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What is Runny Nose?

If your cat has a runny nose, you may be wondering if you should bring him into a vet. Some causes of runny noses are minor and do not require treatment, however, others are serious and require immediate medical attention. It’s always recommended to visit a vet if your cat is experiencing a runny nose. 

Just like humans, cats can suffer from a runny nose, or nasal discharge. A runny nose is common in cats and fairly easy to spot. It may occur in one or both of your cat’s nostrils, and the discharge may be clear or have color, depending on the underlying cause. 

Symptoms of Runny Nose in Cats

A runny nose is characterized by nasal discharge. Cat owners may notice a watery or thick discharge that is clear and colorless. However, nasal discharge may also have streaks of blood or pus, giving it a slightly red, yellow, or green color. Symptoms that may accompany a runny nose include:

  • Sneezing
  • Eye discharge
  • Stuffy nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

Causes of Runny Nose in Cats

There are a number of different health conditions that could cause a runny nose in your cat. Some of them are minor issues, while others will need emergency medical attention from a veterinarian. Causes of a runny nose include:

  • Allergies
  • Upper respiratory infection, also known as cat flu
  • Bacterial or fungal infection in the nasal cavity
  • Tumors in the nasal cavity
  • Foreign objects in the nasal cavity
  • Head trauma
  • Pneumonia
  • Nasal polyps

Diagnosis of Runny Nose in Cats

A vet will be able to determine your cat has a runny nose by simply observing him. However, you should still inform your vet of any other symptoms you have noticed, aside from the runny nose, so he can diagnose the underlying condition. If the discharge is clear, your vet may identify the cause as allergies without doing any further testing. However, if there is blood or pus in the discharge, further testing may be required.

A complete blood count and biochemistry profile may be performed in order to see if there are any abnormalities. For example, an elevated white blood cell count may signal that an infection is causing the nasal discharge. The vet may also swab the inside of the nasal cavity to test the discharge for bacteria and fungus. If the vet believes there is another cause for the discharge, he may perform either a CT scan or an endoscopy to look for tumors, foreign objects, or polyps.

Treatment of Runny Nose in Cats

Treatment will vary depending on what is causing the runny nose. If a foreign object is lodged into your cat’s nasal cavity or polyps are present, the vet may need to perform emergency surgery to safely remove the object or polyps. 

A vet will prescribe medication to treat runny noses caused by fungal or bacterial infections. It’s the cat owner’s responsibility to orally administer this medication at home and bring the cat in for a follow-up visit to ensure the infection has healed. Medication can include antifungals, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories if the nasal lining is irritated.

Cat flu is usually a virus, so there is no medication to treat it. However, cat owners may be told to make sure the cat is drinking plenty of fluids while he recovers. Keeping the eyes and nose free of discharge while the cat recovers from cat flu is also important.

One of the common causes of a runny nose in cats is exposure to allergens. If the vet thinks this is what is causing your cat’s runny nose, testing may be suggested. This will help you figure out what your cat is allergic to so you can reduce or eliminate the cat’s exposure to the allergen.

Recovery of Runny Nose in Cats

The time your cat takes to recover from a runny nose will depend on what is causing it. If a fungal or bacterial infection is the cause, your cat should recover after a being treated with antibiotics or antifungal medication. 

Cats usually fully recover from cat flu, however, kittens and older cats with other health conditions may experience complications in their recovery. Even after they heal from cat flu, cats remain carriers, meaning they may suffer from the condition again at some point in their lives. 

Recovery from allergy-related runny noses is usually fairly quick if you prevent the cat’s exposure to the allergen. However, some allergies are seasonal and reactions are caused by exposure to pollen or other environmental elements. If this is the case, although you cannot prevent exposure, you can talk to your vet about treating the reactions with antihistamines as needed.

If your cat required surgery to remove a foreign object or polyps, he may need up to a week to physically recover. Your vet will most likely need to reexamine him after the surgery to ensure everything is healing properly.

Runny Nose Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

sneezey
Black cat
10 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

runny nose and sneezes discharge fr

Young cat with runny nose discharge of the same side eye is clear to white in color and has a persistent sneeze not very playful but does have good apitite and drinks plenty of water.

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Sass
domestic short hair
3 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Eye Discharge

Hi my sass has had clear discharge from her nose quite often and her eye boogers are really common. She’s great otherwise. Sleeping well. Eating well. Very playful. So I’m not sure if I should be concerned. It’s getting really cold in Toronto so I don’t know if it’s the weather change or what.

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asadun
domestic short hair
13 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Coughing
Sneezing

my cat is sneezing a lot I always see slime on his nose. he is only 13 weeks old. what do you thin is wrong. I think he has something with doing with that I got him last week.

