems wobbly and circles his head a bit (like his equilibrium is off), and is just no longer playful, but doesn't necessarily sleep all the time. I took him into an emergency vet last night when I couldn't bare to watch his symbol escalate and she gave him an antibiotic shot and some fluids, and he seemed a bit better this afternoon when I came home to check on him, but now he's drooling more than ever and is still very wobbly with his head and tired. I am supposed to go away for a quick 24 hour trip, but I feel uneasy leaving him in this state. But I already took him to a vet and she didn't seem to think he was in any serious danger. I need a second opinion. Trying to drop him off at another no kill shelter that will take strays, but I have to abide by their hours.

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Dr. Deb

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He's sneezing and having trouble breathing, but now his nose

He's sneezing and having trouble breathing, but now his nose looks like it is cracking. I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow, just came here looking to see if someone else has dealt with a similar problemJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Pudge he's about 5 or 6 nowJA: What is the cat's name?Customer: PudgeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pudge?Customer: He's overweight, he's still alert and acts normal other than the sneezing

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