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What are Mucus?

The respiratory system’s most important function is delivering oxygen to the blood and removing carbon dioxide. However, at times, the mucus in a cat’s respiratory tract becomes too thick to allow a proper amount of oxygen to pass through the nose or mouth, causing the oxygen levels in the blood to become dangerously low. When oxygen levels become too low in the blood, veterinarians use the term anoxia or hypoxia to describe the condition. A cat in the state of hypoxia will begin showing symptoms of respiratory distress, increasing the rate of breathing to compensate for the mucus obstruction and low oxygen levels. The feline will soon fall seriously ill from the lack of oxygen in the bloodstream and develop conditions of respiratory disease.

Respiratory diseases are common in felines of all ages, but the very old and very young are at higher risk for contraction. Weak immune systems at the start of a kitten’s life and the inability to filter the respiratory system, makes this group of felines more vulnerable to contamination of disease organisms found in the air. 

The respiratory system of the cat consists of the trachea, right and left bronchi, the bronchioles found within the lungs, and the alveoli. When the feline breathes in air through the nose or mouth, it passes through each part of the respiratory system, down into the lungs to exchange oxygen in the blood. The air a cat breathes is filled with large particles of dust, dirt, and pollen that can damage the respiratory system, so the respiratory system has a filtration system to protect itself. Mucus is the thick, clear material that lines the entire respiratory system. Airborne particles land on the mucus, or mucous lining, within the nasal passageways. The large particles caught by the mucosal lining are carried down to the throat where the cat either coughs them up or swallows them. Any swallowed particles caught in the mucus lining will be destroyed by the feline’s immune system. 

Symptoms of Mucus in Cats

Mucus is clear in a healthy cat, but a cat with respiratory disease will have brown, reddish, green, or yellow mucus coming from the nose. The excessive mucus will stuff up the nasal passageway in one or both nostrils, making it difficult for the cat to breathe or smell. As the sense of smell is depleted, a cat may lose its appetite and refuse to eat, eventually losing weight. Mucus in cats may also cause symptoms including:

  • Noisy breathing 
  • Painful breath
  • Shallow breathing 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Labored breathing
  • Rapid breath
  • Wet or dry cough
  • Nasal discharge

The feline increases her rate of breath and strains to breathe in an attempt to restore its core oxygen levels. The change in breath causes the spleen to contract, releasing more red blood cells into circulation to carry oxygen, but without oxygen to carry the body responds negatively. The heart rate increases, pushing more blood to grab oxygen and move to the brain. The lack of oxygen causes the brain to depress nerve stimulations and the vital organs including the liver, kidneys, intestine and heart slow activity. 

Causes of Mucus in Cats

Mucus related respiratory disease in cats is often caused by inhalation of a toxic substance, allergens that cause an immune-mediated reaction, parasites, or a fungal, bacterial or viral infection. Cats that live in shelters, boarding facilities, and pet shops are at a greater risk of developing a mucus condition due to the fact that they are housed in close quarters with several felines. Likewise, if a cat lives in unsanitary conditions or in a tobacco smoke-filled home, the body will react by producing more mucus to filter the toxins. A full list of the causes of mucus in cats include: 

  • Birth abnormalities (cleft palate, narrowed nostrils or trachea)
  • Trauma (such as hit-by-car) 
  • Stress 
  • Overcrowded boarding/shelter facilities
  • Collapsed trachea
  • Chronic nasal disease
  • Nasopharyngeal polyps
  • Tumors
  • Smoke or airborne toxins
  • Viral infections (calicivirus, Feline immunodeficiency virus, Rhinotracheitis virus)
  • Bacterial infections (Bordetella, Chlamydophila felis
  • Fungal infections
  • Parasite infections (lungworms, heartworms) 

Diagnosis of Mucus in Cats

An overview of your cat’s medical history and a physical examination are the first steps in the diagnosis of mucus in cats. Your veterinarian may use a scope to view the airways, throat, and nose to determine if the mucus accumulation is a problem of the upper or lower respiratory system. Make sure to share symptoms you have noticed your cat displaying at home, such as coughing, wheezing or heavy breathing, as these symptoms can give the veterinarian clues to the condition at hand. Diagnostic tests that your vet may complete next include: 

  • A nasal or mouth swab to identify a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
  • Blood tests to identify infection and organ function 
  • Blood gas analysis to determine carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the blood 
  • Pulse oximetry to determine pulse rate
  • Chest x-rays to identify low respiratory conditions 
  • Echocardiograph to evaluate the state of the heart
  • Biopsy of tissues to identify a tumor if present

Treatment of Mucus in Cats

If your cat is experiencing great breathing difficulties, the veterinarian may place her in an oxygenated chamber or place an oxygen mask. Your veterinarian may then administer or prescribe medications to thin and reduce the amount of mucus in the feline’s respiratory tract. If the veterinarian believes the cat can cough up the mucus, a cough medicine or expectorant, may be prescribed. However, if the feline’s airways are too narrow or obstructed for a productive cough, a bronchodilator, such as a steroid, may be prescribed. Antibiotics are prescribed to patients who have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection and diuretics are often given to patients who have accumulated fluid on the lungs. 

Recovery of Mucus in Cats

Recovery and management of mucus in cats depends on the underlying condition that your cat has contracted. You can aid your cat’s recovery by listening to your veterinarian and administering all medications as directed. In most cases, your cat should have access to fluids 24/7 and her area for recovery should be clean, including the air she breathes.

Mucus Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

NA
Persian mixed
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Severe scratching
Green mucous
Slight build-up in ears
Pussy eyes
Biting skin

I am fostering a shelter cat with a severe skin condition. I am in Vietnam with no access to high standard vet care so I am coming to the internet for advice.
The cat has been left for a year with a cone on because it bites and scratches its self to the point where it breaks the skin.
I've had him for 24 hours and I'd like to move forward in trying to make changes so that he can improve.
He's eating, drinking water and using the litter box. However his quality of life is shocking. He's extremely timid, he can't breathe properly due to mucous and he has a cone on which is likely causing depression.
He has no sign of fleas or mange. I've seen mange before and his skin condition is quite good. There are no open pores, no signs of dry flaky skin or redness. His hair is thinning, equivalent to a balding person. The skin is healthy but the hair is thinning.
I've looked into his ears and there is coffee coloured dirt inside. I Will begin using swabs and ear medication to clean them out once he's more comfortable. The ears are not terrible, I've seen worse cases and he's not tilting his head or shaking it.
He's apparently been on courses for bacterial and viral infections in the past with no satisfaction.
The plan is to perk him up and Gove him some tlc in the hopes that a new environment will improve his situation. However there's something underlying and I'd love some advice on the best way forward.
There's talk of a food allergy perhaps. Do allergies cause green mucous And hair loss?
Could there be another medical condition being overlooked?
It doesn't seem to be a problem on the surface of the skin but rather something internal.

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Minx
Rescue
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Hello, I have a 4 month or so cat. Who recently about a day ago started to squint and close her right eye. I wiped it yesterday and it looked like it had gotten better when I had returned home yesterday but unfortunately today it looks like she is doing the same thing. I think it mucus buildup in her eye but how can I be sure. I be a personal exam and it doesn’t look pink or different from the other eye

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Emily
Shorthair
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

staying in one place most of time
Squamous cell cancer on nose
Red/brown liquid coming from nose,
Struggling to groom/clean herself
Eating/drinking a lot

My cat currently has a squamous cell tumour on her nose which has developed significantly. She is currently 16 years old. We are considering putting her down, especially now that she has developed a new symptom, being that she is constantly sneezing and having a red/brown foul smelling liquid come out of her nostrils. She isn’t struggling to move around, however is choosing to stay in one place for a majority of her time. She is still active and runs around etc. when she is outside and has a huge appetite, which we find odd. She is struggling to clean herself though, and a brush will result in her shedding most of her fur. Thanks in advance.

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SweetiePetie
Siamese
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

dry to wet cough, stretch neck,
dry to wet cough

My almost 4 month old kitten recently started coughing and sounds like he has a congested chest. He is a siamese kitten so I am very concerned that it may be bronchitis or an URI. He, however, is not lethargic at all, breathing well (although his chest does sound congested before and after the cough). I read somewhere that I could give him a small amount of Robitussin DM to alleviate some symptoms, and did try that. However, I am leaning more toward a vet visit.

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Gustavo
Domestic Grey shorthair mix
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

My cat smells really bad even after a bath. His saliva is drool like and yellow and thick and really smelly. He’s barely eating. He eats but takes him awhile. He sleeping a lot . And has bloody stool. My other cat is doing just fine though. I adopted Gustavo about a week ago and didn’t have any of these symptoms when I got him.

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Gustavo
Domostic grey shorthair mix
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

smelly

Smelly cat. Smelly saliva yellowish and thick drooling. Bloody stool. Worried about my cat. He sleeping a lot and barely eating. He eats but it takes him awhile. I have another cat and he’s just fine.

Sounds like a possible tooth infection. Needs to be taken to a vet immediately.

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Shondi
DOMESTIC
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

throwing up when eat

Started after have big hairball, lethargic for few days- now back to old self, hungry but every time she eats she throws up right away, even giving small amounts at a time. The throw up has thick clear viscous mucus with the undigested food. Been giving hair all med (OC) no hairball has been thrown up since

If shes eating fast, she will throw up undigested food. If she has tummy trouble, like too much acid she will throw undigested food. It's not making it to her tummy. I would take her in to be safe

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Regis
Domestic shorthair
11 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

congestion
ocular discharge
Wheezing
mucus

My husband's indoor-only 11-yr-old cat has been experiencing bouts of moderate-to-severe congestion for the past few months, marked by labored breathing and wheezing, nasal and ocular discharge, coughing, sneezing, and sometimes even regurgitation of thick green mucus after gagging. He has taken him to his vet twice, where treatment consisted of an injection of dexamethasone, a Vitamin B injection, and two weeks of amoxicillin. Symptoms subside for 2-3 weeks and then return. I took the cat to his vet for the third time and he was again given the dexamethasone and Vitamin B injections, but I requested doxycycline instead of amoxicillin for the antibiotic treatment. It has only been a few days, but so far there has been no recognizable improvement. He does not appear to have any dental concerns, but I do not think any lab tests have performed. My questions: 1- At what point should I take the cat to a different vet for a second opinion (should we finish the doxycycline first?); 2- Can any diseases with symptoms like this be spread to other cats via human or canine contact if the cat is in quarantine from the other felines in the household; and 3- Can cases of FHV/FHV-1 suddenly appear in senior cats that have limited exposure to the world outside of the house (with the exception of contact with the dogs in the house, who have (only) supervised outdoor time? Thanks in advance for any words of advice you can offer!