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Charlotte
DOMESTIC
10 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Green nasal discharge

Medication Used

Baytril

My cat Charlotte had her eye removed about a month ago. She has has a runny nose since then, it is the nostril on the side where she is now missing an eye. It is green, and scans over so I have to peel the scab off a few times a day because I feel like she can’t breathe plus I am sure it bothers her. The vet gave me an antibiotic that they said would hopefully fix the issue. She was given an antibiotic after her surgery but it was an injection. The antibiotic I am giving her right now is a pill. We are done with the 10 day treatment and nothing has changed.

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Damian
Exotic Shorthair
4 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Teary eyes
Slight loss of appetite
Sneezing

Good day. I have an exotic shorthair cat and i've only had him for 3 days now. He has been having colds i think since i could see his runny nose. I have to constantly wife the areas around his eyes because he starts tearing up. I wonder if i should take him to the vet to have him checked. He eats everyday and has been peeing/pooping. But his appetite is not really good, he only eats a little bit and drinks a little bit

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Butters
tabby
2 Years
Fair condition
2 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

stuffy nose

My cat is 2 years old. He has a really hard time breathing with his stuffy nose. He is eating and drinking great. No color discharge. Its all clear, he is not losing any weight. Just very stuffy. Should i be concered ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A stuffy nose may be caused by a variety of different issues including allergies, infections, foreign objects, other sources of irritation, tumours among other causes; you could try to keep Butters in the bathroom whilst you take a shower to try and loosen the mucus and give cetirizine at 5mg per day to see if there is any improvement. If you see no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat has a runny nose a litttle yellow and a big weight loss. He lost his appetite completely. What should I do?

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Zena
tabby
22 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose
Watering eye

My cat has a runny nose on one side mucus is kind of greenish over night but clear during the day. The same side her eye has been very running. Still running around playing, no lost in appetite.

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Bella
domestic short hair
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

Hi, my cat is experiencing what seems to be a runny nose. The discharge looks clear, no blood or pus.
It is very humid outside and I’m guessing it could be due to allergies but I’m not sure.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Allergies are a common cause of a runny nose in cats, you should think about giving 5mg of cetirizine per day to see if it lessens the severity of the runny nose; if there is no improvement, you should think about visiting your Veterinarian to give Bella a check to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lumiere
Himalayan
3 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Diarrhea
Black eye goop
Sneezing

I just got a 3 month old kitten from a shelter about a week ago. They were feeding him dry food at the shelter, but he will barely eat it at home. We have tried giving him wet food, but it gave him diarrhea. We switched back to the dry food, soaked, and his stomach is settling. But now we've noticed him sneezing occasionally, and I've seen him with a little bit of a runny nose and a little bit of black goop near his eyes. I had a cat before that had the black eye goop, and my parents always told me it was just allergies. We did just clean the furnace vents in my apartment, so I'm thinking it's related to that. I just want to make sure that this isn't related, and that my baby boy is ok. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A new environment for a kitten may cause some allergies or he may exposed to some environmental pathogens that his body isn’t used to. It isn’t unusual for a kitten to lose their appetite in a new environment, but it is important to encourage eating with appetising foods and then wean him across to a dry kibble; also if you change is food suddenly, it may also cause diarrhoea. I would keep his eye and ears clean and keep a close eye on him, if there is no improvement after a few days I would take him in for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jynxxx
Maine Coon
8 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

My baby jynxx has been having a hard time breathing through his nose due to being stoped up and runny...he's also lost a bit of wait and not eating as much! What can I do??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Being stuffed up may be caused by a few different causes including infections, allergies, foreign bodies, parasites among other causes; you can try giving cetirizine at a dose of 5mg per day to see if there is any improvement and also placing Jynxx in a humid environment (room with a humidifier or keep him in the bathroom when you take a shower). Other than that a visit to your Veterinarian would be best to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
Black Tortoise
3 / 4 months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

We just adopted a kitten she sneezes sometimes and I have seen a little bit of snot. She acts like a normal cat and has a great appetite. Should we take her to the vet immediately?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A little nasal discharge or snot can be normal when a kitten is brought into a new environment and may take some time for it to clear up; if the discharge is not clear then infection, mites or another issues may be going on so a visit to your Veterinarian may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mia
Domestic long hair
3 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose
Sneezing

