Originally Posted by superkali
so thing 1 is NOT doing very well. his nose has been getting stuffier over the past couple days, and he has been closing his eyes and third eyelid quite a bit! he can't breathe through his nose and has to breathe through his mouth, and he sometimes makes quite a snoring noise while breathing, even tho he's awake!
is there anything i can do to make him more comfortable with such a stuffy nose? has this ever happened to anyone? is it a problem that he actually has to breathe out of his mouth, that he can't breathe out of his nose?
and is this still just the same virus, running its course?
i've never had a sick pet before, and i can't believe how awful it is making me feel. he looks sooo miserable, sitting there with his eyes closed just trying to breathe! it is such a horrible feeling to know there is nothing i can do to make him feel better!
My cats has had the same symtoms as your cat, especially my female...they have been diagnoses with Rhinotracheitis, a cat herpes, that is contagious to other cats.
Rhino is characterized by respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge, rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), and conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the eyelid.
Rhinotracheitis is part of the feline upper respiratory infection complex, which is a group of viral and bacterial infections (e.g., calicivirus, chlamydiosis) that cause sneezing and discharge from the eyes and nose. Cats often have two or more of these upper respiratory infections at the same time, and FHV-1 is one of the most common.
FHV-1 occurs worldwide. Cats of all ages and breeds are susceptible, although it is more common in the following:
* Kittens, especially those born to infected mothers
* Multicat households, catteries, and pet adoption shelters, especially those with:
o Physical (e.g., temperature) or psychological (e.g., introduction of a new cat) stressors
o Poor nutrition
o Poor sanitation
o Poor ventilation
* Pregnant cats that are lactating
* Sick cats (especially sickness associated with a weakened immune system or other respiratory infection)
* Unvaccinated cats
Please verify this site ..it could help you...http://www.animalhealthchannel.com/r...is/index.shtml
I had to put down my female because she started foaming around the mouth..only to find out that it could've been a tongue ulcer...verify if your cat eats and drinks, as for mine, it took 3 days for her to be really thin...and because of possibility of tongue ulcer, it could've been the reason she wasn'T eating. i regret now putting her down ,since only finding out after that a cat ulcer would've been the reason she was foaming...
As for my two other cats, they now only have stuffy noses and sneezes, i have to isolate them from others...but they seem to be doing better...
Good luck !