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Why is my cat sneezing and leaving mucus all over. Suzy she…

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Why is my cat sneezing and leaving mucus all over

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Suzy she was adopted and she about 15 months old

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She went to two different vets and both gave her antibiotics but she is still sneezing and leaving mucus

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Suzy. The feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is the most common of the infectious respiratory agents that causes the sneezing and nasal discharge you're seeing. Thankfully, it usually goes into remission unaided within 1-3 weeks. The bacteria Mycoplasma and Chlamydophila can be found in conjunction with FHV-1 or as sole infecting agents but they, too, should go into remission unaided in that time frame. In the case in which my patient doesn't improve within the initial 10 days from the onset of symptoms, I'll prescribe the antibiotic of choice - doxycycline - to address those bacteria. Antibiotics don't address viruses such as FHV-1 which would explain her not improving with those two antibiotics but I can prescribe the antiviral drug famciclovir if I believe that a serious case of FHV-1 is brewing. This drug is best formulated into a tasty suspension by a veterinary compounding pharmacy because you'll need to administer it thrice daily for 2-4 weeks. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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