Medication Used

Orbax
Doxycycline
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

Hello. I adopted a 7 week old female kitten on September 15 and the next day she was severely congested that she stopped eating and drinking water. I took the to the vet and they gave her come antibiotics and some nose drops. That did not work so the vet advised me to take her to the animal shelter where i got her and see if they could help me since I am unemployed and didn’t have the financial resources at the time. When I took her to the shelter she had lost half a pound so she only weighed 1 pound. A worker took her for 2 weeks and gave her some medicine. I got her back back on 10.2 and she looked better she was still skinny and she still needed medicine so they gave a me a week of antibiotics. She’s 3 months now and weighs 2 pounds and she eats and drinks water perfectly. She’s active and plays with my other kitten. The only concern i have is that she has a runny and stuffy nose and she sneezes. I called the vet and they said it’ll go away on its own that shes fine as long as she’s eating and drinking water. I give her L-Lysine everyday since one day her eyes looked really really bad and one of my friends suggested trying it since we suspected she might be Feline Herpes positive. Her eyes got so much better once I gave her l-lysine. Is their anything i could do to help her with her stuffy and runny nose?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The stuffy runny nose may be caused by a few different causes which include allergies, nasal mites, infections, foreign bodies etc… If Mia is very stuffy, I would suggest getting a humidifier or keeping her in the bathroom whilst you shower so the warm humid air can loosen the stuffiness and help it drain; if the cause is allergies, cetirizine at 5mg per day may help. The colour of the discharge will help give an indication to whether it is an infection or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ashby
Domestic shorthair
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Sneezing
Slight runny nose

He threw up food this morning twice and seems to be sneezing quite a bit. I’ve just noticed a bit of clear discharge as he woke up. He seems a little lethargic but using his tray fine and still wanting to eat. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ashby may have some respiratory tract issues which may have lead to heaving and vomiting or may have a little stomach issue; I would keep an eye out for a day or two to see if he vomits again or you notice any other symptoms, if he does it may be worth a visit as there are a few possible causes for vomiting which should be checked out by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ninja
stray
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose
Coughing

My cat has a runny nose with some coughing. His mucus is clear. It's cold in our house. I haven't noticed any other symptoms other than. The coughing and runny nose and that just started this morning.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Coughing and a runny nose may be attributable to infections, allergies, other irritants, foreign objects among other causes; if this is the first day of symptoms keep a close eye on Ninja, but you should visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. In Ninja is blocked up, you should place him in the bathroom whilst you take a shower so the warm humid air can loosen the mucus. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Carmilla
Ragdoll
9 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

How can i help my cat , yesterday she was ok but this morning she had a runny nose, viscos massive vomiting, and lose of appetite, defcalty in Swallowing refused to eat and become so aggressive, hids in tight spaces ..she's a indoor cat never been out

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different possible causes for the symptoms you are describing which may include infections (coronavirus), food allergies, foreign bodies among other issues; I would highly recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination but in the meantime ensure that Carmilla is hydrated and try to keep her in a humid environment to help loosen any mucus from the nose. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shadow
Unknown
Approx. 1 and a half years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Lethargy
Running Nose
less vocal

Yesterday, Shadow was less vocal and was drooling a fair amount. This morning she seemed fine and was not drooling. Today when I got home from work, Shadow is again less vocal and has a slow runny nose. She has still been eating and drinking, and still follows me and purrs, overall acting mostly normal. She is slightly more lethargic, but not by a lot. Both the drool yesterday and the nasal discharge today have been clear and odorless.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
Drooling and nasal discharge may be caused by a few different issues which may include infection, dental issues, allergies, chemical irritants among other issues; keep an eye on Shadow and make sure that there is nothing which could be affecting her which she could have licked like a plant or cleaning product. If the problem continues, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
Calico
6
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

mucus

My cat has a light green discharge coming from her nose. She can barely breathe through her nose. She also has mucus coming from the side of her mouth constantly. When she tries to eat she leaves mucus in her food bowl. It's draining from her mouth more than anything. I gave her a allergy tablet and an Allegra four hours later. What else can I do to help her? I don't have any money to take her to the vet at moment so that's unfortunately not an option. Please help. I love her so much!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A greenish discharge would suggest an infection, nasal mites, foreign objects, polyps etc…; I understand that money can be tight but if there is an infection there is nothing effectively at home you can give to treat. If money is tight, search for charity clinics in your area which may be able to assist you in return for a donation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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peanut, tsunade, Itachi, and mahedabelle
Taby
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing
Running Nose
Watery eyes

I have 4 cats I have recently taken in. One was a mother of two and then another a few weeks later. The mother just came down with a cold or something but has passed it to the others. Her babies are sneezing and watery eyes like the mother did, however the other cat has mucus dripping from her nose and watery eyes. She seems to be having a harder time with it. Now the mother cat seems better. What could this be

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like an upper respiratory tract infection, if the cause is viral treatment would be supportive but may require antibiotics if there is a secondary infection; without examining them I cannot say for sure what the underlying cause is but your should visit your Veterinarian or a charity clinic just to get them checked out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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luna and patches
American Shorthair
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Hi, both of my cats keep sneezing as if they are allergic to something and it seems like they have a runny nose sometimes. At times they are fine, they are eating and drinking water just fine, they aren't showing any signs of lethargy. I gave them L-lysine chews to maybe boost their immune system if they are indeed sick, but this has been the second day with sneezing. What could be happening?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Luna and Patches today. Cats will commonly and intermittently show signs of viral upper respiratory disease if they are undergoing a mild stress in their lives. If they are on the L-lysine chews, I suspect that they have had this problem in the past, although I do not know that. Typically, if they are bright and happy and eating and drinking, the signs can resolve in a few days to a week. If you don't notice that they are getting gradually better, or if they stop eating or drinking normally, or if they become lethargic or start squinting, they should be seen by their veterinarian.

