I have two cats in my house. One, a female, is about 7-8 months old and we have had her for about 5 months. My husband found her outside a building when she was about 7-8wks old so he brought her home and here she has stayed We have never had any illnesses with her except that she had fleas when we fist found her and we also had her dewormed cuz of the fleas. Now about 2 months ago we adopted another cat from a person who takes overflow from shelters in our area. He was about 4 months old at the time. When we got him he had a mild case of ringworm which has since cleared up (we didn't know it at the time) Also when we went to get him the person gave us some eye ointment cuz they said he has some discharge from being overstressed in the new enviornment??? I gave him the ointment for about a week and then it looked like everything was ok. At that time he was in a seperate room cuz of the ringworm. Now since then he has gotten sick again and got our other cat sick. He had sneezing, coughing and green eye discharge. She had a swollen eye and a little sneezing. They were both put on antibiotics, eye ointment and were given a vaccine. They have been off the meds for about two weeks now. Everything seemed to be going good unitl the male cat sarted having a little eye discharge, crusty drainage in the corner of his eye at times. I am really worried he is getting sick again??? He is eating and acting normal. My husband and I are at a loss cuz we can't keep taking them to the vet and spending a hundred dollars every month on cat meds and we really don't want to take them back to a shelter. Any advice, ideas and info would be greatly appreciated! We are both new to having cats so we aren't fully informed on everything but we are learning ! I have read some other posts and just want to add that our first cat that we got does occasionaly have a little black crusty drainage(?) right inside her nose. I don't know if that means anything????
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10/9/06 at 8:49pm