I would try changing the litter. He could be allergic to the dust or it could be a food related allergy if you recently changed anything like that. I would also sit with him while running the hot shower in the steam. It helps with congestion. Also use lysine to help boost his immune system. Then get a second opinion.

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Athena
Lynx Point Siamese
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sneezing

My cat is about 3 months old. I found her living in some bushes and have only had her a few days now, but her nose is runny and she sneezes orange mucus about every half hour. She seems fine other than that but her breathing can be fairly loud. She is very active and plays a lot but I don't know what to do about her runny nose and sneezing.

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Sophie
Calico
5 Months
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

mucus
Sneezing
Coughing

Medication Used

Unsure, a needle in thw neck
Unsure, a needle in the neck

My cat is very sick I took her to the vet and they gave her a needle about 2 1/2 weeks ago and she said it should have started to clear up by no but it's getting worse, snot running down her nose, coughing mucus up and coughing very badly.!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for an accumulation of mucus; this may be attributable to allergies, infection, parasites, nasal tumours, foreign objects among other causes. I would try to give cetirizine at 5mg per day and place Sophie in the bathroom whilst you take a shower to try and get the mucus loose so she can bring it up. If there is an infection, it would need to be treated with antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I know that money can be an issue, I save money every month specifically for my pet (s). My advice is to have at least $500.00 in an account for starters, before even considering getting a pet, I saved over $3000.00 before my Cat finally needed it, its very gratifying that I was able to afford the right care for the pet I love so much. I have increased funding to savings account since my Cat is now 14...I will only treat my Cat if her quality of life is good, we cannot be foolish about their care. Quality of life is everything! Just a bit of advise which has worked beautifully for me, I will soon donate to my favorite Vet to help a pet in need because I have a bit of surplus! If we all do this, maybe we can pass it on!

My cat has been dealing with mucus running out of his nose and eyes for a while now.
Im very concerned but cant really afford to take him to a vet.
Any good home remedies?

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Scooter
European Shorthair
12 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

withdrawn
Heavy Breathing
short of breath

Medication Used

Bisolvon
Metacam

My cat has runny mucus in his lungs. Our vet provided a liquid for his food that acts as an antiinflamatory, and powder to draw the mucus out. Originally it was do bad he was breathing loud and fast constantly. 2 weeks later he is a bit better, breathing isn't loud but his breaths are still short and sharp. It doesn't seem to be getting any better now. What else can I do? The vet says he has no fever and everything else in the xray was fine, just the mucus in the lungs.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mucus in the lower respiratory tract can be difficult to treat especially if an underlying cause isn’t determined; you should speak with your Veterinarian about the use of an expectorant to see if that can help bring up the mucus apart from the Bisolvon (bromhexine hydrochloride) since this is no longer effective and should be only given for around seven days. Keeping Scooter in a warm humid environment may help loosen the mucus as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thanks for the advice. After a further visit the vet now thinks there is a heart murmur additional to the mucus, caused by lack of oxygen due to the breathing difficulty. He is now on 3 tablets per day to aid the heart, breathing and mucus. The next 7 days are critical so we're all trying to think positively.

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Wilbur
domestic short hair
20 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Lethargy
mucus
Lethargic

Found our male cat tonight when we came in, laying on the floor with a small wet patch On The carpet where he'd been laying. Looked slightly sticky. Picked him up. He had the same substance on his mouth. He has been much more lethargic the last 2 to 3 weeks. Around 3 weeks ago he came in with a scratch on his nose and mouth looking a bit sorry for himself and then lay around the house for a few days. A few days later either he or the female cat had thrown up during the night. Other notes, they are both hunters and he humps blankets and pillows regularly despite being fully castrated at 7 months. He is now nearly 2.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and lethargy are vague symptoms at best as they are shared with hundreds of different diseases and conditions; infections, poisoning (chronic), trauma, foreign objects among other causes may lead to similar symptoms. It is really difficult to narrow in on anything, however if this has been going on for a few weeks (lethargy) you should visit your Veterinarian for a thorough examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Meek
mixed
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Dizziness
Sneezing

My cat has been sneezing and has yellowish mucus. This has been going on for months. I previously took her to our vet and she was given lysine and an antiobiotic and breathing treatment, which seemed to help but after a few weeks it came back. I thought it might be allergies but its not going away and it seems to be getting worse. The cats ears seem to be bothering her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Meek may have a bacterial infection, or allergies, a viral infection, or an anatomic abnormality that is causing these signs. Because it doesn't seem to be improving, and if her ears are also bothering her, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at her, determine what might be going on, and give her appropriate medications. I hope that she does well.

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Sven
Yellow tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Discharge from eye and nose

My male cat has yellow discharge dried on his nose and discharge out if one eye. I wiped his nose gently with a warm cloth and it started to bleed he playing and doing everything normal

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Yellow mucus would be an indicator of a respiratory infection, this is something you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to confirm and to receive treatment; continue to wipe away any discharge for the time being but the presence of blood is a little concerning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lili
Not sure
2 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lots of drooling
Hard breathing
stuffy nose
Puffy eyes
Watery eyes

I found Lili on the streets a month ago and took her home. She was a normal kitten she will play around the house, eat normally, and use her restroom normally. But yesterday she started breathing really hard, drooling a lot, have stuffy nose, and have watery eyes.
I don't know what's wrong with her, but I want to know how to help her get better.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible causes for the symptoms you’re describing which may include infections, allergies, irritation among other causes; keep an eye on Lili for the time being and ensure that she is eating and drinking; rinse out the mouth and ensure that there are no dental issues or injuries to the mouth. Without examining her I cannot say what the specific cause is, but monitor her and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snow
Persian
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Hi my 2years old female Persian Cat has mucus problem every half an hour she is coughing and while eating sometimes she is spitting food particlas with mucus.I have 2 more cats.Do I have to isolate her from others.Is it due to viral infection. Will it affect other cats.This is the only problem with her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for mucus in cats, some are infectious and others aren’t; common causes for mucus are allergies, other irritation, foreign objects, infections, tumours among other causes. Without examining Snow it is difficult to say what the cause is: if the mucus which comes up/out is yellow, white or green it may be due to an infection, however if the mucus is clear is may be due to other causes. If your other two cats are strong and healthy they shouldn’t pick up a garden variety infection from Snow, but it would be wise to visit your Veterinarian tomorrow for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ash
Idk
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Wheezing
mucus

My cat is about 3 years old. She just suddenly started wheezing and vomiting Mucus. It’s only been a day but she continues to wheeze, but she isn’t throwing up nonstop. Within the last month we adopted a 5 month old kitten and that’s the only thing that’s changed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible causes for wheezing and vomiting, the vomiting may be induced by the wheezing and mucus; without examining Ash it is difficult to say specifically what is causing this reaction but infections and allergies are common causes. You should keep an eye on her and visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the specific cause so treatment or management may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tuxedo
Mixed black and white
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi. I have a 12 year old cat who for at least the past 3 years has had a lot of yellow nasal discharge that only sometimes has an odor. He had an badly rotten tooth that had developed an infection up under the tooth the vet pulled at that time. The vet informed me that even after the tooth being pulled and put on antibiotics there was a likely hood the mucus problem would stay. Have had him on antibiotics several times and after he finishes taking them the problem comes back. His appetite and behavior has been unaffected by it. Is there anything I could change in his diet that would help? Or anything I can give him?
Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Recurring infections may be caused by a few other issues including allergies, dental issues among other causes; if there is an improvement with antibiotics it may be worth having a culture and sensitivity test done to see if a more suitable antibiotic may get rid of the mucus. However, in some cases the mucus is chronic and all you can do to help with the drainage by humidifying the air which may help to loosen the mucus to let it drain easier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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cloud
American Shorthair
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

my cat cloud has uad a cold for the past few days but yeaterday and today i noticed she wasnt eating pr drinking when i went to check her she has a thick mucus in her mouth preventing her from drinking water how do i clear the mucus so she can drink water and eat

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The issue is just not a case of clearing the mucus but knowing what is causing the mucus, if you clear the mucus it may just return again after a few hours; respiratory tract disorders, chemical irritation, dehydration among other issues may cause thick mucus. I would try to get her into a warm humid environment like a bathroom with a shower on which should help to loosen any mucus; but I would suggest a visit to your Veterinarian as Cloud may not have been eating for a while. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Joseph
DOMESTIC
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My cat seems like he can't breathe. He started sneezing about a week ago. He still eats and drinks, but due to his nose being stuffed up, he seems to be starting to lose interest in eating. He just recently threw up...within the hour. He's now gagging every few minutes due to the phlegm gagging him. A few days ago he sneezed and his mucus was a brownish reddish color.
Right now he's curled up on a fluffy blanket, trying to get some relief.
My issues is, I can't afford to take him to the vet until the day after tomorrow. I'm just looking for honest opinions, advice, and recommendations on helping him out until I get paid.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes of mucus including allergies, infections, tumours, mites, foreign bodies etc… Putting Joseph in a humid environment (like in the bathroom when you take a shower) may help to loosen the mucus and allow him to breathe; due to the various possible causes for mucus you should visit your Veterinarian once you are paid. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Berkinstock
tabby
5 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eyes leaking
Strained breathing
mucus

I got a kitten a little while ago he was a barn kitten and he’s got a large mucus build up you can hear it in his breathing really bad he was leaking from his eyes at first but I got that to go away by cleaning his eyes he was from a barn cat he eats well and plays with the other cats