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Vincent
mixed
7 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Weight Loss
Runny eyes
Irritable

My cat is 7 years old and an indoor cat. He has come down with a runny nose and slightly runny eyes and has lost a lot of weight thats harder to notice because hes very thick furred. He's also become very irritable towards our 20 week old kitten (who to be fair, is very energetic). When we first got the kitten at 7 weeks, he was friendly and played with him, but now hes very reserved and more quiet than usual. He seems to have gone off his food too unless we give him kitten food (which he eats a little more of then his adult food or even the fresher food with chicken in it that he use to love). He has been drinking more than usual I believe and sometimes just preferences his dry food to wet food.
He did have kidney stones when he was a year old, but that was fixed with surgery. He is also fixed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different possible causes for the symptoms which are presenting including upper respiratory tract infection (calicivirus among others), hormonal condition (thyroid, diabetes), liver disease, kidney disease among other causes. You should have Vincent checked by your Veterinarian given his age to be on the safe side, I cannot really recommend anything other than encourage eating and ensure that he stays hydrated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I would run to the vet. Our kitty was similar and it turned out to be pancreatitis this is very serious and so far kitty is getting better but it is not a simple thing to cure

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Honey
American Shorthair
7 Months
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Watery eyes
Running Nose
Sneezing

I just rescued a stray cat (her age is possibly between 7-8 months) about 2 days ago (12/23/17) & now (12/25/17) she has a runny nose, she’s sneezing, and her eyes are watery. I’m worried that it may be something deeper than just a “cat cold” since she’s a stray. She’s eating and drinking normally and she’s using the litter box regularly. I’m just worried is all. Any advice?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm glad that you were able to take Honey in and give her a home. It would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, as I cannot examine or diagnose her. Upper respiratory diseases are quite common in outdoor cats, but they can be complicated by infectious diseases like Feline Leukemia that can impair their immune systems. When you have her examined, they can also test for Feline Leukemia and FIV, vaccinate her and deworm her. She could turn out to be a very healthy cat!

Thank you so much! I'll make sure to get her to a vet as soon as I get enough money.

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Stripe
mixed
5 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sneezing

Hello this is my first time on this site and my cat Stripe has been sneezing and has a runny nose. I've been watching her, looking for signs of difficulty breathing but none. I also have been clearing out her nose once in while to clear that nasty snot out. She seems fine, no loss of weight, no change in eating, or litter trips!The discharge is usually clear but sometimes it's a greenish color. Is she okay?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Upper respiratory infections are common in young cats, and often resolve within a few days. They can also linger and cause bacterial infections that need antibiotic therapy to get better. Without examining her, I can't diagnose her condition, but if the discharge isn't better within the next 2-3 days, or she does develop breathing problems, or stops eating or seems lethargic, she should be seen by her veterinarian to be examined. I hope that she does well.

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Wesley
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose

My cat’s nose is constantly dripping. It’s very clear. It almost looks like water is continuously running out of his nose. He’s acting like himself and still eating and drinking. His eyes are fine. But his nose looks like a faucet.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Wesley, I can't determine what might be going on with him. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can assess his nasal passages and determine why he might be having that problem. They'll be able to determine the best course of treatment for him.

(Wesley's owner) My 3 cats have the same symptoms.Nose dripping clear for 2 months.Eating & drinking normal. They act like they're cold, laying next to the heat vent in my room.They had blood work but everything came out OK.Vet thinks it's allergies.They're not coughing or sneezing It's winter here in Chicago.Nothing has changed in my house. I live alone,I don't burn candles or use any cleaning products besides white vinegar. This is very upsetting & confusing.

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Tigger
tabby
6 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen glands
Dirty ear

My cat tigger has a runny nose and has had it for over a week, his ears are also very dirty and he threw up mucus this morning he also has swollen glands.Should I get him to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I think it would be a good idea for him to see your veterinarian, yes. He sounds like he may need help with whatever he is having happen - your veterinarian will be able to assess his health, look at his ears, determine the cause for the swollen glands and runny nose, and decide the best treatment so that he feels better. I hope that he recovers well.

Thank you for the help I will get him in ASAP!

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batman
Domestic long hair
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

we have a rescue cat that we brought home today he is about 1.5 years old we have four other cats in our care. we are concerned about home because he has a runny nose (clear liquid) we haven't checked his gums or teeth. since we only got him today we are not sure yet what his appetite is like or his bathroom habits are like

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would be very wise to keep Batman separate from your other cats, partly because you don't know if he is healthy, and partly because they will need to get used to each other. If you have a separate room where you can keep him and monitor his eating and drinking and litter box use for 10-14 days, that would be best.

