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What is Nose Bleed?

Nosebleeds, referred to as epistaxis, are a condition in which blood or bloody discharge occurs from the nose. Epistaxis can be a symptom of a serious medical condition like cancer or organ failure. It is also commonly caused by sinus or respiratory infections or injuries to the nose or head. Nosebleeds can affect one or both nostrils, and this distinction can aid in diagnosing the underlying cause of the condition. Epistaxis can occur in cats of any age, breed, or sex, and there are no clear risk factors that increase the chances of your pet experiencing nosebleeds. If your pet is experiencing nosebleeds on a frequent basis or a nosebleed takes more time than normal to stop, seek medical attention immediately. 

Symptoms of Nose Bleed in Cats

The primary symptom of nosebleeds is blood or bloody mucus from one or both nostrils. Cats experiencing nosebleeds may exhibit a variety of symptoms associated with the underlying cause of the epistaxis. It is also possible that a nosebleed is the only symptom the animal experiences. 

Symptoms include:

  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Snorting
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Facial swelling
  • Pawing at or rubbing the nose or face
  • Bad breath
  • Trouble breathing
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Bleeding gums
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Dark or black feces
  • Prolonged bleeding from wounds or injection sites

Causes of Nose Bleed in Cats

Nosebleeds are generally a symptom of an infection, disorder, injury, or disease. It may also be caused by poisoning or toxicity. On some occasions, the cause of the nosebleed will be undeterminable, and it may be an isolated incident. Common causes of epistaxis in cats and other companion animals include:

  • Nasal trauma or injury
  • Head trauma or injury
  • Foreign body in nasal or sinus passage
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections, including feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses
  • Parasites
  • Fungal infections
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clotting issues, including hemophilia
  • Blood platelet issues
  • Anemia
  • Nasal ulcerations
  • Some cancers
  • Certain cancer treatments
  • Poisons, including rat poison
  • Toxins
  • Anxiety
  • Certain medications
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Dental abscesses
  • Allergens
  • Environmental factors

Diagnosis of Nose Bleed in Cats

Because of the large number of conditions that can cause nosebleeds, diagnosing the underlying cause of your pet’s condition may require numerous diagnostic methods. Be prepared to discuss your cat’s medical history and behavior, daily routine, and any symptoms you have observed. If your pet has recently been injured, been around toxins or poisons, or exhibited any other symptoms, be sure to advise your veterinarian. A full physical examination will be conducted with a special focus on facial, ocular, and nasal abnormalities. Veterinary staff will also take blood and urine samples and perform a nasal swab. 

Blood, urine, and nasal samples will be cultured for bacteria and fungus. Additional laboratory blood testing will include a complete blood cell count, serum biochemistry, electrolyte panel, and clotting test. A urinalysis will also be completed. If the cause is not easily diagnosed using these methods, diagnostic imaging techniques may be used. X-rays or other imaging techniques allow veterinary staff to look at the nasal passages and surrounding structures. Certain cases may require rhinoscopy, which involves examining the nasal cavities with a small tool called an endoscope. A tissue biopsy may also be required. 

Treatment of Nose Bleed in Cats

The treatment for epistaxis will depend on the underlying cause. Treatments may range from simple measures to stop the bleeding to prescription medications or more invasive measures like surgery or blood transfusions. If your pet experiences nosebleeds at home, do not attempt to provide them with any medication unless advised to do so by a veterinarian, as this could cause serious complications. The following treatment methods are commonly used to treat nosebleeds in cats:

Icing & Pressure 

Ice or a cold compress, applied to the nose and face, may be used to stop bleeding and treat any facial swelling. This is a common practice for nosebleeds caused by injury or inflammation. If icing does not stop the bleeding, the nasal cavity may be packed with gauze to provide pressure and decrease blood flow. 

Antibiotics or Other Medications 

If an infection is the cause of the nosebleeds, medication may be prescribed to clear up the infection. Antibiotics, antifungals, or parasite eliminating medications will be used depending on the source of the infection. Proper dosing is needed to reduce the risk of side effects. 

Intravenous (IV) Fluids 

Fluid therapy is often used for animals experiencing weakness or lethargy. They help maintain proper hydration and can aid in restoring electrolyte balance. This common treatment is considered low-risk. 

Blood Pressure or Anxiety Medications 

Drugs may be used to reduce blood pressure and lower stress levels as these conditions can increase nosebleed risk. This medication may be prescribed for use on a long-term basis if blood pressure or anxiety is determined to be the cause. 

Surgical Intervention

Surgery to remove an object or tumor, to repair damage, or to surgically cauterize blood vessels may be needed. Any surgical procedure carries some risk. Your pet will likely be hospitalized during recovery. 

Blood Transfusion 

If blood disorders are present or anemia is severe, a blood or plasma transfusion may be required. Proper blood typing and adherence to transfusion protocol will help reduce the risks associated with this form of treatment.

Recovery of Nose Bleed in Cats

Your cat’s prognosis will depend on the underlying condition causing their nosebleeds. In many cases the prognosis is good, and your pet will require minimal treatment and downtime. More severe cases, including cancers, organ failure, and blood disorders, have a guarded to fair prognosis and may require hospitalization or long-term treatment. Be sure to follow all of your veterinarian’s treatments, including proper dosing of any medication and returning for any requested follow-up visits. Seek medical attention if your cat’s symptoms return or worsen. While your pet is recovering, reduce stress and avoid any changes to your cat’s living environment. 

