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Sneezing how much is too much?

post #1 of 13
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Scrounge has been sneezing about 2-3 times a day and that has me worried there is a small amount of discharge from her mouth when she sneezes, the last thing she needs is a cold on top of everything else.
Could this be a sign of a serious cold? Ill call the vet tomorrow morning and bring her in tomorrow evening but at the moment she is up and eating.
post #2 of 13
It never hurts to have her looked at and that is always for the better.
But two times a day for how long? If just a day or two, it could be some dust or something irritating her, maybe dusty litter or stuffy house. If those are probably not the problem, might as well take her into the vet, especially with the discharge from her mouth, that is a little worrysome. As long as it isn't discoloured discharge, it might just be the normal stuff that comes out when you sneeze. I would be worried if there was green mucus coming out and clumping and hardening onto her nose and big mess like that.
post #3 of 13
Sneezing especially with some discharge generally indicate a URI (cold) and the cat should be put on meds. If she was recently adopted its about a 100% that the sneezing is cold related.
post #4 of 13
A trip to the Vet is definitely in order!
post #5 of 13
Go to the vet, it'll only cost like $30.
post #6 of 13
Hey there! My youngest cat Sophie sneezes ALL the time. After SEVERAL trips to the vet and lots of money, they diagnosed her with allergies. So if the pollen count is high, she sneezes....a lot! They told us to give her childrens benadryl (small amount though!) when she gets to bad!

Hope your baby feels better!!!
post #7 of 13
I have a little guy who does the same thing... Poor little guy sneezes and gets all plugged up. I also have lots of vet time involved in him. Some times frankie blows nasty looking boogers out of his nose. He has been going to the vet for this since he was 3 months old. The vet also thinks its allergies.... But it's almost like he gets sinusitus from the crap in the air. We give frankie chlorpheniramine under direction of the Vet. Sometimes we have to get him antibiotics too. I am at a loss... I do notice when my allergies flare up so does his. We live near a haymill that is always getting in trouble with the EPA. The air is thick with pollens around here... I have a call into the vet today..
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by abbycats
I have a little guy who does the same thing... Poor little guy sneezes and gets all plugged up. I also have lots of vet time involved in him. Some times frankie blows nasty looking boogers out of his nose. He has been going to the vet for this since he was 3 months old. The vet also thinks its allergies.... But it's almost like he gets sinusitus from the crap in the air. We give frankie chlorpheniramine under direction of the Vet. Sometimes we have to get him antibiotics too. I am at a loss... I do notice when my allergies flare up so does his. We live near a haymill that is always getting in trouble with the EPA. The air is thick with pollens around here... I have a call into the vet today..
Has your vet ever said anything about feline herpes? It sounds a lot like what I have been going through with my rocky since I got him, and that's what I am told he has. We give him lysine mixed in wet food at the vet's suggestion.
Though it could be kitty has allergies too with your environment, but maybe that is aggravating the underlying problem. Just thought I'd throw that out there for you.
post #9 of 13
I agree with you! I picked up some L-lysine for him today. When we brought him home from the breeder he had this problem, so I also have my suspicions that it could be the herpes virus. My question is can you divide the l-lysine into little quarters and give it to him as a pill??. I have 6 other cats and they all eat together. So mixing it in food would be futile....
post #10 of 13
What kind of cat is Scrounge? My kitty, Jake, is a persian and he sneezes many times a day. But his is because he is a peke face persian (very flat) and he has trouble with his sinuses. One of my other persians, Peaches, isn't as peke faced and more of a doll face so she doesn't have those issues. If she starts sneezing and it lasts more then 3 days, then I take her to the vet.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
What kind of cat is Scrounge? My kitty, Jake, is a persian and he sneezes many times a day. But his is because he is a peke face persian (very flat) and he has trouble with his sinuses. One of my other persians, Peaches, isn't as peke faced and more of a doll face so she doesn't have those issues. If she starts sneezing and it lasts more then 3 days, then I take her to the vet.
Scrounge is just a normal cat (I found her after she had been abandoned when she was a kitten).
Thanks for the advice I took her to the vet and she's on antibiotics now - just a little infection.
I wasnt aware that cats normally should not sneeze at all (according to my vet). The vet said that whenever a cat sneezes for more than a day or so to bring her (or him) in b/c they probaly have a cold.
I guess its true you do learn something every day.
post #12 of 13
if she is a new cat she could be sneezing because of dust 2-3 times a day isn't very much but if there is discharge coming from its nose I would take it to the vet you should look for redness around the eyes. I don't think that everytime a cat sneezes it means that they are sick but I am not a vet.
post #13 of 13
You can find lysine in three different forms- hard capsule, which is pretty difficult to give a cat, or in a powder in a gel cap, and in a gel form. You can almost always find it at health food stores, and I have found the best prices at the chain vitamin world, b/c they have deals with by one get one 1/2 off. I found the gel form through my vet, but I found it pretty difficult to give rocky. Since my cats "share food bowls" and I have younger cats that I wanted to boost immunity so they didn't end up it the herpes like rocky, plus another cat that had a cold around the same time, I have been giving lysine to all four. I give each cat 1/2 capsule twice a day mixed in with 1/4 can wet food, so they each get approx 500 mg. I go through 1 pill a day per cat. I suppose I can dispose with giving the rest of the cats the lysine pretty soon, the babies are 9 months old, and zakk has been over the cold for 3 months, but the problem is that you can't tell a cat to only eat out of one dish, and it can't hurt the rest of them.
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