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Sylvester
BSH
14 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Shedding
Excessive grooming
Fur Loss

My cat Sylvester has runny nose and watery eyes, he has lost weight and his fur is falling out. His friend died of old age 3 months ago and we thought he might be pinning but we are now concerned

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Sylvester would benefit from an examination by your veterinarian to find out why his hair seems to be falling out - he may have a skin disease or a systemic disease that can be treated. I hope that he does well.

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Dale
American Curl
18 Months
Serious condition
3 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Runny nose, stuffy nose, eye discha

Dale has had a chronic runny nose, stuffy nose and eye discharge for almost his entire life. I have no money for the vet but I have amoxocillin and Cipro on hand. Should I give him one-of these? What would the cat dosage be? Are there any OTC medicines that would give him some relief?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It would be irresponsible to recommend giving antibiotics to a cat without examining it first, we have too many problems with antibiotic resistance. A runny nose may be caused by a variety of different causes which may include infections, allergies, foreign objects, dental disorders, chemical irritation, parasites among other problems. I would first look at giving something like Benadryl at a dose of 0.5mg/lb twice per day to see if there was any improvement, especially if the discharge was clear; also keeping the environment around a cat humid can help loosen nasal discharge (or have them in the bathroom whilst taking a shower). If the discharge is discoloured, you should visit your Veterinarian regardless of cost for effective treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/Pet-Health-Topics/categories/common-problems/nasal-discharge-sneezing http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/clinical-approach-nasal-discharge-proceedings

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Cinderfella
American Shorthair
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

sneezing hard time breathing

My cat has a constant stuffy nose. He sneezes and the discharge can be clear sometimes to yellowish green with bloody tinge. He also is constantly rubbing is jaws on the corners of everything he can reach. He does this to both sides of his jaw.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Cats can suffer from dental disease, allergies, and upper respiratory infections. He sounds like he could use a veterinary visit to see what is going on with him and get some relief from the sneezing. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and give him medications to help. I hope that all goes well with him!

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cockroach
Siamese mix
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing
Sneezing

roachie has had these issues ever since i adopted her 4 months ago, and even before that. she sometimes makes these coughing noises that sound like shes trying to cough up a hairball, but nothing comes out. she also sneezes very often and the discharge is anywhere from yellowish green to red with blood (when its cold). approximately how much would a vet visit for her cost?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a variety of causes for the symptoms you are describing which may include infections, allergies, foreign objects, dental disorders among other causes. A thorough examination is required by a Veterinarian; initial consultation would be between $50 to $90 depending on your location and Veterinarian plus any tests which the Veterinarian may ask for x-rays etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Milo
Persian
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Discharge

Medication Used

arinac

My cat is 4 months old.His name is milo. His eyes discharges a lot and it turns in to dark brown with in few hours. also he sometimes sneezes with runny nose.
He sleep proper and not lazy kind of cat all he got problem is eye discharge.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Eye discharge may be caused by a variety of causes including infection, allergies, foreign objects, eye anomalies among other causes. It sounds like it may be be allergies or infection due to the sneezing and nasal discharge but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the specific cause so that treatment may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jaffa
Dont know
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Heavily breathing through nose,
Heavily breathing through nose

Hi. My managers cat has a very whistley nose. I've also just seen her nose running.She also has a bad eye, cloudy and her inner eyelid looks irritated. We live 2 hours away from.the nearest vet. Is there anything I can do to help her?
Thank you.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout examining Jaffa, I can't diagnose what might be going on with her nasal passages, or with her eye. She may have a viral infection, allergies, a bacterial infection, or cancer. She should be seen by a veterinarian so that she can be examined and given medications to help her. I hope that she is okay.

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Olive
Siberian
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose and heavily breath

My cat had a runny nose when I came back from school. She has been breathing heavily for a couple of days. She also sneezes a lot and when she sneezes sometimes snot come out. Should I be worried about anything or should leave her alone. Should I change her food?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Olive has heavy breathing you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination since there may be an infection which could require a course of antibiotics; if there was just a clear discharge from the nose it may be attributable to allergies but if her breathing is affected you should visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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White Toes
short hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

Last year we gained custody of our granddaughter due to family problems this kitten has been a great support for her. It is an acttive loving young cat that was a stray kitten about 9 months ago, we had her spayed and she has moved into the house. she has had slight runny eyes & nose with sneezing ever since we first saw her. Just recently she has thrown up her wet food a couple times possibly because she gobbles it quickly. Is this something to be concerned about she has been this way since we found her and has not gotten better or worse.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Cats are commonly affected by viral and bacterial diseases that might improve with treatment so that she doesn't always have to live that way. A visit to your veterinarian will allow them to examine her, determine what might be going on, and recommend any testing or medications that might help. I hope that all goes well for White Toes.