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Berkinstock is having some noisy breathing due to mucus you should try to keep him in the bathroom with you when you take a shower to try and loosen the mucus with the warm humid air. If the cause is due to allergies, cetirizine may help (5mg per day) but I would suggest visiting your Veterinarian given Berkinstock’s young age and make sure that he is vaccinated etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Earl
Domestic Long hair.
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Our cat has an extreme mucus problem. He constantly
sneezes with mucus coming out usually in large amounts. His breathing is loud. We have been giving him allergy medicines from over the counter. What can be done for him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for excessive mucus which may include allergies, infections, parasites, tumours, chemical irritants (think cleaning products etc…), foreign objects, dental disorders (affecting the nasal cavity) among other causes. It is difficult to say what the specific cause is, but an examination and possibly a rhinoscopy examination may shed some light on the problem as it is important to determine the underlying condition and to treat it than to treat the symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mittens
tabby
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Breathing

My female cat has been breathing loudly and every so often she has been looking like she is about to throw up but she doesn’t she just kinda gags a bit with her mouth open and eyes shut. I think she is having mucus problems. Please give me some advice on how to help her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mucus may be caused by various causes including infections, allergies, environmental contaminants among other causes; it would be best to first try placing Mittens in the bathroom with you when you take a shower so that the warm humid air loosens her mucus. You can also try to give cetirizine at 5mg per day to see if that helps in case of allergy; otherwise you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Tuxedo
6 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Breathing Difficulty
Secondary eye lids showing
Sneezing

Boy 6 month old cat has green mucus coming out from nose and has a hard time breathing/sneezing
He came from a barn as well!
We are going to the vet on Tuesday but he keeps sneezing and seems like he can’t breath. What at home remedies I can give him to give some comfort till then?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The best course of action in these cases is to try and place Duke in a warm humid environment (like the bathroom when you take a shower) to try and loosen the mucus so it will drain; other than that keep Duke hydrated and comfortable. With your description, it sounds like an infection and would require a course of antibiotics; but in the meantime, just try to loosen that mucus. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you so much! We also bought a Vick’s humidifier as well
Appreciate it!!

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Isis
Siamese
10 years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Hi Dr Turner, my 10 year old Siamese cat Isis has all the symptoms of difficult breathing, catarrh, a sore eye etc and has been like this all her life, even though I keep taking her to the vet every year to ask for help. They just basically ignore this and move onto the fact that she is a little overweight and then give her the annual injections for cat flu, leukemia etc. I see you recommend Cetirizine 5mg a day. Would this be right for Isis too?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cetirizine (5mg per day) is for allergies and may help if the root cause of the mucus accumulation is due to an allergen; it isn’t a cure all but it is something which you can try at home. Mucus and breathing difficulties may be caused by a variety of different causes including allergies, chemical irritants, infections, parasites, tumours, foreign objects, dental disorders among other causes. Sometimes using a humidifier in the room where Isis spends most of her time or keeping her in the bathroom whilst you take a shower can help loosen up anything in her nose. But if there is no success, a visit to a Veterinarian (yours or another) should be done to look for underlying causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mooch
dsh
10 Years
Mild condition
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My 14lb neutered male cat, Mooch, has been having almost daily coughing/hacking fits since August when I moved to a new house. He's had to transition from being an indoor/outdoor cat to solely indoor, using a litter box. His fits range from occasional to multiple times a day.

It started out just as occasional hacking, which didn't seem to bother him, so it didn't bother me, i just kept an eye on him. However, I had his vet come examine him in September when he seemed to be hacking a lot more than usual - waking him from sleep, his dry food getting stuck after eating, etc. The vet listened to Mooch's lungs, said they were clear - listened to his throat, and found a lot of mucus in it. He said it's most likely allergy or sinus related, not infection, but prescribed antiobiotic just in case.

He put him on 10 days of clavamox and also prescribed prednisolone. While adminstering these meds to Mooch, his hacking did lessen, but did not go away.

It's been a little over 3 weeks or so since finishing his antibiotic and tapering off of prednisolone, and he's back to hacking multiple times a day with sleep interruptions and dry food getting caught in the mucus, etc.

Since he saw the vet, I switched his cat litter to dust free, just in case the dust was irritating him. But i dont think that's helped. He acts normal otherwise. He eats, drinks and eliminates normally. There's no nasal or lung congestion, it's still just all in the poor guy's throat.

Is there anything else I can do for him or give him to at least lessen that phlegm in his throat? I plan on having his vet check him over again, but wanted to get your opinion/suggestions also. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A change in environment may cause various problems with a cat which may be due to allergies, other irritation, mold among other issues; problems may be with the cat litter (but you changes already), the building itself (mold, building materials etc…), nearby establishments (factories, restaurants etc…) as well as cleaning products, detergents, food (the list can go on). I would try to give some cetirizine at a dose of 5mg per day to see if that helps in case it is some type of allergy; other than that I would try to compare your old home with the new and think of differences which may be causing an issue. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Puti
Siamese seal point
14 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

none

Our cat is sneezing and producing purulent looking mucous with occasional blood tinging. otherwise she is well. Eating fine. Maintaining weight. She is 14 year old. Do cats get sinusitis or does this sound more sinister?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for purulent nasal discharge with blood and it may be more sinister than sinusitis especially in an older cat of 14 years; dental disorders, tumours, foreign objects, infections among other causes may lead to similar symptoms so it is important to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Yeti
mix orange tabby
18 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

Medication Used

antibiotic
Zoetis Vmp Cat Paste
coughing syrup
cold syrup

Hello, my cat is coughing especially after running or drink water, sometimes when he wake up, since almost 3 months. We went to Veterinary 2 months ago, he did not made any test and said it looks like he get cold, and gave us a cold syrup, we use it but he did not recovered. Then Veterinary start to antibiotic vaccine for 5 days, he did not recovered again. Then Veterinary decided to make a blood test, but it was clean and no anomalies, so Veterinary said he is not having a big problem. Veterinary gave us cough syrup but he is still coughing. I don't know what should i do, i changed his litter with silicone but nothing changed. I also have 2 budgies in house. We don't smoke. He is perfectly normal when he is not coughing. Thank you...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Yeti may need an x-ray to determine the cause of his coughing. He should have a recheck with your veterinarian, let them know that the treatments that they have prescribed have not resolved the problem as that may help direct them to possible causes, and let them know that you would like to pursue further diagnostics to find the cause of the problem. If Yeti isn't on heart worm prevention, that can be a cause for a chronic cough, or parasites, or masses in the chest. X-rays will help to narrow down the list and find a treatment.

I think that the above comment is uncalled for, Vets are some of the best people i've had the pleasure to work with. Vets would have not chosen this profession if all they cared about was money. The education required is substantial, and could have chosen something different that pays more. I never question my Vets charges because I realize the "freebies" which they often give go unappreciated many times, and people seem to think that these services should be cheap?! We should all give or donate to Vets for the empathy and kindness and devotion for animals and their people companions if we can, pls people be kind and understanding to your Vet! Being a Vet is not easy, It is expensive for the education, why in the world would one ask for a refund, for an honest mistake or wrong diagnosis? expressing your concerns is one thing, but to call somebody "dumb" is mean spirited.

Didn’t the dum so called vet refund any of your money for misdiagnosed ? I’m sure not he probably totally ignored it they ignore anything you have to say so you can keep coming back$$$$$$ like we all have thousands to give the vets who could really care less about our pets there mainly in it for the mone. I had to take my cat to 4 different vets before I got the right diagnosis which I looked up on line and told them each what I thought it was and yes the last vet confirmed it and she is on steroids daily for 8 weeks she seems like a new cat Her diagnosis was fast. Int. Inflammation Well best wishes be care with those vets$$$$$

Thank you for your interest. Yesterday we went to Veterinary again and he took X-ray. Veterinary said her lungs full of fluid. He said he will put Yeti into the intensive care unit, and Yeti will be ok i hope.

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Mickey
Domesticated long haired cat
9 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus cough

Medication Used

None as of yet

Hello, my cat, Mickey, is 9 months old and there has been no change of circumstances since we first got him. We’ve just recently discovered that he has ringworm - of which was caught from another family members animal and is being sorted out, - a couple days after we gave him his treatment bath, we noticed that he has developed a mucusy (for lack of a better term) cough, he still acts like his regular loving self, hyper as ever - but the main thing that is concerning us is how horrible it sounds.

He has never had the cough before until now and, as I said, no circumstances have changed. What do you think could be the issue?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Ringworm can sometimes be a sign of a decreased immune system, and if he is having a challenge, he may have developed a respiratory problem. It would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian to assess the cough and make sure that more isn't happening with him. If he hasn't been tested for Feline Leukemia, it might be a good idea, as that disease can suppress the immune system and requires some life changes. I hope that he is okay.

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Grizzly
domestic short hair
21 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

congestion

Medication Used

Prednisolone

My cat has asthma and is on a steroid for it long term, but I’ve noticed he’s been very congested for several weeks now, where I can actually hear him breathing and how stuffed up he is. How can I help my cat with his congestion at home without having to take him back to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining him, I can't recommend any medications for him, but sometimes a more humid environment helps, especially in the winter when it is drier in the environment. Getting a humidifier, or having him sit with you in the bathroom while you run hot shower water may help. If he seems to be having a hard time breathing, he should be seen by his veterinarian. I hope that he does well.

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Tecolote
Scottish Fold
8 Months
Fair condition
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My cat gets sneezing attacks from time to time, it stops when he managed to get out of his nose a green booger. I give him in regular bases COMPLIVIT but it seems not to work. He eats, plays all as normal, doesn’t seem to be sick.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Cats do sometimes get upper respiratory infections, and if he is having green discharge, he may need some antibiotics. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to determine what might be going on with him and get appropriate medications if needed. I hope that all goes well for Tecolote.

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Pandora
tabby
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

I got a cat from the shelter 3 daus ago and she is coughing and sneezing.
I
T says in her papereork that she has an infection and was given antibiotics. How long before she gets better?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Kittens can be affected by many different types of infections. Without knowing what her signs are, what medications she is on, or what she was diagnosed with, I can't comment on her recovery. It would be best to contact the shelter, and ask what the expected time to recovery might be.