Nose Bleed Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Missy
Mong
14 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing blood red spots on body
sneezing blood

my cat has red spots and is loosing some fur around these , she’s had a cold for a few weeks , and her noise has blood when sneezing and keeps going to her bed ,

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Tiger
tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Redness
Wheezing
Sneezing

I just adopted my cat a little over a month ago. Tiger likes to drink from the sink and sometimes sneezes and wheezes afterwards. I was thinking it was just from a bit of water going up his nose but today he woke up from a nap and left blood near his nose and mouth. I was also asleep and didn't notice right away. When I realized there was blood I checked his nose and mouth and there was nothing there. Sometimes he will have some redness around his nose, though. I'm not sure what might be causing this. Should I stop letting him get drinks from the faucet?

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Ann
Cat
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nosebleeding
Loss of Appetite
Sleepy

My Kitten Is 8Wks Old,She Was Sleeping In My Bed And When She Woke Up I Heard Her Sneezing while discharging Blood From Her Nose.She Was Fine Last Night And Today She Nosebleeding I Dont Know If She Hurt Herself While Playing With Her Older Sibling But Im Really Worried,I Got Rent Due So I Cant Afford A Vet Right Now.What I Can Give Her To Make Her Feel Better??

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Bailey
DOMESTIC
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

My 16 year old female cat has been having runny nose off and on for 2-3 months and every so often gets a bleeding nose but only in one nostril. She doesn't act funny and still eats. Should I be worried?

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Edward
house cat
4?
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bloody nose

We were watching the turkeys in the yard when I noticed my cat up in the tree. I think he climed up there to get away from them. The next thing I new Ed was falling and seemed to hit hard. When we got him in he had a bloody nose but seemed ok. I dont know what he hit on his way down or the bleed came from the fall. Please advise, he is sleeping now

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mio
Calico
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

bad breathing
dirrieah
Knot on head
Bleeding
swollen face

my cat needs helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I agree that Mio needs help if he is bleeding and having problems breathing. Since I can't see him or know anything about him through this email, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and determine how to help him.

why my cat has a bleeding nose and his tears is also blood ?

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Joey
Siamese
5 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Weakness
Excessive Saliva

What's wrong with my cat. He doesn't want to eat he started off slobbering and just laying down and now his nose is bleeding and he is week and won't wat or drinkwater

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive salivation, loss of appetite and nose bleeding may be indicative of dental abscess or other dental disorder which has extended up into the nasal cavity; this is something which should be checked by your Veterinarian immediately as there is no at home treatment for this. Without examining Joey I cannot confirm that this is the cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Irma
dsh
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

We have a cat who has seen a vet and been diagnosed with cancer. There is little to do except keep her comfortable and pain free. My question involves nose bleeds due to the tumor in her nose/sinus. Is there any way to treat those periodic nose bleeds. She is doing well otherwise and seems to be relatively pain free.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There really aren't any ways to stop the bleeding associated with a nasal tumor. A couple of things that you can try is to really humidify her environment so that the nasal tissues are as healthy as possible. There is also a medication called Yunan baiyoo that can sometimes help with bleeding conditions - you can ask your veterinarian if it would be appropriate or helpful for her.

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Percy
Domestic long hair
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My cat has been acting weird it started THIS MORNING he was fine last night and i woke up to him drooling alot strings of drool. He gets irritated when he yawns as if its bugging his mouthm the vests dont know whats wrong with him. I spent 208 dollars on blood work for nothing.I They gave him amoxicillin and said if it doesnt work theyll need to sedate him and do an exam. Before they gave him the antibiotics i went back and they checked his mouth and everything with a light and said they saw blood in his left nostril

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the cause may be, dental issues may cause severe drooling and may cause issues with the nose; also irritants to the mouth may cause drooling and pawing at the mouth may have injured the nose. I cannot think of a single specific cause and it may be worth having him sedated to get a better look at him especially if he is normally difficult to handle. Rinse out his mouth thoroughly if not done so already, keep him calm, watch his movements and give the medication prescribed by your Veterinarian; if there is no improvement return for another examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Miku
Domestic cat
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Nose bleed, Rapid Breathing

My cat has a rapid breathing and she sneezes some blood on her nose too. She don't have that much energy to stand and walk, she was just lying down on the floor. Can you please help me what to do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Kittens are prone to upper respiratory infections and infectious disease. Miku needs to be seen by a veterinarian, and be examined to determine what might be going on with her. She may need medical treatment or medications. A veterinarian will be able to look at her and recommend treatment for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Siruis
Bombay
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Difficult Bowel Movements
Nose bleed
Difficulty Breathing

My cat recently got surgery. He came home was fine for about to days when he wouldn't eat his dry food or drink any water. He became very skinny and is now having difficult breathing out nose and sneezes a lot. Since the sneezing blood has been coming out his nose.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You didn’t mention which surgery Sirius had so I cannot determine whether it is related or not; there are many different possible causes for nosebleeds including infections, trauma, foreign objects, dental disorders among other causes. If there is a dental issue it may explain the loss of appetite, respiratory difficulty and nosebleeds. You should return to your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Layla
domestic medium hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Hiding
No meow

Layla has been hiding the last few days. I finally got her in the bathroom to give her a good look over and notice she has dried blood on her nose and mouth and can barely meow. I’m heartbroken because I have no idea how this could’ve happened. It looks as if it’s spilt at the slit of her mouth. It’s not pouring blood but I know it’s painful. We can’t afford a vet visit right now so I’m at a loss but definitely don’t want her to suffer. Any advice is appreciated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Layla, I'm not sure what might have happened, or how to treat her. Many clinics do offer a 'free first exam' that would allow you to have her seen, and determine what happened and what she needs so that she feels better. I hope that she is okay.