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Storm
tabby
Around 3 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Discharge
Runny eyes
Runny Nose

I've had a tabby cat for around 3 years now. She has constantly had a runny nose, dripping eyes, and even brown discharge coming from her eyes. She's had it for years and it never really goes away, but there are days where it worsens. It doesn't seem to bother her or anything so we assume she just has allergies. If we see it looking bad we usually just wipe her eyes with a tissue and that's it. She has been to the vet for other things such as vaccines, checkups and desexing and the vets haven't seen anything out of the ordinary. We haven't brought it up with them because it's so natural now that it just slips our mind to mention it. Should we be worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the symptoms you are describing are due to allergies, you could try giving cetirizine at a dose of 5mg per day to see if there is any improvement in the severity of symptoms; also it is important to consider chemical irritants and other possible sources of irritation. I would keep an eye on it, but if it slips your mind it may be worth making a specific trip just for that when the symptoms are at their peak. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Whiskey
domestic medium hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

dicharge and blood fom one nostril

Whiskey is a very playful one year old kitten. A little while back (maybe a month) I have noticed nasal discharge and occasionally blood only on one side of his nose. It's not everyday, but I have been cleaning his nose with a little swab with saline to loosen the dried goop. He is otherwise very happy, playfully, good eater and little box-er. I asked my vet about it and she thought it would go away in a day or two. And it did after about a week or ten days. Now about 2 weeks later, his has the discharge again, and still only ever on one side. Do you have any suggestions?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes from allergens, foreign objects, blood clots or dental issues; I cannot really say without examining him, you should keep an eye on him and continue to remove any dried discharge but if the issue continues it needs further investigation from your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Teddy
Ginger Tom
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sleepiness
Lethargic

My 9 year old cat is usually really playful and has a massive character, but lately he seems lethergic and has been peeing inside the house which he’s never done before, even when he was a kitten. We’ve recently had snow so I think it may be because of the cold weather he doesn’t want to go outside but he’s also been sleeping a lot more than usual and has a runny nose. He hasn’t showed any other signs of a cat cold but he just doesn’t seem himself. We’re wondering whether it’s just because of the cold weather and it’ll pass in a few days or whether we must get him checked at the vets.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Teddy has picked up a little infection or there is some irritation of the upper respiratory tract, if the discharge is clear keep an eye on it; if the discharge is any other colour you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Try to keep Teddy in a warm environment and ensure that he is fed and hydrated, any concerns visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pickles
short hair
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose

Hello my kitten pickles is estimated to be 6 to 8 weeks old we found him alone wandering the yard he had been there for a few days. His nose is runny, he is sneezing, his eyes are watery, he has been sleeping all day and looks sick when woken up, there is discharge coming from the eyes and you can feel his spine he has been engourging himself with food.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Pickles may be affected by a viral disease, and/or parasites, or an infectious disease. It would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him, check a stool sample for parasites, and give him any treatment that he may need so that he feels better.

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Junor
Simese
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

My cat is pritty old now and hes a Siamese.When i pet him he likes to lay on my stomic but his nose drips and i feel bad cuz i gotta tell him to get of of me. Is it serious he dosent seem to notice but its still gross its like water because its clear

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A clear runny nose may be due to allergies, foreign objects, other irritation among other causes; you can try to give cetirizine at 5mg per day to see if there is any improvement, if that doesn’t work you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause of the runny nose. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Virgo $ Spica
Persian
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Dr Michele, I have two cats Virgo and spica both 7 years old. Last week Virgo started sneezing a lot but he was still eating and drinking moving but stopped playing or purring. I took him to the vet as I was panicking that it might be Parvo virus. We did the test and it was negative and gave him his vacanation shot however the doctor said these test are not releable and need to watch him for 2 weeks. She also commented that he might be sneezing from the AC. Today early morning my other cat Spica started sneezing as well. She is eating but I am really panicking. Vets are close here for 3 days public holiday and where I live they don't really care about animals and these vets are only for money making. I would appreciate your advice on what to do and what test I need to Focus on. I lost my cat Coco few days before. She was 6 months old and after to different vets and spending all my to figure out why she was vomiting and had diaghrea. Just 6 days before she does she was diagnosed with Megaesophegus but unfortunately while she was hospitalized she got parvo virus and was gone within few days. Please help me. I don't want to loose my other 2 cats. Regards, Layal

Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/runny-nose

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sneezing is a symptom which is common with many different diseases and conditions which may include some infectious diseases but also may include allergies, chemical irritations, foreign objects among other causes. You should monitor both of your cats during this public holiday weekend and see if any other symptoms present, since without having more information or other symptoms it is very difficult to say what the specific cause may be. You should ensure that both cats remain hydrated and are eating normally for the time being. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Misty
Cat
15 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Wheezing

My 15 year old cat has had a runny nose and is wheezing. Neither are severe but have been occurring for a few months now. She eats and drinks fine and doesn't act like she is in any discomfort.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Misty is an older cat, and as cats age, they can be affected by allergies, infections, poylps or growths, or tumors. Since this has been going on for a while, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to assess her general health, examine her, and try to get an idea as to what might be going on so that you can treat it and keep her healthy. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Mandy Moo
Shorthair tabby
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