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Frankie
Siamese
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus sneezing coughing

My cat sounds like he has mucus in his throat thathe is unable to cough up. Sometimes he has sneezing fits and snot comes out (light yellowish) and sometimes noisy breathing. The rest of the day he sounds normal. I first talked to my vet last April about it,along with his bad breath, and he suggested dental cleaning. I finally took him back in September for the cleaning and 2 tooth extractions. Prior to the surgery they didn't Jane am answer to his mucus problem but put him on antibiotic, which didn't help. RecWe use a humidifier constantly already. Recently he has been worse and he sounds like he has a lung full of mucus. Is certrizine completely safe for cats? I would like to try because I have it at home. I am almost ready to give another vet a call and take him in because he has been coughing so much. (And then acting as if he is swallowing a large amount of mucus). Moneyis right so I'm reluctant to take him in,again.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cetirizine is safe for use in cats at a dose of 5mg per day (maximum - not 5mg/lb); this may help in some cases of mucus in the nasal cavity or in the throat. A humidifier can be beneficial as well, but keeping Frankie in the bathroom with you when you take a hot steamy shower may be more beneficial. I would give the cetirizine a go for a few days to see if there is any improvement but if Frankie is struggling to breathe you should visit a Veterinarian immediately; if money is tight, try to search a charity clinic or nonprofit that may be able to help you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
tabby
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Medication Used

Itrafungol

My 14 yr old cat 9.5 lbs healthy otherwise has a very runny nose also ocular discharge..I have a feeding tube in her throat so she gets nutrition..Im worried that she wont eat on her own. I love my Vet, it's been three weeks treated with antifungal 3cc daily little improvement, my Vet says that it can be a slow process to get over this, any suggestions? I'll $ donate for someone in need for their pet for some input here?! Thanks A lot!! I have humidifier and keep her warm and comfortable

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I wish that I could help more, but I am not sure exactly what is wrong with Tiger than caused her to need a feeding tube? If she has nasal discharge that your veteirnarian thinks is fungal in nature, it should be improving after 3 weeks. If things are not improving, it might be best to seek further diagnostics, an ultrasound, or endoscopy. I hope that helps - again, it is difficult to comment when I'm not sure what is going on with her.

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Tiger
tabby
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

sneezing mucus ocular discharge
sneezing mucus
Sneezing

My 14 yr old otherwise healthy Tabby has snot issues,loud breathing, sneezing fits,open mouth breathing has improved, not so much like before. she has esophagus tube , small incision so that she eats, she can't smell so she wont eat otherwise. Its been three weeks, humidifier 24/7...anti fungal..and two different types of antibiotics, has improved but i'm afraid to remove feeding tube yet.. i've had her since she was 4 weeks old, she is otherwise extremely healthy , great teeth, all her shots, spayed, happy, are there any suggestions? her vet is fantastic! I don't want to do anything that lowers or affects her quality of life, however I do want to help her overcome this. I am fortunate that I can afford to treat her, what can I do? I know its silly but I Love my Cat very much, Guys aren't supposed to get so attached I suppose, but any suggestions would greatly be appreciated, or suggestions to my very very nice vet who is somewhat perplexed also... Thank you very much for any advice...we have been trying for about a month and a half!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems like your Veterinarian has already covered many bases and have given treatment which has made an improvement in Tiger’s condition; without examining Tiger I can only speak generally but if two antibiotics have been tried already, I would recommend having a culture and sensitivity test done to determine if there is a more suitable antibiotic. Also, rhinoscopy may be useful to look for any foreign objects, masses or other issues in the nasal cavity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gatsby
DOMESTIC
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Heavy Breathing
mucus
Sneezing

My cat has sneezing attacks pretty often, and they usually don't stop until he gets something out, usually a big bundle of green mucus. Today's was really think and like a dark green with some blood on it, rather than his usual thick but not too thick regular green mucus. While sneezing is nothing new for him (pretty sure he has seasonal allergies), these sneezing attacks are. He's been having them regularly for the last month or two. He also breathes a bit heavier when he sniffs stuff. That is also new as of a couple months ago. When I took him into the vet very recently for his updated shots, they didn't feel concern about any of that. The vets were not concerned, but I still have some concern about this at all. I personally think these could be related to a car accident I was in while he was in the car a couple months ago. But all the vets that have seen him have though he's healthy, minus the stomatitis issue he dealt with earlier this year.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some cats have more mucus than others, however without examining Gatsby I cannot determine if there is a cause for concern or not regarding the green mucus; if your Veterinarians are not concerned I would just keep an eye on it, however if Gatsby is having breathing difficulties than it may be more serious. Cetirizine may be given at 5mg per day to see if there is any improvement in case it is due to allergies, however allergies normally result in clear mucus. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
tabby
14 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Its been two months since my Tabby has had excessive mucus which has caused sneezing coughing mouth breathing, being lethargic. She gave up on eating and became dehydrated. After Three days I became very concerned and took her in to her Vet, I should have taken her in sooner! So far she has had two different types of anti bacterial medications, and two or three types of anti fungal medications. I at times also give her 2mg of Chlorpheniramine when I notice she has excessive mucus which has been quite a roller coaster ride. My Vet and I decided that a Tube into her esophagus was necessary to avert liver problems since she refused to eat on her own.Enrofloxacin 22.7 once a day and 3cc Itrafungol daily now for 5 weeks seemed to have had a positive result so far. I would say that her level of getting over this is about 75% improvement. My concern is the feeding tube in her , (which is only a small tube in the side of her neck) how long is too long to have this tube? I don't want to extract or remove it too soon either? My Vet seems confident that two months is perfectly ok, I do trust his expertise, he is very respected in my community. I am seeking any second opinion only because more brains the better. I will surly be appreciative of any input here along with any suggestions, I am fortunate to have financial means to treat my beloved little tabby, I'm excited that so far things are looking good for her. I will pass on your good will by donating as an anonymous donor for someone in need of helping their Pet. I do this because of people like you caring enough to give advice for peoples' pets. Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is not uncommon in chronic or severe cases for a feeding tube to be in place for weeks or even months, with proper management there should be no other issues; obviously you need to make sure that it doesn’t move or have any other problems. Ideally we like to leave a tube in place until a cat can eat and drink by themselves for at least seven or ten days before removing it (we need to be sure). It is good to read that Tiger has made a 75% improvement and hope that the other 25% comes soon. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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momel
Burmese
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

green mucus coming out from nosenbo
green mucus coming out from nose

Weve given shots of antibiotics yet its condition is still the same.he gasps to breathe and does vacuum noises all the time. He also gulps a lot (mucus probably)r

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Momel has a severe infection which would take some time to clear up and may require additional doses of antibiotics, a course of oral antibiotics may be useful. There isn’t much else that I can advise, a culture and sensitivity test may help if there is no improvement so a more suitable antibiotic can be found. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
tabby
14 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Medication Used

anti fungal

Its been almost three months since my 14 year old Tabby has had a stuffy nose with sneezing fits and watery left eye and loud breathing. It's been very bad but now is apx 70% better. We decided to put an esophagus tube in since she has not eaten, her sense of smell has diminished. She seems to be getting some back though, and sniffs her food. I keep her favorite treats out to encourage her to feed on her own. The feeding tube has been in for 5 weeks or so. I have been advised by my excellent Vet Dr.Mitchell Luce to remove the tube after 5-7 days of her feeding by herself. I keep her well fed feeding her the quantity required by her weight and age. I'm not sure how to best wean her from tube feeding? Obviously I do not want to stop too soon, but I am eager to see her take food on her own? Is there an appetite stimulator or a particular method to try, if so how do I recognize the right time to attempt getting her to self feed without depriving her nutritional needs? She seems to actually like feeding time through the tube! kind of funny in a way, but if she is never hungry I feel that she won't try? Thanks, any suggestions will be appreciated!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That is a very valid question. I'm not sure what sort of schedule you are on with her feeding, but it would make sense to skip a feeding or two, and let her go 6-12 hours without a feeding to see if she decides that she is hungry. There is an appetite stimulant called Mirtazapine that may help with her situation, but you will need to check with Dr. Luce to make sure that is is appropriate for her health status. I hope that she does well!

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Thumbs
Polydactyl Tabby
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
mucus
Labored breathing

One of my cats started to drool stringy drool (kinda like the dog in the movie "Turner and Hooch" this morning. Although it is not opaique, it is clear with bubbles. He has always had breathing issues, just not this bad.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure if the drool that Thumbs is doing is related to breathing issues, or dental disease, but he should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to have an examination and determine what the cause of the drooling might be. Your veterinarian will be able to give you an idea as to what might be going on, and recommend any treatment that he might need.

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Tiger
tabby
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

Medication Used

allery tabs, Itrafungol, Enrofloxac

Ok, My Cat has a condition which is stumping my vet, she has an esophageal feeding tube, for 6 weeks now since she quit eating much because she cannot smell it. I have gotten the dried up mucus out of her nostrils at times and she can breath a bit easier at times. I have knoticed an improvent on some days then it gets worse and it is a rollor coaster ride. I have upwards of $2000.00 so far into her treatment(s) I can and will not give up on her because she was a great mouser and a great companion. (haha!) seriously, I love my 14 year old cat, and want this condition to go away! fungal meds and antibiotics seem to just keep it from getting much worse, I am an engineer and I seem to think that a small suction with a solution to loosen up the mucus would give her relief? the reason I say this is because whenever my Vet uses suction , they get an awful lot of mucus out and she breathes a lot easier. I realize that this is a symptom and we need to get to the cause, but I hate seeing her sneeze so much and have to keep this feeding tube in her I see this as something that shouldn't be so difficult, I am not saying this to disparage minimize put the efforts of my vet! he is wonderful! this apparently is not a fungal condition?? it is not a bacterial condition either because she has been on two different antibacterials thus far, the current one is Enrofloxacin, one daily, the antifungal is Itrafungol 3 cc daily. occasionally I will give her 2 mg Chlorpheniramine maleate,over the counter allergy med. Although my cat is 14, she is otherwise very healthy, I can see her living another 5-6 years providing this condition does not shorten her life! I do not think she is suffering, it would be like having a stuffy nose as a human I suppose, but we know better than not to eat when we cant smell our food!This is my fourth question here, I do love my Vet and I trust that he says these things can at times be months before they clear up? are there any specialists in this field, is this just something that is not researched much?The x rays show just white mucus throughout her sinus system, It is not bloody, it is mostly clear then it goes light yellow or very light green. She sneezes at times then shakes her head sometimes flinging mucus, then she appears better for awhile. I try to clear her ocular drip and clean her nose three or four times a day, needless to say it annoys her,she is very gentle but I do not want to condition her to hate this so much! I prase her a lot but she is getting a bit more difficult. I don't want to be an internet vet! I do not want to be that annoying patient advocate that comes up with ideas to annoy my vet! I've been dealing with this going on 3 months now the very first round of antibiotic cleared the condition up for two weeks then returned with a vengeance, probably a secondary condition caused by the first? I really want to do what is best for my cat, I don't want to drill holes in her head to clear the passages out unless something like that actually works!I definitely do not want to put her down because she eventually probably not eat adequate to prevent liver issues, she is a probably healthier than most 14 yr old female short hair tabby. After i inject food into her feeding tube she seems to sneeze a lot but then is ok, I have her well hydrated and am feeding her adequate for her 10 lb weight. Is there anything I should try? I love my Vet very much, I would love to work with him, but do not want to suggest too much, that would probably annoy him! pls, any suggestions or help would really be appreciated. It doesn't appear to be cancer it doesn't seem to be deforming the bone or reshaping or anything of that nature on the x rays. is there a type of eye drops or something to be able to use as sort of a solvent to get the mucus out of there? I know I sound silly but ???? Thanks a lot!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there has already been improvement after the use of antibiotics, it is possible that it is still a bacterial infection (given the colour) just not a garden variety infection; at this point I would recommend a sample for culture and sensitivity to determine whether there is a resistant infection and which antibiotic to would be susceptible to. Manual extraction of mucus would give Tiger some relief but a humid environment (using a humidifier or placing Tiger in the bathroom when you take a hot shower) may help loosen the mucus present. If you are looking for a Specialist, you can search Internal Medicine Specialists on the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://find.vetspecialists.com/

