Sorry for the long post, but...
I decided to take her to the vet after all because both eyes are runny now and with the weather we're supposed to have tonight and tomorrow--on top of the snow we've already had--I wanted to go on in. Well, I got to see the main vet, the owner. I brought up with the nurse, and then him, the possibility of the vaccination causing this since it happened exactly three days after her vaccination last year and exactly three days after this year. He agreed 100%. After we talked about her age and lifestyle--indoor cat only, no other animals in the house, etc--he wrote on her chart to only give her the rabies shot from now on--nothing else. He said it's kinda like some people when they get a flu shot start complaining a few days later that they have the flu. It can give you a minor version of the real thing especially if your immune system isn't real strong; same here.
He said she wasn't dehydrated, didn't need any meds, no fever...and he didn't charge me, said she was still under warranty! (I guess since she was just there for the shots last week). Showed me how to tell if she was dehydrated. Said I could come by if her runny nose turns green or something (well, not her actual nose, the stuff coming out of it!) and he'd give her some antibiotics and to please call if she got worse instead of better (which I obviously would). Glad it's Tuesday and we have the rest of week.
I'm going to whip up some of those nose drops. The idea someone gave to heat the canned food and put a little on her nose so she'll lick it off and maybe then want to eat has really worked! Mixed a little water in, too. She doesn't normally eat canned.)
Now, any ideas to help her poor little red nose caused from her licking it?
The runny nose makes her lick it!. The vet said there wasn't really anything to do about it because anything you'd put on it she would immediately lick it off. But I could try vasiline, that it wouldn't hurt if she ate some of it.
Oh, I forgot...the temperature thing. He said it was perfectly fine to take her temp as long as I had someone helping me. I still might not ever do it, but last night I did get a digital one that's supposed take an accurate temp in 8 seconds. I never could get the hang of using those ear ones with my son many, many years ago, but they may be better now. I'd get a different temperature depending on which way I angled it!