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Hershey
Unknown
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

no voice
coughs while eating
Coughing
Sneezing

Recently gotten a kitten, she has her shots and been fixed already. A couple days ago her voice is gone, she tries to meow and nothing comes out. Then she started to cough and sneeze, now this morning she has thick green discharge coming from her nose. I have been trying to keep it clean and now there is blood mixed with the discharge. She has her head tilted like when you have to sneeze but can't.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly sounds like Hershey has an upper respiratory tract infection, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a course of antibiotics (if they confirm that is the diagnosis) to help clear up the infection. There isn’t anything I can recommend that you do at home for this, so a visit is needed as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chester
American Shorthair
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Tired
Tires Easily
nervous
Sneezing

Medication Used

Clydamyacin

Is my cat ok? his nose is bleeding and he recently saw a vet and was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and last night into this morning his nose has been bleeding on and off, he’s been sneezing, I’ve had to change from wet to dry food because he wouldn’t eat the dry food and his tail has been vibrating on and off and he meows sometimes through out the night

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds are not uncommon with severe upper respiratory tract infections and sneezing can cause further nosebleeds; continue to give the antibiotics as prescribed by your Veterinarian and you should see an improvement over time, but blood clots may irritate the nose causing sneezing and subsequent bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Izzy
Kitten
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weird breathing
Shakes,mubleing

Medication Used

none

My 1 yr old kitten started having seizures and vet said record them but they are over to fast...now she had one with blood coming out her nose..what is the problem with my kitty please help me find out??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Seizures are not as straightforward as seizure = treatment; frequency, duration, full or partial, responsiveness among other factors are important. If seizures occur infrequently, daily management may not be required; but if they occur multiple times per week, then daily management may be required. Head trauma, congenital deformities, poisoning, parasites, neurological disease among other causes may lead to seizures; discuss with your Veterinarian about your options. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Biscuit
tabby
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nosebleed, lethargy, crying

My sister threw the kitten down the stairs because she was playing too roughly and he’s sleeping now but he had a really bad nosebleed and there was a good amount of mucous. We can’t afford a vet, are there any ways we can help him at home?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Throwing a kitten down the stairs can cause a significant trauma to an 8 week old kitten. Biscuit needs to be evaluated by a veterinarian for any broken bones or head trauma. Many clinics offer a 'free first exam' that would allow you to have him seen, or there may be low cost clinics in your area. I hope that he is okay.

Is the kitten still alive? I wouldn't get any other pets until my daughter could understand to be nicer than that. For the animals sake.

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Parkinson
DOMESTIC
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bloody nose

Hi my cat has CH (cerrebellar hypoplasia) and came in with blood coming from his nostril today, he’s since been Wobblier than normal. My husband saw the same thing last week. Before that we saw it once from the corner of his mouth and nose in an episode where we were sure he would die as he just lay on the floor for 3 days. He is not like that today but does not seem himself. Also we recently moved from Brunei where we got him to the uk and I’ve noticed his eyes have had lots of discharge. Could this all be allergy related?? Or a head injury due to wobbliness or something more serious??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cats with cerebellar hypoplasia have coordination issues which may result in increased falls and other injuries especially when exploring outside; without examining Parkinson I cannot say what the specific cause is however you should consider visiting a Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side especially if a head injury is suspected. Also, how was Parkinson in quarantine? I don’t believe that Brunei is a listed country. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Issei
Tuxedo
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My husband and I rescued a sick kitten. He was sneezing, wheezing, coughing, etc. Now he sneezes occasionally but his sinuses are bleeding. He also has horrible breath. We really cannot afford to take him to a vet right now, what other home remedies should we try?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately without examining Issei, I can't offer any kind of home remedies for him, but I do think that he should be seen, as I worry that he may have an infection affecting his mouth or sinuses. Many clinics actually do offer a 'free first exam', so that you can have Issie seen by using that service, you'll just need to call and find whether there is a clinic offering this in your area. I hope that everything is okay with him.

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Cher
Mix
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen eye
Bleeding
Sneezing

My kitten is about 6-7 weeks old. Her eye has been swollen for a few days. I’ve been using a cotton ball it’s warm water to wipe the crust from her eye then following that with a few drops Of saline around her eye. Today she had dry blood around her nose and mouth and has been sneezing. I’m wondering what could be wrong. She is still playing and eating regularly. She is also using the bathroom regularly.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are prone to viral infections, that if left untreated can affect their eyes and vision long term. It would be best to have Cher seen by a veterinarian and get appropriate medications for her so that she heals without long term problems. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Chubbies
American Shorthair
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Stratching
Coughing
Sneezing

My cats recently got sick with a cold, they have snotty noses and cough every once in a while. Recently one of my cats started bleeding from his nose but he doesn’t seem bothered by it. Is their something i should do for it or should i not worry about it as much?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Viral diseases and bacterial infections are quite common in kittens, and can range in severity, depending on the kitten. If your kitten is sneezing to the point of bleeding, he should probably be seen by a veterinarian for treatment. I hope that he is okay.