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Puff
Mixed breeds
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

Our cat is about 8-9 months old and is an outdoors cat. He has been sneezing frequently for several months and has trouble breathing due to nose clogged with mucus which has turned bloody. Recently his eyes have started watering as well. We brought him to the vet, who gave him a shot which only helped for around a week. We have also gave him drops for his nose which didn't work either. Just recently he spread it to one of our other cats who has the same symptoms. Any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should return to your Veterinarian for another course of treatment and to get a culture and sensitivity test done if this is spreading to other cat(s); there isn’t anything I can recommend that you can do at home to treat this as most likely another course of treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Smokey
Cat
16 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Dyspnea, wheezing, cough

My cat is approx 16 years old. He was diagnosed with Pneumonia about 5-6 days ago and is currently on 2 antibiotics, an inhaler, a nebulizer treatment every 12 hours with Gentocin and normal saline in between those treatments. He has not shown any signs of improvement and continues to experience wheezing, labored breathing, congestion and decreased appetite. He also has to open his mouth when he inhales. He suffers from Asthma and I am wondering if that is making his Pneumonia even worse. We have Albuterol to add to the nebulizer, but have not run this past the Vet to see if it is okay to use because they are closed since it's the weekend, so we have chosen not to administer it. Would the Albuterol be a good idea to try even with the other medications he is taking? I am just not understanding why none of these medications are helping him. He is also not eating and is being syringe fed. He starts to eat, but then he starts to make a "gagging" noise and walks away from the food bowl. I think hes afraid to eat because he is having trouble swallowing.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should continue with the current course of treatment for the time being and visit your Veterinarian on Monday morning to discuss current treatment and to decide if a different course of action is needed; without knowing more information (which specific antibiotics etc…) Smokey is receiving I cannot recommend using Albuterol. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Digbee
ginger
13 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My cat sneezes and has a discharge of yellow mucus. I have given him an anti histamine and heaps of mucus comes out of his nose and mouth. This helps him for a while then it comes back. I have read about cat flu but he doesn't seem to have the symptons. He eats well and sleeps well and is good apart from this sneezing.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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At Digbee's age, there may be more going on with the discharge in his nose than allergies, and it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian to see what might be happening with him. If the discharge is yellow, that may mean that there is an infection that needs to be treated. I hope that all goes well for him.

Thank you for your advice it was much appreciated and I will be taking him to the vet today.


Kate

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Havarti
Cat
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Watery eyes Green mucus
Watery eyes

My cats eyes seemed a little watery and one in particular have some light green mucus not a lot though! He still has clear eyes and acts normal no squinting... does he have a cold?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you’re noticing some greenish mucus coming from Havarti’s eyes you should ensure to keep them clean by wiping any discharge away with a warm damp cloth; you may also apply Vetericyn ointment to the eyes to be on the safe side against bacterial infection. Keep an eye out but if there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hazel
tabby
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

Help! I adopted a kitten 5 mos ago (she is about 8 mos old). She started sneezing the day after we brought her home. Didn't think much of it and told our vet when we went to have her checked out and get her shots. Her congestion became worse so we took her back to the vet and he put her on some antibiotics. We gave her the meds and no change. Only got worse. Went back to the vet and got another type of antibiotic and gave her the meds ad no change. The vet told us some cats just have this problem (I've NEVER heard of this but evidently it's a thing). The snot continues to get worse. She is sneezing all over the place and has labored breathing on her bad days. However, she eats well and has gained weight as expected. Seems healthy otherwise. It's just the snotty nose! The snot has gotten so bad that my house is disgusting from her sneezing her snot all over the place. Globs of snot all over my floor, baseboards, windows where she looks out, etc. Don't mean to sound dramatic but it is becoming too much to clean up after. I need to get this fixed! Took her to our vet again and he said the could do a clean out of her nasal cavity and exploratory procedure. It is not in our budget to spend anther $700 for this so need some advice on what this could possibly be. I literally am now going to scrape snot off my door wall where she likes to look out the window...and sneeze...all day long.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for sneezing and nasal discharge which may include infections, parasites, allergies (especially when symptoms present in a new environment), foreign objects, dental disorders (too young) among other causes; without examining Hazel it is difficult to say what the specific cause of the sneezing is, but if it started the day after you brought her home I would be looking into environmental allergens. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Happy
tabby
3 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

mucus buildup nose
Wheezing
Pink eyes

Hi. I found a 1-2 week old kitten in the middle of the road.He has crusted eyes and black mucus build up around his nose. I wiped it out already but the mucus around his nose starts to build up again. He also has a sound like an engine is running in his nose , he kinda create this motor sound. He's with me for 2 weeks now and he seems very playful, drinks milk, poop and pee regularly. I am just concert with the buildup around his nose and the "motor/engine" sound he creates when breathing

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for mucus build up including allergies, infections, irritation, foreign objects and tumours; without an examination I cannot give you much guidance but given his age it would be best to have a Veterinarian check him over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kumo
tabby
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepy
Sneezing

Can I cure an upper respiratory infection through home remedies? My kitten has been coughing and sneezing a lot so I keep him in my room in a warm environment and give him a steam treatment while I take a shower. His mucus is getting thicker when he is outside my room in a colder environemnt. Is it life threatening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Home remedies are rarely as effective as people believe them to be; a blocked up cat may feel some relief from breathing in the steam from a shower but there is little else I could recommend. Since the mucus is getting thicker, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side and they may prescribe antibiotics if they suspect there is a bacterial infection (either primary or secondary). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mark
Tabby Cat
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Green mucus
Crust around nose and eyes
Loud Breathing

Medication Used

Tobramycin ophthalmic solution USP

My cat is 2 years old and has always had brown/Black crust in his nose ever since I got him when he was 6 months old. I took him to the vet when he was 8 months for it and the gave me eye drops for him. I used them as proscribed but it’s over a year later and it still is a problem. We’ve gotten used to just cleaning his nose every morning so he can breathe but this morning there was green mucus as well. This is new should we be concerned? Also I still have some of the eye drops left and on really bad days I give them to him to flush out his passages. He’s a happy cat with a good appetite the only thing it’s effected is that he sneezes sometimes and breathes loudly

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Some cats are chronically affected by viral diseases, and Mark may be one of those cats. He may have a polyp or growth that you cannot see, and x-rays may be a good idea if at some point he is having problems breathing, but if you need to clean his nose every day, that may be what he needs for now. If you are noticing that the discharge is more mucus, he may need antibiotics for that, and it would be worth a trip to your veterinarian when you notice that it is mucus-like in consistency.

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Just got him yesterday do no name yet, lol
Gray
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

We rescued an approximately 2 month old kitten who seems otherwise fine but every once in a while will almost sound like he’s trying to “clear his throat”? Or cough up a hairball? Today he did it and threw up a small amount of what looked like mucus. His nose is also wet. Like I said, 90% of the day he’s fine.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be just clearing the throat, there may be a stray hair or something else causing some irritation; monitor him for the time being and visit your Veterinarian anyway for a general health check and to speak about vaccinations and neutering etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thx Dr. I forgot to mention in my post that his nose/mouth area have a bad smell too.

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Violet
Unknown
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing or Wheezing, and mucus

Our cat has been having sporadic "wheezing fits" - which we thought were wheezing, but just today I watched closely and noticed that he coughed up a wad of clear (or maybe a little cloudy white) mucus then stopped. So maybe he's not "wheezing" as much as "coughing?" He seems to be doing this a few times a day, and seems fine in between. He is a domestic short hair, indoor cat, about 13-14 years old. This has been going on for a few weeks now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for what you are seeing which may include infections, allergies, irritation among other causes; without examining Violet I cannot tell if there are any anomalies and cannot listen to the respiratory tract. I would keep an eye on Violet for the time being but if there is no improvement or symptoms get worse you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ghontu
house cat
3 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus excreation

I had two 3 week old kitten. Yesterday the more playful one died suddenly after dosing off. The one still alive is excreating whitish mucus instead of poop. What's the reason behind this?? And what should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what is causing this problem with your kittens, but kittens are commonly affected by parasites, and infectious disease, as well as congenital defects. It would be best to have the remaining kitten examined by a veterinarian, as they can examine Ghontu and administer any deworming treatments or other medications that may be needed. I hope that he is okay.