She has been sneezing and stuffed up for about three days now. There is some discharge but it seems to be just clear but when I wiped her nose earlier it was a little pink but I think that is just from the irritation there is some labored breathing. She is still eating and drinking. My concern is her age and the fact that she has lost a lot of weight lately. She has hyperthyroidism and I haven’t been able to afford to take her to the vet lately. Should I be concerned about the sneezing?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sneezing and a blocked nose can be just a upper respiratory tract infection/rhinitis; however it may be an indicator of other issues like tumours, allergies or foreign object blockage. Given her age and her thyroid issues I would strongly suggest taking her in for a once over examination to make sure she is otherwise aright and her other systems are functioning well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi my main coon has been sneezing and got green gunk out of his nose we have moved to Wales from England and he’s the only one that got this we have changed cat litter thinking it’s that the place we have moved to the pulution isent good so we think it’s that

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Piccola
American Shorthair
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Smell

My cat is 15 years old and I have noticed that she has a runny nose and suddenly she sneezes. I have given her milk and she doesn't sneeze much, but she still has runny nose and smells. She eats and drinks water normally.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Piccola may have a viral or bacterial infection, an allergy, or a growth that is causing this problem. It would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they can assess her, determine what might be going on, and recommend the nest course of treatment for her.

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Midnight
Cat
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Eyes watering
Sneezing

What can I do to help my cat? All of a sudden my cat got sick, then it went from one cat to another, they are all fixed and inside cats. What can it be or what's causing it? About a week or so ago I noticed that one of my cats was sneezing quit a bit then I noticed another one of my cars was doing the same thing but drooling real bad now all 12 of my cats are sneezing, cold in their eyes, drooling they are all inside cats Do u maybe know what's going on please help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Viral diseases are quite common in cats, especially if they are not up to date on their vaccines. Your cats may require treatment, or the virus may run its course over a few weeks. If any of the cats are not eating or having problems eating or breathing, they need to be seen by a veterinarian to determine if that is what is going on, and how to treat them.

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Crystal
Mix
18 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My cat has been sneezing for the last week. She has clear discharge from her nose but eyes are fine. My dog caught a cough from the vet (spent the night because of anaphylactic shock from the drug Cerinia). A week after the dog was coughing, Crystal started sneezing. The dog recovered quickly with just warm honey water and Echinacea. Is it likely to be the same virus/bacteria as the dog and do you think Crystal would benefit from the same natural remedies? Are honey and Echinacea safe for cats to ingest?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many viruses which affect animals but many times what affects a dog will not affect a cat and vice versa, however some bacterial infections may affect both species. Both honey and echinacea are safe for use in cats and there are many over the counter natural pet products available for pets at pet shops. If Crystal doesn’t improve, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Richard Parker
Unsure
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
not drinking w

we have just gotten a new cat and this is our 3rd day with him. he is very very overweight and in his last home was a heavy eater but has not eaten any food (i’ve tried wet & dry foods of different brand, different treats, cheese) or drunken any water since he’s been here. should i very concerned and what can i do to help him eat?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Moving to a new home with a new family may be stressful for a cat and this may lead to a loss of appetite; however there may be other causes for a loss of appetite but I cannot tell without a physical examination. You should try to encourage eating by hand feeding, heating up wet food slightly in the microwave for mixing smooth wet food with water and syringing into the mouth slowly directly. If there is no improvement in appetite, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pippa
Russian Blue
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny nose, watery eye, sneezing

My cat is 4 years old and has had an intermittent sneezing problem since we got her from the shelter. Lately it has been getting worse. When she sneezes sometimes there is a very thick yellowish discharge from her left nostril accompanied by a clear discharge from her left eye. According to the shelter this can occur when a cat has spent too much time in the shelter it can develop a feline version of kennel cough.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many viral diseases that cats can be affected by, and they often tend to resolve on their own. If Pippa is having a yellow discharge, that indicates that there is a bacterial component to the disease, and her nasal passages by be infected. It would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian to determine if she needs antibiotics to help clear this up for her and make her feel better.