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Andy
Persian
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

my cat has sever bleeding from nose from 1 year we have been medicating him from our local vet, the bleeding is not sever now but the nose is swollen and the blood still drips from nose ,he does not like us touch him,he forgets to litter in tray , eat food and we notice his forehead is swollen and brown tears from eyes keeps coming. x-ray is clear and no signs of tumour. his blood tests show no signs of anything. kindly advise home remedies and medication we could give him to comfort him

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to think what the specific cause may be, but I would suggest you try using a product like yunnan baiyao which is a hemostatic Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been used with success for decades and is becoming more popular in the west. Speak to your Veterinarian about it and its use. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frann
tabby
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing heavy, bloody nose, tired

What’s the best way to calm a cat down for a nail filing if you choose not to declare? Tactics or soothing medicine preferably of the natural sort, maybe? Also is it a respiratory infection if she’s got a nose bleed and heavy breathing/wheezing & lethargy?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For nail filing it is always good to not rush things and to allow your cat to get used to the file or clippers being used, even if you just place it on the floor and allow them to smell it; then slowly move the file over the nail once and stop and allow the cat to inspect the file, there is no quick way apart from brute force which no-one wants. There are many causes of nosebleeds in cats which may include infections, parasites, dental disorders, trauma, foreign objects, poisoning, tumours among other causes; if you are unable to stop the bleeding visit your Veterinarian, if the nose starts bleeding again visit your Veterinarian to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pebbles
Calico
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Runny eye

Medication Used

Maxidex
Buprenorphine

My kitty Pebbles developed a nose bleed one day ago. The cause is unknown, perhaps trauma/rough play from my 4 month old puppy. I brought her to the emergency pet hospital. There was no sign of muscus and they doubted it was an upper respiratory infection. They sent me home with pain killers to try to help her sleep.

She has shown no signs of pain. Has an appetite and drinks normal amounts.

Next day, more blood. Brought her to her own vet. They said it is possible it is an upper respiratory infection, but to wait until Friday (4 days from now) to see if she continues to bleed. Sent her home with more pain medication to help her rest, and an steroid (ophthalmic) drop to be placed in her affected nostril.

Just noticed her eye is really runny. Is this cause for concern? The nose bleed has certainly slowed (if not, stopped) down. She's soon due for her nasal drop. I'm worried I'll disturb her sleep.

Please advise:
*How long is nose bleeds okay for? Can a cat "bleed out"?
*Is her eye any reason for concern? (It's the eye on the same side as her affected nostril)

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Taz
Main
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

none

My inlaws have a 8 year old male, supposedly coon mix, he's skinny and sickly, he spends most of his time in a dog crate, litter food and water with him, I let him out daily but he has bathroom issues, I put down another litter box but once the other cats use it he won't touch it, lately he has had diarrhea and a runny nose, the last two days it's been bloody. There is a stray out side who also seems sick but they have never been in direct contact, but of course we walk the dogs.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Taz I cannot say for certain what the specific underlying cause for the symptoms are, however there are many causes for diarrhoea including infections, parasites, stress, dietary intolerance, poisoning, foreign objects, colitis among other causes; if there were an infectious cause we may expect your other cats to pick it up if it was brought in by the dogs or yourself. This would be something to see your Veterinarian about to narrow in on a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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popon
Persian
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

mouth bleeding
Lethargy
Calicivirus

Medication Used

antibiotics

my cat might be diagnosed with calicivirus, it's a mild condition at first, After 2 days getting force feeding and taking antibiotics, her mouth starts to bleed, i assume it's from mouth ulcers, but then her nose start to bleed, i really have no idea where's that come from. Any advice where is it from the ulcer caused by calicivirus? lungs? or because the antibiotics? Thanks a lot before.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Popon is suffering from Calilcivirus, that can cause painful ulcers on her mouth and nose, and it just takes time for her body to recover while getting supportive care to keep her hydrated and comfortable. She'll need ongoing veterinary care until she is recovered.

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Dallas
Cat
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny nose, trouble eating at times
Runny nose, sometimes dry blood und

My cat was crying & hissing sometimes when eating. Her food intake went down. I took her to Animal hospital. They did exam, plus xray to make sure she had no blockages or tumors. They didn't find any. Vet decided she possibly had gingivitis. Sent her home on antibiotics & a pain med. She got better. I noticed her nose running a couple weeks after antibiotics were done. Then I remembered that she had ran into a glass door a while back before she went to vet & before she had problems. Every once in a while she'll have dry blood under one nostril. Is it possible she has an issue from hitting her nose? Or possibly sinuses/allergies? And wouldn't these have shown up in xray? They did a full body xray. (She also has bad breath)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the specific cause of the nosebleed is, however if she has bad breath it may be an indicator of a tooth root abscess which has extended up into the nasal cavity; other causes may be trauma, clotting disorders, tumours, foreign objects, infections among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rango
Siamese mix
10 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Stuffy nose & just spot of blood

Medication Used

Not on any

My cat continues to sneeze and cough a little, but has an appitite and is playing etc but now i see a little blood coming from corner of his nose after sneezing fit hez ten months old and he was in a hosehold of cats that had the cold virus but none are contagious. His sibling whom we also adopted did not have cold and they were both neutered today without complications. Should i be worried?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Rango is sneezing that much, he might benefit from antibiotic therapy - since your veterinarian just saw him for his surgery, you may be able to call and let hem know what is going on and get any recommendations as to treatment. They may want to see him as well, they will let you know when you call.

