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My cat has been sneezing a lot lately and has a runny nose. Should I be worried about this or is this just a kitty-cold? She has kittens, and I'm afraid that she'll spread it to them. She's not real bad off, and only sneezes about three times in a row every once in a while.
post #2 of 4
Yes, it does sound like she has an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). It's time to take her to the vet to get some antibiotics. She could (and may have already) given the URI to the kittens so you'll need to keep a close eye on them. The kittens are around 4 weeks old now. As they are still nursing, they will recieve a tiny dose of the meds in her milk and this will help them either not get the URI from mom or treat it if they're in the early stages.

Good luck with mom and the kittens.
post #3 of 4
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Thanks so much for the help! I took my kitty to the vet and she indeed has a URI. The vet gave her a shot and a bottle of amoxocillan (sp?), and some nose drops. She's better today, and her nose is no longer running. The vet also gave me some eye gel for the kittens to put on their eyelids in order to keep them from getting it.

post #4 of 4
My new little adopted kitty has an upper respiratory infection, as well. They sent me home with a 10 day dose of Amoxil to give him 2 X's daily. His URI seems pretty mild, as he only sneezes literally once or twice per day and his eyes are clear and bright with no discharge and no runny nose. The Humane Society said to keep my 8-yr. old and the new kitty apart for 7-10 days. It's beginning to become difficult as this little one really wants to explore!

If the vet hadn't told me that they figured it was a URI, I would have never known by looking at him!

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