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rufus
tabby
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

My cat sounds like he has phlegm in his throat or nose when he's breathing. I gave him a bath today with a waterless, foam shampoo. I followed the instructions as they were written but am worried that is what may be causing his breathing trouble because I have never heard him breathe like this before. It looks like he has tried coughing it up with no success. Other than this his behavior is normal. Should I wait to see if he improves or take him to the vet immediately?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Rufus may be having a small reaction to the waterless shampoo or something else; if he isn’t struggling to breathe you should keep an eye on him for the time being. If Rufus is struggling to breathe or have any other concerns you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
Torti
14 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

sneezing mucus watery eye
sneezing mucus
Sneezing

My Torty cat Tiger is 13-14 yrs. going on three month with snotty nose initially improved wit shot of antibiotics. Came back with a vengeance. Switched vets got a esophageal tube implanted so that I could feed her, she wouldn't eat because she couldn't smell her food. ketoconazole , Enrofloxacin,and currently Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) are the antibiotics. the last , Clavamox is administered 1 cc twice in 24 hr period. Also Itrafungol, 3 cc daily for past two months. Mucus has been severe. clear to yellow.... lately, past two days it seems like she is sneezing more. shaking her head seems to dislodge more of a clear mucus. It used to be that I needed to wipe her nose to literally break away mucus plugs from nasil openings. I have been diligent with her meds, I also add 1000 mg fish oil with high quality Hills pate. Lots of nutrients. She has always "cycled" from good to worse to good again. I am optimistic that she is VERY slowly getting better. I also have a humidifier 24/7. I hate the thought of her losing ground again ! She almost seems like she smells her food again, however does not yet eat on her own. Its been three months now. have we missed anything? Could you pls recommend something that I may present to my vet? I don't want this feeding tube in her much longer. She seems comfortable and happy. I just want to get her over this last hump, and want her eating on her own. I love caring for her, but I just want opinions on what else may be done to help her. She was a great mouser! haha! I just want to do my very best for her in her retirement years! Any Suggestions? I think I've pretty much covered everything that we have done thus far. Thanks!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I hope that you are able to get Tiger over this! One thing that you haven't mentioned is an appetite stimulant. Mirtazapine is one that you can talk about with your veterinarian, and can be given every 2-3 days to help get her back on track. I hope that helps a little with everything else that you are doing.

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Peaches
Shorthair
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wet Cough

For the last couple days my cat has been almost violently sneezing with mucus coming out of his nose. He has dried boogers on his nose and his breathing sounds wet. Other than that hes normal

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for mucus including infections, allergies, parasites, foreign objects, polyp and other irritation; if the mucus is yellow or just not clear it could be indicative of an infection which would need the attention of your Veterinarian. If the mucus is clear it may be due to allergies, you could try 5mg per day of cetirizine and placing Peaches in a humid environment to see if that loosens anything. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tiger
torty
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

my little 14 year old cat Tiger died. I dont have anyone to talk to. I am beyond heartbroken. Its been 4 days. I took her in for snotty nose after esophagus tube dressing needed changing. It was her best day ever and she was feisty. My Vet decided to sedate her as not stress her too much.He said a chunk of snot must have broken loose and she went into arrest..I was not there. I just hope that the sedation also made her death easy. I didn't realize I could be so sad! I tried so hard to help her only to let her down when she was getting so much better. I just needed to express this to someone. I dont have anyone to talk to. I just hope she didn't suffer. I know there is nothing I can do about it. Im sure my Vet feels terrible, I could tell when he called me. you do you think she suffered much? I do not want to go into my vets building because I just cant bear it...I'm sorry for not having much of a question I am just terribly sad....

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is normal it feel sad at the loss of a loved one and it is important to get those feelings out, The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement have an online chat bereavement service which is linked below if you need some help or support through this traumatic time. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://aplb.org/chat/chat_petloss.html

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Victor
Maine Coon
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excess mucus
Lethargy
Lathargic
Watery eyes

I have been to the vet 6 times since December and they cannot help me help my cat. His eyes started to produce extra mucus and now it is starting to discolor his eye and continues to puss. It started in the inner corner of his right eye, and it looks like it is beginning to effect his behavior as well as his vision in his right eye. I’ve done the eye drops that were prescribed, two different sets, we did medication for feline herpes and still no change. I cannot afford to keep dropped $100 each time I take him in for NO HELP/change. Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to determine a specific cause without examining Victor and checking the mucus; at this point if antibiotic eye drops haven’t worked I would suggest having a culture and sensitivity test done to determine if there is an infection and which antibiotic the infection is susceptible to. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Meemo
Maine Coon
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

stuffy nose
Running Nose
Sneezing

My cat has been making this loud uncomfortable noise random times of the day. It sounds like he’s trying to get up a hair ball and trying to breathe at the same time. After about 30 seconds, he’s fine. Nothing ever comes up. Now he has a stuffy nose, sometimes runny and sneezing. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Meemo may have some thick mucus which he is having difficulty moving; this may be due to infection, allergies, foreign object, chemical irritation, masses among other causes. Try to keep Meemo in a humid environment and wipe away any mucus with a warm damp towel. You should also visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause so that treatment may be prescribed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mila
Persian mix
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

raspy meow
Mucous

Two nights ago I noticed my cat's meow was raspy, as if she lost her voice. Today I noticed clear mucus in her food bowl and still a raspy meow. She is otherwise acting normal and still trying her best to vocalize.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Mila may be having a viral problem, bacterial infection or fungal disease. Since the signs that you are noticing are new, it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to look at her, assess her breathing and her voice, and determine what might be going on and any treatment that she might need. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Yittle baby
tabby
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Last week we took out cat into the vet because he was sneezing and not eating or drinking and running a fever. She gave us an antibiotic called zydaclin 2 times a day. Hes eating and drinking now not as lethargic as he was but he sneezed out yesterday this greenish grey stuff which is new. Should we take him back or just continue his medication.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For now continue the treatment as prescribed until the course of treatment is complete, if there are still symptoms once treatment has finished or any symptoms get worse in the meantime visit your Veterinarian; it may take a few days for the symptoms to fully disappear. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nikki
Black cat
14 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

happens about 1 day out of

Cat has had 4 bouts in 2 weeks of (probably not mucus, but I haven't been able to find anything on the net) a bright, sticky, white creamy substance on her hind-quarters. If it get's smeared it looks like white paint, otherwise it's hard to remove from her fur, and the longer it is there and dries, the harder it is to remove. She has bad smelling gas when this happens, but the material itself does not seem to have an odor. Many times it is in small balls about the size of a BB stuck to her fur, and she is in pain when I try to look at it or take a picture. I hope you can give me some idea of what this is. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The white substance may be from the discharge of an abscess, picked up from something in the environment or another cause; without examining Nikki I cannot say what the specific cause is but would urge you to visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the cause and to get treatment. Sometimes an abscess fistula will release content to the skin and cause similar symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oran
DOMESTIC
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Wheezing
Coughing

For a few months oran has been coughing and bringing up hairballs but now has just been coughing. The coughing has turned into wheezing and now the wheezing is turning into a kind of phlemy wheeze. What could this be?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Oran may have asthma, a bacterial or fungal infection, or a growth of some kind in her lungs. It would be best to have her seen as soon as possible to have an examination, x-rays if necessary, and get treatment for her before this becomes a more emergent problem. I hope that she is okay.

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Charlie
short hair
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Breaths Faster At Rest
Twitch
Hacking
phlegm
Coughing

Medication Used

Methimazole 5 mg

I recently adopted a senior cat name Charlie. His owner had passed away and her sons needed a loving family for him and we were happy to take him. It's been about 2 months or so now and just recently hes been hacking up, occasionally throwing up dry food and other times its foamy white phlegm. I dont know too much about his health except the fact he is about 10 years old and has a thyroid condition he is on daily medication for. He takes that without issues. He seems to also have a twitch too. His breathing also seems different. Quick short breaths. Is it age? Could it be his meds? Change of food? Still adapting to new surroundings?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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With your description of his cough and change in breathing, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian. Older cats are prone to inflammatory condition, asthma, and tumors. The changes that you are noticing may be related to his new environment, but with breathing issues it is always better to be safe than sorry. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Bobby
American Bobtail
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

yellow mucus

Hey🤗 can u pls help? My cat hasn't been eating and I opened his mouth enough to see that at the back of his throat there is yellow mucus, or goop that is built up.He is getting skinnier by the day because he hasn't been eating. His eyes aren't yellow and I don't see anything wrong with his teeth. Thx and pls help, he is super old but I want him to live the rest of his life happy and healthy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly sounds like Bobby may have an infection, but without personally examining him I cannot prescribe any prescription medications; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and treatment. Also given his age, I would recommend having a blood test done just to check blood counts, liver and kidney function which may flag up someone before it becomes an issue. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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milo
short hair
18 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat has asthma, and every week he has buildup of mucus in his throat (he never has mucus in his nose), Could be good for him to nebulize with saline solution? every other day to remove or reduce buildup of mucus in his throat. Does nebulization could has side effects? which?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Many times, keeping your cat in a room with a humidifier can help loosen mucus and helps to alleviate symptoms, some people take a hot shower with their cat in the room. Saline nebulisation may help but there is debate about any value added, but I would highly recommend you discuss this with your Veterinarian regarding Milo’s case before you try anything and recommend you try the humidifier first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Brooks
Domestic shorthair
7 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a kitten approximately 7 weeks old who had a green mucus discharge from his mouth and eyes. I keep wiping them with a warm cotton pad. I’m taking him to the dr on Friday when I get paid. Is there anything else I can do in the meantime?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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You are doing what you can for the kitten until you can have Brooks seen by a veterinarian. He may need medication to treat that problem, and if he is eating and drinking and bright and happy, that may be all you need to do is keep his mouth, nose and eyes clean.

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Clark
Manecoon
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge
constant sneezing
Labored breathing

I have visited two vets that have told me my cat’s nasal issues are normal and there is nothing I can do to help lessen the amount of sneezing he does that is accompanied by mucus - sometimes even large brown chunks of dried mucus! Is there truely nothing I can do to help him in any way ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Clark or knowing anything about him, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on with him, or how to treat him. He may have a viral or bacterial infection, and may benefit from supplements or antibiotics. It would be worth discussing with a veterinarien to see what might need to be done. You may need to seek another opinion.