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Trever Haboob
Tuxedo
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Epistaxis sneezing
Epistaxis

My 5 year old cat had a bloody nose coming from his right nostril only. He is sneezing occasionally. These are his only symptoms. He still eats, drinks water, plays, cuddles, etc. what course of action should I take to alleviate his nosebleed? Is this a potential sign of an underlying problem?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a nose bleed which may include trauma, infections, tumours, dental issues, clotting disorders among other issues; you should keep an eye on the nosebleed but if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine an underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ella
American Shorthair
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Medication Used

Prednisolone

My cat was diagnosed with a nasal tumor 5.3 months ago. However, with a home remedy (CBD and others), she has gotten better. However, within the past 2-3 days she has begun to sneeze blood, spattering the floor with small drops, 2-3 times a day. She has good energy. I am wondering if the sneezing (she had a URI as a kitten when I adopted her and chained sneezed even back then) has ruptured blood vessels in her nose, and if surgery might be required. She had a rhinoscopy five months ago when she was diagnosed. At that time she bleed heavily and the specialist was barely able to stop it. I am wondering if that also is a factor. Is there any way to cauterize the blood vessels, assuming that they can be found and identified? I am unwilling to have a IM specialist do a rhinosocopy one more time. Are there any home remedies that I might try?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeding in these situations can be problematic and cauterisation may not be a viable option if you were willing to put Ella through this it not; repetitive sneezing may cause capillaries in the nasal cavity to rupture leading to nosebleeds. I would recommend trying yunnan baiyao at a dose of 0.25g twice per day given orally to see if there is any improvement; yunnan baiyao is a traditional chinese medicine which has been used for over a century in the east to stop bleeding when given either orally or applied topically. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Chemtrail residue on everything outside is apparent. Dead birds, dead fish and dead horticultcure. I predict that bleeding noses for the cats most astute and sensitive sense will show symptoms of environmental toxicity will show a dramatic up-tick now moving forward. For the 1st time my cat (out of 17 cats over a 28 yr. period) had a nose bleed today. We will be staying in this summer. In my gut, I know that something outside the door has set this off. I hope he can recover.

As of this morning I started to use a few drops of essential lavender oil in an aromatherapy diffuser. This seems to have helped a whole lot: not much sneezing at all today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The problem was with the sneezing, perhaps, as you have strongly suggested. As she has been doing this for years, it may have finally gotten too much for those delicate capillaries. I'm hoping the sharp reduction in sneezing will allow those capillaries to heal and the blood to clot in a way that permits that. Thank you for your suggestion of yunnan baiyao, which I will look for the next time I am in an area selling Chinese medicine.

I actually found some Yunnan Baiyao online and ordered five boxes. Ella just half an hour ago sneezed some blood, even though I have been using the diffuser since early morning.

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Onyx
American Shorthair
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding
Pain
Swelling

My kitten (7 mo) was kicked in the face by my 90 pound dog in the middle of the night. Her nose and bridge of nose is swollen. The bleeding has stopped, but she's lethargic (I'm assuming due to pain) and I'm worried it's more than just a nose bleed. What should I be looking for? When should O take her to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would probably be best to have Onyx seen by a veteirnarian if you are notiing swelling and lethargy. She may be fine, but without examining her, I can't say for sure, and any trauma may need to be treated. I hope that she is okay.

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Mewmew
None
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bad breath

My cat just finished her medication on some sickness about a week ago.. this week I have noticed dried blood on his nose and his mouth. It happens every night and the next morning I would see dried blood in his nose and on his mouth. I am so worried. He also got skinnier from the fact he just finished medication from another sickness..Please enlighten me.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of nosebleeds in cats which may include infections, foreign objects, tumours, poisoning, medication side effects, trauma among other causes. The primary condition which was previously treated would have a bearing on whether this is connected or not. You could try seeing if this improves itself, but I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination since there may be something else going on here. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Delilah
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bloody nose
Sneezing

I took in a pregnant stray and she seems healthy except she started sneezing and having bloody noses. She doesn't act sick at all, eats well, plays, and has started allowing us to interact with her though is still a bit skittish regarding noise and sudden movements. Should we be worried?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many viral diseases that affect cats, and can cause sneezing and discharge. I woud be concerned that she is sneezing to the point where she is bleeding, and it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to be evaluated and get treatment for whatever is causing the sneezing. I hope that she is okay.

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Beep
American Shorthair
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
bloody nose

My cat has been having random nose bleeds, most often at night. I spent $1,000 dollars at the vet trying to figure out what is going on and the vet doesn't know. Its only out of the left nostril and we have herbs that we turn into a paste that stops the bleeding when given to her by mouth. She's 16 but in perfect health otherwise; shes active and still loves to cuddle, but the nosebleeds come out of nowhere and can be extremely bloody or last for only 5 minutes.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the specific cause of the nosebleeds are; infections, dental disorders, tumours, foreign objects among other causes may lead to nosebleeds and ideally rhinoscopy should be done to find a cause but may be unrewarding if the site isn’t located. The chinese medicine yunnan baiyao is good for nosebleeds and other bleeds, but is a method of management not treatment; without knowing the underlying cause I cannot recommend any other treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Binks
Cat
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed and swollen

2 days ago my 6 week old kitten had blood coming out of one side of his nose. Now his face is swollen on the right side. He is eating and Drinking and using the potty fine

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Something this severe in a kitten so young should be seen by a Veterinarian; the bleeding may have been caused by trauma, infection, clotting disorders among other causes and the swelling may be attributable to the same or an allergic reaction. Without an examination I cannot say what the specific cause is in the instance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mau Mau
DMH
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
decreased thirst
dark eye discharge
Lethargy
Decreased Appetite

Why is my cat having eye discharge and a nose bleed, experiencing lethargy, and straining to go to the bathroom after his rabies vaccination that he was sedated for? It's been three days since the event.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining MauMau, I am not sure why he is having these signs. It is unlikely related to the vaccination or sedation, as those are fairly routine events. Since he is still having problems three days later, it would be a good idea to call your clinic and ask if they have any thoughts on what might be happening as they would have examined him, and see if they can recommend any treatment for him. I hope that all goes well for him.

