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Cat with the Sniffles

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My male cat has had the sniffles for the past 2 weeks. He is eating and acting fine. Is there something OTC I can give him?
Thanks, JSMLS
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Originally Posted by Joseph Dooley View Post
My male cat has had the sniffles for the past 2 weeks. He is eating and acting fine. Is there something OTC I can give him?
Thanks, JSMLS
I do not know of anything you can give over the counter. How old is the cat? Is he sneezing and wheezing? Does he have eye "crud"?

I would recommend you take him to a licensed veterinarian you trust.
post #3 of 10
What do you mean by "sniffles"? Is he sneezing a lot? Is there colored discharge?
post #4 of 10
A vet visit may be in order, if it hangs on this long. Cats can get the feline equivalent of a cold, which is caused by a virus, but it can lead to secondary infections, so most vets subscribe some antibiotics.
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Thank you for your advice.

JSMLS
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What do you mean by "sniffles"? Is he sneezing a lot? Is there colored discharge?
No, not sneezing alot. Discharge is light yellowish. I guess an antibiotic from the vet is in order. I just thought I could try something for him I have at home.

Thanks
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I do not know of anything you can give over the counter. How old is the cat? Is he sneezing and wheezing? Does he have eye "crud"?

I would recommend you take him to a licensed veterinarian you trust.
Thanks,

I'll take him to my vet.
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No, not sneezing alot. Discharge is light yellowish. I guess an antibiotic from the vet is in order. I just thought I could try something for him I have at home.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Joseph Dooley View Post
Thanks,

I'll take him to my vet.
You are very welcome . That colored discharge indicates that the cat likely has a secondary infection from the "feline cold". So I am glad you will be bringing your cat to a licensed veterinarian you trust.
post #9 of 10
Clear discharge is okay, but any discoloration needs to be seen by the vet. Hope he's feeling better soon!
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Clear discharge is okay, but any discoloration needs to be seen by the vet. Hope he's feeling better soon!
Thanks for your help.
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