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Nike
Not aware
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Snotty nose and mucus covered eyes

Hello I just walked into my room and my poorly cat was sleep on the bed and his eyes were completely shut and wouldn’t open because of the mucus in his eye. I can also see his second eye lid it’s not looking right I don’t know what do to

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You can try to loosen the mucus with a warm damp cloth to clean it away and flush the eyes out with sterile saline; however if the mucus/discharge returns you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination for treatment. Infections including upper respiratory tract infections may cause issues with the eyes, try to keep them clear for now. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chloe
Himalayan mix
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Clear drool drops.

Last night and again this morning I noticed some clear drool around the mouth on my otherwise healthy, happy 4 year old cat.
Should I be concerned? What can cause this?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for drooling in cats which may include dental disorders, small foreign objects, trauma, poisoning, nausea, salivary gland disorders among other causes. You should keep an eye on Chloe for the time being, rinse out her mouth to the on the safe side and visit your Veterinarian if you have any concerns or it doesn’t stop. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Charlie
DOMESTIC
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

8 year old dsh male, has black dirtish collecting in nose and wouldn't eat favorite food for a couple weeks. He sneezes at least once a day. Has started eating his favorite food again but still has the dirty clumps at his nose I clean away each day. He does get hair balls and throws them up once a day but is an ok weight and gaining some back. What could be wrong? A cold? Everything else is fine with him. He pees and poops fine.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Typically, cats will get that buildup when they don't feel well. I'm not sure what is going on with him, since I cannot see or examine him, but if he does not continue to improve, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to see why he isn't feeling well.

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Kenny
maltese
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

Last August our 4 year old cat Kenny started having sneezing fits. At first, we thought it was related to our new dog. We got the dog in April and the issues began when he started doggy daycare in August. We thought he was bringing home some sort of allergen from one of the dogs. However, the dog no longer goes to daycare, but the issue still persists.

The sneezing fits often go on for minutes. With them comes an onslaught of snot. It’s yellow and really thick and sticky. It’s adorned our walls and windows at his favorite hangout spots.

In the past 9 months he had his nose drained twice and x-days show no polyps, tumors, or foreign objects. The only diagnosis we’ve been given from our local VCA hospital is chronic rhinitis. We’ve tried antibiotics that were supposed to lessen the symptoms, but we have not noticed any difference and have to pin our poor guy still while the other uses the liquid dropper. The only thing that works is the procedure to flush the nasal passages. However, both times within a few weeks of the procedure the symptoms quickly ramp up.

We want to do what we can to help our little guy, but it has already costed thousands. It upsets us to see him uncomfortable. Aside from the constant sneezing he has nasally breathing and is often digging at his left side of his nose at the problem nostril. His appetite has not suffered. But his energy level has certainly dropped.

We have tried changing cat litter to one that is better for respiratory issues. We’ve also experimented with other cat foods. Lastly, we keep a clean home and pay special attention to make sure his favorite spots are dust free and often clean the blankets he likes to chill on.

Please offer any guidance you can. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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At this point, it may be worth having a swab sent for culture and sensitivity since an infection may not be susceptible to the antibiotics given; with a culture and sensitivity test the specific bacteria is identified and checked in vitro against different antibiotics to see which antibiotics the infection is susceptible to. If all other causes have been ruled out so far (tumours, polyps etc…) I would recommend this as the next course of action. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Axis
Mix
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Poor breathing
Mucus in throat

My cat ever since she was born had breathing problems with having mucus in her nose and throat. Would like to know if there's any medicine you could get without vet visit that works to reduce mucus.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There really aren't any medications that I can recommend without seeing Axis, as there is probably a reason that she has this problem, and different problems need different treatments. It would be best to have her examined.

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Gabby
Domestic long hair
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

decrease in appetite
cough
phlem
lung nodule
mucus

I have a 14 year old female who had a senior best battery of tests in which all the bloodwork came back good. No thyroid problems, kidney or pancreatic or liver issues. However she has a nodule in her lung along with something they described as looking like asthma. She doesn't cough a lot but will sometimes. Ok I know you can't see the films, but aside from her possibility of cancer and starting steroids yesterday, she has this phlemy sound she makes sometimes that sounds like she has mucus in her throat. Something is congested in there like she needs to cough it up. I tried to get this across to the doctor. Do they make cough medicine for cats and can they cough up a wad stuck in their throat or upper lungs? I also have a friend who is a vet who will alsso look at her films but my question is about this phlemy snort movement she does at times. And I want many opinions. She is still social and in good spirits and eating and drinking and using the litterbox fine except eating a little less. We got a new kitten 10 weeks ago and she isn't thrilled about that.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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You are right, without seeing her, or her x-rays, I have a hard time commenting on this condition of Gabby's. I will say, however, that we tend not to try and control a productive cough, or one that produces phlegm, as it may be serving a purpose to get rid of that substance. Since she has a nodule, her lungs may produce more fluid than normal, and she may need to get rid of that material.

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Tyler
Orange Domestic Shorthair
19 Years
Serious condition
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Hello, My cat, Tyler, is 19. He seems to have trouble swallowing. His breathing is very noisy. To me, it seems like he has a lot of phlegm in his throat. The vet did 2 x-rays of Tyler's throat and said she couldn't see anything abnormal. She gave him a shot of steroids which did nothing noticeable throat wise. Then tried nose drops which Tyler refused. Then Claritin which made his throat sound worse. We are not looking to do any invasive tests as he is 19 and has thyroid and kidney issues. I am looking for something to get rid of the phlegm or at least reduce it. Any insight or suggestions will be appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Apart from trying something like Claritin (loratadine), there isn’t much else that I would recommend for a cat Tyler’s age without having further tests being done; there are different causes for mucus/phlegm accumulation and I don’t think treating in the dark is going to be good for him. I would suggest trying to loosen the mucus/phlegm by getting a humidifier and putting it in the room he spends most time or by letting him in the bathroom whilst someone is taking a warm shower to help to see if the heat and the humidity loosen it up a little. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

thanks that is helpful

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Mulan
Siamese
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 14 yr old cat Mulan has pancreatis and has been on prednisone since May of this year, a tablet everything other day and has been doing well. The last couple of days she is eating very little which could be due to a thick nasal mucus in her mouth. Do you have any suggestions that may help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mucus in the nasal cavity may be loosened by humidifying the air with a humidifier which should allow the mucus to clear and drain easier. Mucus is normally secondary to another condition, so it may be worth checking in with your Veterinarian to see if there is an underlying cause for the mucus which may be managed or treated to provide relief. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you Dr Turner for responding back to me. I will follow up with my vet. She ate a little bit this morning which was encouraging

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Bella
tabby
13 Weeks
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Won’t meow
Not purring
mucus

We just picked up our 13 week old kitten from her spaying and she seems to be like mucus in her breathing, and she can’t meow and she almost seems like she wants to cough it up but wont

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cats may have some issues after spaying (especially with the use of certain anaesthetics or intubation) due to laryngeal spasms; this is generally a short term issue, when a cat is intubated we need to numb the throat so the larynx doesn’t spasm and she may be having issues due to that. If she isn’t in distress, keep an eye on her for the time being and return to your Veterinarian tomorrow if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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mylo
Bangle??
1 Month
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea and mucus in lungs

we found a stray but domesticated kitten just yesterday, He is having a respiratory issue and we think he may have mucus in his lungs is there anyway we can help figure out what is wrong with the kitten, he also has diarrhea and hasn’t been eating much.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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At his age, Mylo is very susceptible to many diseases, and can get dehydrated and deteriorate quickly. Since he seems to be having so many problems, and you just found him, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to see what might be going on with him and what treatment he may need.

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Luelue
Dont know
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pantene runny nose gasping for air breathe

My cat has a severe runny nose gasping for air through its mouth has mouth open breathing slightly but gas a lot what can I do I don't have the money for a vet bill

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There may not be very much that you can do for Luelue at home if she is having that much trouble breathing. Open mouth breathing in a cat is a sign of significant breathing problems, and she may have an infection, asthma, heartworm disease, or a fungal problem. Many clinics do offer a free or discounted first office visit that may allow you to have her seen and at least know more about what might be going on.

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Gracie
short hair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Coughing, mucus, runny nose

My cat is about a year old and she is coughing contantly, almost like she is trying to cough up a hair ball but nothing ends up coming up. The other day she ended up coughing something up and it was mucus. Her nose is usually wet but there is no weird crust or discharge coming out of her nose or eyes, and shes been eating, pooping, and playing well. Any suggestions on how i can help her with the mucus she is trying to cough up?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends on the cause of the mucus; infections, allergies and other causes may lead to coughing up of mucus. You should really visit your Veterinarian so that they may thoroughly examine Gracie and listen to her lungs to determine the specific cause; there is no single universal treatment to recommend here. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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mama
long haired balinese
2 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Loss of Appetite
Mucus in stool

My cat seems more legthargic than before, she's not playing her son as much and seems to be sleeping more than usual, she also has had some tears in her eyes (only 2 in the last 2 days that i saw), she has some mucus in her stool, seems to be shedding/grooming a bit more (though her coat look good and I dont see any bald spot), and she is eating, but it seems to be less than before (unless im just missing her eating while im sleeping, I dont free freed, but what isnt finished I do leave out so they can graze at their own pace).

It's been very hot here and I'm not sure if that has something to do with it. I was also out of the house longer days recently due to a death in the family. Just not sure if i should take her to a visit as she is a rather "lazy" cat.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The heat may be a factor in the symptoms presenting here as an increased environmental temperature can make us feel lethargic, give a loss of appetite and a long hair cat may shed a little more than usual. The mucus in the stool may be due to a number of causes including stress, infections, parasites, foreign objects, diet among other causes; keep an eye on Mama but if there is no improvement in the next day or two you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Benji
domestic short hair
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Benji has been sneezing a lot more frequently over the past few days and on occasion has sneezed out some light green coloured mucus. He is eating and seems perfectly fine in himself, although his breathing sounds more raspy and he tends to sneeze/struggle more particularly after eating his wet food (he has both wet and dry and is still eating both as normal). He does have a small amount of mucus around his nostrils but it is not a significant amount. We are wondering whether he might have a cold or if we need to take him to the vet because of something more serious.