Sadly, Pretty common side effects of the vaccine.

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Gizbeth
domestic short hair
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat has been scratching her ears for a while now and loves it when we give them a good rub. When I rubbed them tonight she suddenly had a minor nose bleed. She doesn't seem bothered by it at all? No ear mites or excess was in ears. No other symptoms apart from lots of snoring!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A sudden nosebleed may be caused by a few different causes including increased blood pressure, clotting disorders, infections, dental disorders, foreign bodies, tumours, trauma among other causes; foreign objects and tumours may also explain the loud snoring as well since airflow may be impeded during rest. I would keep an eye on Gizbeth and if the nosebleed recurs or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian for a checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucifer
Maine Coon
18 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Doesn't like to be touched
Badly matted hair
Eating very litle
Tired

My cat is an 18 yr old maine coon. He is having and has had, nose bleeding. He is no longer active, only goes out to use the bathroom. He eats and drinks but not as much as normal. He is also down to 9 lbs. His weight is down 5lbs in the past two years. Doc thinks he's on his way out soon. I don't want him to suffer. Am I doing him a disservice by holding on?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Lucifer I cannot say if you should take him on one last car ride to your Veterinarian or not; but if there are health issues affecting his quality of life you should consider thinking about his overall welfare and what is in his best interest considering his quality of life. This is never a decision an owner likes to make, but it is your decision; observe Lucifer and his general behaviour, you’ll know better than anyone if he isn’t himself. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Momo
Tammy
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation
Drooling
bloody nose
Sneezing

My husband & I adopted 4 year old female. We notice she didn't eat much just treats. She stopped eating drools a lot seems like she's always clearing her throat occasionally bloody nose. When we got her she use to sneeze A lot. Now we force feed her cat sure.
She got blood work done but nothing wrong according to vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Momo I cannot say for certain what the specific underlying cause is, however you should think about having further examination of the nose done with rhinoscopy to determine whether there is a mass or any other cause for the sneezing and nosebleeds. Dental issues may cause drooling and issues with the nasal cavity, but I cannot say for certain if that is the case here. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roxxy
Cat
11 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Runny eyes
Swollen left lip
Bloody nose left side
Weightloss
Swollen lip

Medication Used

Tramadol

My kitty Roxy is 11 and has been sneezing bloody discharge for about a month. she has also lost weight and has some slight swelling on one side. She had a dental, no issues. Three rounds of antibiotics, fungal culture for crypto, bacteria culture, x-rays, ultra sounds, a Rhinoscopy and blood tests. Out vet is stumped. The weight loss has us very concerned. Our last option is a cat scan, but that is cost prohibitive And may not even tell us anything. We fear it may be cancer, but haven't found any proof. Do you have any suggestions?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems like you have done all diagnostics apart from a CT or MRI scan, apart from doing one of those imaging studies I cannot recommend anything else for you to try; as for any treatment, this would depend on what the underlying cause was. I cannot think of anything else to suggest to you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Domestic Short haired
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring
Swelling
Sneezing
Itching
bloody nose
Licking

Hi, I think my cat is having an allergic reaction to Viralys. He was given it to help strengthen his immune system when he was given a shot for an upper respiratory infection. We have stopped giving it to him when we realised something was up. Its been almost a week and it hasn't improved. Will the symptoms improve over time or will he need something to cure these symptoms?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The signs that you describe aren't typical reactions to Viralys, as much as those signs might be associated with an upper repsiratory viral infection. Without examining Leo, i can't know for sure what might be going on with him, but it would be a good idea to have him examined by your veterinarian to see what might be causing those signs, and see if he needs any further therapy to help. I hope that he does well.

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Athena
Manx
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

accident

Our kitten of 4 months old got trapped under the garage door with her head on the inside and body on the outside. Duration was only about 2 minutes. When noticed, door was opened immediately and she ran off. We found her and she is trickling blood from her nose. What should we do? She looks in shock but is responding to touch and strokes.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is a severe injury which would have caused a high level of stress to Athena and may have cause other injuries which cannot be seen, it would be irresponsible if I didn’t advise you to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. For the nose bleed, some ice to the bridge of the nose may help but I suggest a visit to your Veterinarian regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Caramel
mixed
13 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

There is no vet open right now in my town and my cat nose started bleeding, he got a surgery few month ago he got a tumor removed from his ear and I would like to know if I coule do something to stop the nose bleed until I can see the vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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An ice pack to the bridge of the nose may help to stop bleeding, however if this doesn’t work you may need to find an emergency clinic which may be in a different town to where you are. There is nothing else I can recommend you do at this time of the night. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Momo
Oriental Shorthair
4 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Lethargic
rough breathing
Coughing
Sneeze

