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My cat has been coughing, sneezing and wheezing, when sneezing

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she is spraying all over...
My cat has been coughing, sneezing and wheezing, when sneezing she is spraying all over and sometimes chunks of nastiness?
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Cat Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago
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Is the discharge from the nose yellow or green?

Is she eating ok?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Discharge is green, she is eating just fine.

 

Cat Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago
My suspicion is that your description fits well with signs of a Feline Upper Respiratory Infection.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=613

Cats commonly get viruses - we tend to group this into the category of feline (cat) upper respiratory infections. These are usually self-limiting, viral infections that can last 7-10 days or so. Similar to the herpes virus / cold sores - in people - we tend to see this when a cat is stressed.

Although it is usually a viral cause - it can lead to a secondary bacterial infection...

Options for at home care for sneezing would be saline, drops for babies - You can used them 2-3 times per day. They can be used to help moisten the nasal passage and help break up secretions.

Although I am not promoting this company or brand, this is one that I have used in the past:
http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=107863&productId=107863&navAction=jump&navCount=3

Humidification is also an excellent idea with either a childrens humidifier or steam from a warm shower.

I hope this helps!
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

Is there a shot that would help?

 

Cat Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago
If there is an infection, then antibiotics may be needed, but there is no general shot for a feline upper respiratory infection unfortunately.
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Cat Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 7 years ago

Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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