We got him as a rescue cat 2 years ago and he has been in fine health with vaccinations all up to date and a clean bill of health given at his last check up just over 2 months ago. Before we got him he had his top left set of teeth removed as we were told he had been neglected by previous owners and the teeth had become rotten - his teeth have never caused him any problems while we've had him and are not causing any problems for him now.

Any advice is gratefully received as I don't want to be over-reactionary but most certainly do not want to be ignoring Benji's health.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Benji, it is hard for me to comment on whether he needs to be seen, but if the discharge is green, that tends to mean there is an infection, and at his age, I would be concerned about problems with his nose or respiratory tract. It would probably be a good idea to have him examined to see if he has an infection or growth that needs to be treated.

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Gus
Cat
5 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus
Coughing

My cat is hacking up green sticky mucus. He is eating normal, but I think he might not be getting enough water. Would this cause the mucus or is there something else wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Gus is coughing up green mucus it may be an indication of a respiratory tract infection whilst greenish mucus vomit may be due to an empty stomach or loss of appetite; without examining Gus and listening to his chest I cannot say what the specific cause is but would suggest you visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Scooter
Tuxedo
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Occasional sneezing
Watery eye
Green snot

I adopted my now 3 month old kitten about a month ago. She’s had greenish-yellowish snot discharge coming out of her left nostril since we brought her home. Her left eye also waters. She occasionally sneezes as well. Other than that, she’s an extremely playful, healthy kitten. I’m not sure if her condition requires a vet visit to clear up or if it will go away on it’s own. I clean her face every day to keep the discharge from building up on her face. Any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A greenish yellow discharge generally indicates infection and should be seen by your Veterinarian for a general examination and some antibiotics if indicated, also if Scooter isn’t vaccinated you may speak with the Veterinarian about that too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nobu
Maine Coon mix
7 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

phlegm

My cat usually can meow a little bit. He’s normally pretty quiet, but when I pick him up it sounds like he’s congested with phlegm. He tries to make a grunt noise, but nothing comes out. He isn’t showing any classic signs of discomfort or disease. Any suggestions?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Nobu and having a listen to the chest it is difficult to say what specifically is going on; this may be the start of an infection or something else but I cannot say for certain especially if he is not showing any other symptoms otherwise. You should think about visiting your Veterinarian for a listen to the chest and a general examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jasper
Tuxedo
14 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Stuffed nose
Green mucus when sneezes
Sneezing

My cat has green mucus coming from his nose everytime he sneezes and he sneezes a lot. He’s very playful and acts, plays, eats, and drinks normally but I don’t know what’s wrong with him

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Jasper may have an upper respiratory tract infection, without examining him I cannot determine the severity or if there is any other underlying condition; since Jasper is so young you should visit a Veterinarian for an examination and treatment since over the counter medications are not suitable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gnocchi
Not sure looks siamese
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge
Sneezing

So i have noticed my cat sneezing and havimg Nadal drainage his eyes sometimes get eye boogers also he has always gotten eye blogs but the sneezing is new and the nasal drainage is new. It is colored discharge. This has been going on for a few weeks otherwise he is eatina dn acting normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A coloured discharge especially if the discharge is a little think is a possible indicator of an upper respiratory tract infection; other causes may include allergies, foreign objects, dental issues among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian to determine whether there is an infection or not and treat accordingly, without examining Ghocchi I cannot say for certain. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you..

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Precious
Orange tabby
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus Excretion trouble breathing

I have a kitten and she was perfectly fine the day before yesterday. I was on my way to work and I noticed that she had what looked like mud/dirt on nose and mouth. When I got home from work I went to check on her and she had an excessive amount of mucus running from her eyes, nose mouth and throat. Her face is swollen and she is having a hard time breathing. What can I do to help her? It's been 3 days and she is not really showing any improvement.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Precious is having trouble breathing you should visit your Veterinarian immediately, there are many possible causes for the production of mucus and the specific cause would need to be identified quickly due to breathing difficulties; an allergic reaction would be the top of my list (face swelling and mucus) but I cannot say for certain without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Itty
I don’t know
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny nose sneezing

My cat is making a noise when she breathes and has green snot coming out of her nose. It’s goes off and on and I clean her face, she has also been sneezing. She is very young no older than two months. She is still very playful and alive and loving attention and she is eating well. I just brought her home two days ago, should I be worried or is it her allergies adjusting to a new setting ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Mucus from allergies is generally clear and non-viscous, if there is green mucus coming from the nose then there may be an upper respiratory tract infection; since Itty is very young you should visit a Veterinarian as soon as possible to examine Itty, confirm and treat. Infections are not uncommon in young kittens and should be addressed quickly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nilly
Calico
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

My 14 year old female cat has always been a sneezer. We took her into the vet 6 days ago because the sneezing was really frequent and produced yellow mucus. She's not running a fever but is breathing out of her mouth and the mucus has turned green. She's lethargic and wants to be left alone. Is this the normal course of a cold or should I be worried? She did get a shot of antibiotics.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Things may get worse before they improve, antibiotics may take a few days to fully kick in and an infection may progress a little before the antibiotics start winning (in the case of a bacterial infection), with viral infections we look at controlling any secondary bacterial infections. Keep an eye on Nilly but if there is no improvement over the weekend, she has difficulty breathing or anything else concerning return to your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Momma Girl
domestic short hair
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic

She’s has a very loud rasping in her chest when she breaths out and is not moving around as much we moved into a new place after 14 years and it was very hot and we’ve given one round of antibiotics what should we do can’t take her back to the vet with no money

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Momma Girl, I have a hard time saying what might be going on with her, whether it is allergies, infection, or something else. Since you had her seen recently at a veterinarian, you may want to call them and let them know that she doesn't seem to be any better, and see if there is anything that they might recommend to help her. There may also be a low cost clinic in your area that would be able to help.

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Adelia L'Rae
dsh
15 Weeks
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

I rescued 4 wk old kittens w/ all eyes matted and infected. One (Adelia) showed signs of URI within 2 wks. Vet gave Clavamox at 6 wks. Thick, greenish mucus returned after end of Clavamox. New Clavamox at 12 wks. Thick, greenish mucus returned again after end of 2nd round of Clavamox. I have used saline ~ 2-3 x/wk. If 2 rounds of antibiotics won't cure it, what else can I do? She is still eating and playing well. TIA!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the antibiotics are not effective it is either a secondary infection (to a viral infection) or the antibiotic is suppressing the infection but not curing it which in this case a culture and sensitivity test may be appropriate. You should continue to wipe away any discharge and allow Adelia in the bathroom when you shower to help loosen the mucus for it to drain easier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you to Dr. Turner for my email. I'll be taking Adelia back to the vet. I tried to use your reply / comment in the email, but the email bounced. Just thought I'd let y'all know in case you need to fix a glitch. Thanks again!

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Rezz
tabby
14 Weeks
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing brown mucus
Sneezing

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

I have a 14 week old tabby. He had ear mites when he was little, but by 9 weeks (when I got him) they were treated and gone. He was sneezy, so the vet gave me Amoxicillin for an upper respiratory infection. A few weeks later, the vet said he had an ear infection and prescribed Zymox. He hasnt been itching his ears nearly as much. But, he is still sneezing and it is a brownish color. Is this normal? My last vet said his ear infection could be chronic. What do I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is discoloured mucus and a suspected chronic infection, it may be worth doing a culture and sensitivity test if the primary infection is suspected to be bacterial or fungal; however with viral diseases we can only give supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
American Wirehair
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus bild up
Sneezing

My cat has been having a runny nose and it clogs her nose on both sides. We clean her nose with a towel to clear it but then she starts sneezing like 15 times then stops and does it again.

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Chloe
short hair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomits food and mucus
Runny eyes
Vomiting
mucus

My cat has had runny eyes ever since we got her from the shelter almost 8 years ago. She also gets sick quite often. They thought there was a blockage but didn't find anything $5000 later 7 years ago. Now she is getting sick more than ever and throws up food and a bunch of mucus. We can here her trying to swallow the mucus sometimes and coughing before she throws up. She isn't losing weight and seems generally happy but she throws up every night after she eats. Does anyone know what this could be or have any advice? This has been an issue her whole life but she seems like she has more mucus this year than before. We have taken her to vets but not often. No answers yet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Chloe it is difficult to say what the specific cause of the mucus and vomiting is; infections, allergies, laryngeal disorders among other issues may lead to similar problems so it is very difficult to narrow down. Since things are getting worse now, it may be worth visiting an Internal Medicine Specialist to see if they are able to shed any light on this for you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chip
Ragdoll
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Tired
Sneezing

We just got 2 kittens that were barn cats. They both sneeze but the one sounds ole it has mucus whenever it meows it sounds like it. Today they both have been sleeping the whole day. They are eating and drinking their water and using their litter box. They also will play but than will just go right back to sleep

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Sydney
Domestic shorthair
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge
Loss of Appetite
Lethargy
Coughing
Sneezing

My cat is 15 years old and has been sneezing and coughing for awhile, I took her to the vet 2 weeks ago and the doctor thought that she may have a URI so she gave her a shot of antibiotics. But my cat has gotten 10 times worse after getting the shot. Green mucus has been clogging her nose so she has been having difficulty breathing, she will not eat, and she is quite lethargic (laying in the same position/place several hours without moving). She has lost about 2 lbs since the beginning of the year and I fear she will lose more since she has not eaten in days.

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Spock
Domestic shorthair
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

chest congestion

My cat cannot meow and is super congested nothing coming out of his eyes or nose tho he seems pretty normal eating ect when you pick him up you can hear the wheeze he seems ok im just super worried cause we just moved in with a new dog and two new cats all of witch are ok

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Grayson
tabby
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Mucous

When I moved into my cottage on this farm, I took in one of the feral kittens. It's been five months. and he's still suffering from mucous & phlegm. His nose is always drippy & sneezes green mucous & gags. His appetite is good & he is playful. Vet suggested warm water drips or saline in his nose. It helps a little, but it has not stopped it. What causes this & how can I help him?

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Jenga
Ragdoll cat
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My Ragdoll cat, Jenga, suffers from post nasal drip. With the result he often coughs up phlegm. Is there anything besides using the humidifier we can do to relieve him? It's mainly at night or if the weather is chilly. His cough starts dry but you can hear when the phlegm loosens up. The vet says his heart and lungs are good.

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