We have a 4 month old kitten who has a bad eye,(her third eyelid is half across it, one site called it an ulcer, no green discharge just watery and red) She has also had a constant sneezing and cough since we got her a month ago. We have taken her to the vet and told it was an upper respiratory infection and were given antibiotics. When that ran out and no change to her kitty cold we took her back and they prescribed a human strength antibiotics which we also completed. Now a day later, she is lethargic, is having trouble breathing and had bloody discharge from her nose. Nothing we have tried is helping her and we worry every day that might be her last. What can we do when the antibiotics and time just aren't helping?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Momo may have a severe infection, if the antibiotics haven’t helped it may be worth having a culture and sensitivity test to be on the safe side. There are many causes for these symptoms which may include viral infections (antibiotics would be useless), allergies, chemical irritation among other causes. Without examining Momo I cannot think of anything else specific to check. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Alex
Kitten
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Small nose bleed

I dont have money for my kitten to be seen by a vet yet but i woke up this morning and he had a tiny nose bleed im super worried about him is he going to be ok till i get paid?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Alex I cannot determine what the cause of the nosebleed is or whether you should be worried, you can try putting a little ice on the bridge of the nose if it is still bleeding. Infections, trauma, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes may lead to a nosebleed; keep a close eye on Alex in the meantime but if the bleeding doesn’t stop you should visit a Veterinarian regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Domestic long hair tabby
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My few month old kitten has in the last couple days been sneezing. Not all day long but at random. But then tonight some blood came out after he sneezed. Other than that he still plays, eats, drinks all as normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens can be affected by viral diseases that cause them to sneeze, and sometimes it will resolve on its' own, but sometimes they need medical treatment. If Luna is sneezing to the point that he is bleeding, it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian so that he can get treatment for that. In the meantime, it may help to humidify his environment, either with a humidifier, or by having him stay in the bathroom while you run a hot shower for 10-15 minutes so he is in the steam.

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Rhiannon
mixed
20 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Slow breathing
Wheezing
sometimes bloody mucous from nose
mucous discharge from nose and eyes
Lethargy
Sneezing

Medication Used

none

My cat is turning 20 years old. For the last year she has had issues with sneezing, sometimes bloody mucus from the nose, watery/mucous eyes, wheezing. She is now becoming more lethargic and her breaths are long and slow. She still has a great appetite. We thought this was a cold, then an allergy issues. I hesitate to take her to the vet because when she is stressed she licks her fur out. She also has seizures that are triggered by certain noises (crumpling bags, tin foil,loud bangs) or by being startled. She is also only 5lbs now. I have her sibling as well who was born of the same litter. He does not have any of the symptoms she does. What is the most probable diagnosis?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In a older cat, there are many different possible causes for sneezing with bloody mucus which may include infections, dental disorders, foreign objects, tumours, clotting disorders, poisoning among other causes; without examining Rhiannon I cannot say specifically which one as infection, dental issues and tumours are all strong possibilities in older cats. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination even if it is to get a diagnosis or call out a Veterinarian to your home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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kit kit
tuxedo kitty
8 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

very inactive, slow, weak

our kitty is about 8 years old, she has not been eating for about 4 days, she has been drinking water but now she is laying on dry clean towel and tiny bits of blood on the towel from her nose or mouth

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I can't examine Kit Kit or diagnose anything over email, but she needs to be seen by her veterinarian as soon as possible. She may have a problem with her mouth, her teeth, or her nasal passages. She needs to be examined to find the source of the problem, and find a solution. I hope that she is okay.

at the Brady Veterinary Hospital they said she got into something "Caustic"


1.
able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action.
She has been on antibiotics for 5 days now she is getting better and eating. (it was on the tip of her tongue)

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Patches
Unknown
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Medication Used

Amoxicilli

My cat was recently diagnosed with a viral infection and he has been sneezing a lot and now his nose is bleeding and will sneeze blood from his left nostril only. He is on antibiotics also. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Patches is currently being treated for his viral infection, he may just need a little more treatment while they take effect, until he feels better. Lysine supplementation may help, as might nasal lubricants, or increased humidity in his environment. It would be best to give your veteirnary clinic a call and ask what other therapies might be appropriate for him, as they have examined him and know more his health status.

My kitty Roxy is 11 and has been sneezing bloody discharge for about a month. she has also lost weight and has some slight swelling on one side. She had a dental, no issues. Three rounds of antibiotics, fungal culture for crypto, bacteria culture, x-rays, ultra sounds and blood tests. Out vet is stumped. The weight loss has us very concerned. Our last option is a cat scan, but that is cost prohibitively, do you have any advice?

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Boo & Finn
Domestic shorthair
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Watery eyes
bloody nose
Coughing
Sneezing

Medication Used

none

My 1 year old cat ran away about two weeks ago and was missing for about 38 hours, he ran out the door chasing a feral cat. (We have a HUGE feral cat colony in the area) he came back and was acting normal, all 3 of my cats where sneezing slightly over the week but acted pretty normal and I chalked it up as allergys since my allergies have been bad too.
Sunday night Boo was acting very stuffy and just seemed miserable, wouldn't eat or anything, stuffed up, ect. He got his appetite back and started acing pretty normal besides being a little stuffy, then his brother Finn started getting stuffy, watery eyes and coughing. (Boo did not have the watery eyes or coughing) but Finn is still eating, playing, and doing everything he usually would besides resting a little more than usual.
Now today Boo came up to me and his nose was bleeding out of one nostril, just enough to be noticeable and when Finn sneezes his boogers have a slight red/pink tint to them.
Our 3rd cat (5yrs) is completely normal and going about her normal business.
The tears from Finns eyes are clear and neither of them have any gross nasal discharge.
What do you think could cause this? I have to wait until I get paid later this week to take them to their vet but I've been losing my mind since I started seeing bloody noses.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats can be affected by viral diseases, and they may have been exposed during the time that Boo was outside. Sometimes these outbreaks resolve on their own, but if he is sneezing blood, he may need medication or treatment to help him. Until you can have him seen later this week, one thing that you can do is to humidify the environment for them, whether you have a humidifier, or run a hot shower for 10-20 minutes while they are contained in the bathroom with the steam.

