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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Stuffy nose and sneezing, Samantha 8 yrs, mo

Customer Question

stuffy nose and sneezing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Samantha 8 yrs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Samantha?
Customer: mo
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

The feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is the most common infectious agent causing such symptoms in cats. Thankfully, these cats go into remission within 1-3 weeks unaided in the great majority of cases. Occasionally a bacterial infectious agent such as Mycoplasma or Chlamydophila will be present in addition to FHV-1 or as sole infecting agents and these do respond to the antibiotic doxycycline. These bacterial infections usually go into remission unaided as well, however, so I'm quite patient with cats such as Samantha as long as she continues to eat and drink.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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