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Lucifer Jr.
mixed
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Tired
bloody nose
Sneezing

Earlier today my kitten had been chased down by my dog. The dog had bit his tail, but no real injuries. When the dog had caught up to him though, he had rolled over and went to the bathroom all over himself. After he had run off, we found him cowering in his crate, sneezing furiously, with blood dripping from his nose and all over his mouth. I am worried, we cannot afford a vet visit at the moment. The whole litter has a history of worms, fleas, and eye infectons, but I feel that those are unrelated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Lucifer Jr I cannot say how severe his injuries are or if there are any other issues like brain injury etc… You should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost, charity clinics and other organisations may help at times like this; try to clean Lucifer Jr up a little and ensure that he is eating, drinking and doing his business normally. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Blossom
Unknown
18 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lump
Bleeding nose
Sneezing

Hi, my cat is 18 years old, regularly asks for food and seems happy in herself (always wants cuddles and sleeps most of the time). She is getting nose bleeds as a result of sneezing, it's not regular enough to be daily but frequency does change. We've been to the vets and had blood tests, all came back clear. She has a lump just inside her ear on her skull, that's been there for a few years now. We don't want to run hundreds of tests because she's too old for surgery etc. What we also don't want is her being uncomfortable or in pain. What advice would you give?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for nosebleeds especially in older cats which may include infections, foreign objects, clotting disorders, tumours among other conditions; however sometimes a cause cannot be determined. As for the ear lump, I couldn’t say what it was without examining her first and possibly taking a sample which I know you don’t want to do. Try to keep Blossom comfortable and monitor her for any other symptoms, if you notice any changes in behaviour, loss of appetite or anything else concerning, it may be a sign of pain or discomfort and you should see your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Minion
tabby
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sores from fights with other toms
Lethargy
Bleeding nose
Sneezing

Our cat has a nosebleed and he has recently been in a few fights with stray cats in the neighborhood. He is bleeding out of both nostrils. It started with mucus, snot and sneezing and the past 2 days he has been bleeding. I read that he can have clindamycin and we do have that. What do you recommend? We have already taken him to the vet they could not get him in.he is eating and drinking he just seems lethargic.we have him in a kennel at this time also.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Minion, I can't diagnose or recommend any medications for him - I'm not sure what happened when you took him to your veterinarian, but if they couldn't get him in, you may need to make an appointment to have him seen. If he seems lethargic, and is sneezing to the point of bleeding, he probably does need medications. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, have them diagnose what is going on with him, and give him appropriate therapy. I hope that he is okay.

my cat has a bleeding nose and his tears is also blood what should I do ?

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Skye
Domestic Shorthair Tabby
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Staggering walk
Foul odor from mouth
Blood clot in nose
Running Nose
Sneezing

My cat had a bad upper respiratory infection back in the beginning of January. And was treated for it...it was so bad she had bloody mucous from her nose and would sneeze more then normal. It went away, and has come back in the last couple days, she also has a really foul odor from her mouth, smells like rotting fish. She eats the same food as our other cat and he's fine, his breath doesn't stink. I noticed tonight when I got home, she has a blood clot (appears to be a blood clot anyway) in her nostril, I couldn't get it out. That nostril also looks a little swollen. She was staggering around a bit when I put her down... I don't know whether I should call local vets now as it's 8:15pm, and see if they have an emergency number. Or if I should wait till the morning and see how she is.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
For your description, I think it would be best for you to visit an Emergency Veterinarian to take a look ar Skye since she is having difficulty walking and has other concerning symptoms (nosebleeds etc…). Without examining her I cannot say whether her symptoms are concerning or not, the bad breath may be due to dental disease but may also be associated with kidney failure and other conditions. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Waldo
tabby
1 Month
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulties
Sleepiness

My kitty, between 1 and 2 month old started to have a bleeding nose soon after I cleaned his ears due to mites. I didn’t use the full dosage of the store bought product but just but a 1-2 drops on a qui-tips and cleaned the inside. The nose is bloody but look like some mucus too. He still purrs very loudly. What should I do? knowing that we don’t have the money to bring him to the vet in emergency. Thank you for your help.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1607 Recommendations
I'm not sure that I see a relationship between treating Waldo's ears for mites and the nose bleed, and those two things are probably unrelated. Kittens are commonly affected by viral diseases that attack the nose and throat, and he may be suffering from one of those. If he is eating and drinking and happy otherwise, you should be fine to wait to take him to be seen when your veterinarian is open. If he starts having uncontrolled bleeding, he needs to be seen on emergency.

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Cat
Unknown
Has Symptoms
Tired Not Playing As Much
Nose Bleed
i have a 5 week old kitten and the box fan fell on her, she is bleeding from the nose a little and sniffling. she is also very tired, what should i do?