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Duke
Cat
10 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

runny nose, sneezing

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

I rescued two cats and one has a pretty bad runny nose he has been on antibiotics for about 5 days since I've had him but I wasn't sure if he needs to just continue to be on that and let me watch him for a little bit or if you needs to be seen

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Duke is eating and drinking normally and generally acting like a normal cat, you may be okay to continue with his antibiotics, and monitor him. If he is not eating, seems lethargic, or is rubbing or pawing at his nose or eyes, then he should be seen by your veterinarian to see if he needs any further treatment. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Baby Boy
Bombay
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sneezing

My cat Babyboy has had a runny nose for a year. My vet has had him on meds. hes takes them when that are through two day later it comes back, back to the vet again, again and again his nose is a yellowish color and smells. I dont know what to do. can I have him over the counter meds.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the nasal discharge is yellow and smelly it may be indicative of an infection, if previous antibiotics (I don’t know what was prescribed before) were not effective for the long term you should consider having a culture and sensitivity test done to identify the pathogen and determine the antibiotic it is most susceptible to. Other causes like allergies would normally result in a clear discharge and would respond to 5mg of cetirizine per day. However, I recommend you try culture and sensitivity testing as a next step. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nae Nae
short hair
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sneezing

Hi. My cat has been sneezing a little bit the past few days. Now she has a runny nose to the point where it dries up and gets stuck in her nose. I literally have to pull it out because it is dried up. She doesn't have to sneeze and has snot running out of one nostril. Any advice would be appreciated. I made her a vet appt but I am still worried. Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sneezing and a runny nose are general symptoms and may be attributable to infections, allergies, foreign objects, chemical irritation, polyps among other causes. Keep Nae Nae calm and hydrated for the time being and visit your Veterinarian for an examination; without examining her myself I cannot say what the cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rue (Rudolph)
Shorthair tabby
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance
Loss of weight
Weakness
Runny Nose
Loss of Appetite

Hello, my cat has been having a VERY runny nose, so much that its leaving a trail of mostly clear watery snot from his nose. I've noticed there's a bit of blood from his runny nose too.
He barely eats and he's very thin he even seems to wobble a bit! Oddly enough he has became more affectionate and needy for attention but i'm terribly worried for my dear Rue.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Rue needs to see a veterinarian to find out why his nose is running so much, and to try and determine the cause of his weight loss and weakness. Without examining him, I can't comment on what might be going on with him, but a veterinarian will be able to look at him and give you an idea as to what might be happening. I hope that he is okay.

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Rambo
Long haired
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Runny eyes
Excessive Shedding
Fleas

I have a 14 year old cat who is currently suffering from runny nose and eyes. I occasionally catch him having a sneezing fit as well. About 3 weeks ago we found fleas on him and treated it with advantix for cats at about the same time he blew his coat, practically bald on his tummy, he also stopped eating his dry food and that's when the sneezing started. We put him on a wet food and he is eating well again, the fleas also seem to be gone. I think the runny nose is an allergic reaction, but how do I get it to stop? Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Advantix is not intended for use in cats, if you gave K9 Advantix to Rambo this is toxic to cats due to dogs and cats having different physiologies; if this is the case you should visit your Veterinarian immediately. If you gave an appropriate flea & tick medication for cats, there may be a reaction to this medication, an allergy or an infection; again it would be best to check in with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mia
Sokoke
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat is pregnant , and she just recently started having a runny nose .her diet is healthy and she is playful and she likes massages ,she doesn’t look sick at all ,she just started having a runny nose and I was wondering if I should take her to a vet ?and is her having a runny nose going to affect her kittens?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A runny nose may be caused by a few different conditions which may include infections, allergies, chemical irritants among other causes; without examining Mia I cannot say what the specific cause is, keep an eye on her and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement after a day or so to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Domestic shorthair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

Should I take my cat to the vet? She has a runny nose and has never had one before. The discharge is clear and watery. She is not exhibiting weight loss, sneezing, fatigue, or loss of appetite. She is acting completely normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for a runny nose which may including infections, allergies, chemical irritation, foreign objects, polyps among other causes; you could try to give Luna 5mg per day of cetirizine to see if there is any improvement in case it is an allergy. However, a visit to your Veterinarian would be useful to rule out other causes and to ensure that she is receiving the correct treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Grizi
American Shorthair
2 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

My cat has a runny nose. He sneezes a lot, all the time. He has been sneezing and having a runny nose for a year now. At first I thought it was because of the winter and low temperature, but it's summer now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Gritzi has an allergy to something in the environment which may be almost anything; you should try to think if anything new came into the home when the sneezing and runny nose started. You could try to give Grizti 5mg per day (not per lb or per kg) of cetirizine to see if this helps with the symptoms or not; if there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gucci
British Shorthair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing and runny nose

My cat whenever he blows out his nose some mucus comes out and he has been sneezing a lot. I started noticing this after we have taken in 2 other dogs to watch while their owners are away. He could be allergic to those dogs? We have a dog of our own but he is a hypoallergenic dog.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Gucci is allergic to dogs, especially if the symptoms presented once the dogs were introduced into the home. Ideally, removing the dogs from the environment and thoroughly cleaning the house would be the best course of action; but if the dogs are going to be with you for a while you could try giving Gucci 5mg of cetirizine each day to see if this improves the runny nose or sneezing. Other possible causes may be infection, foreign objects, tumours, chemical irritation among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Glo
Persian
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Watery eyes

Hi my cat has a runny nose since 2 days now, she’s eating normally but im afraid because shes sitting alone and she doesnt usually do that
Her litter also changed in color and has odor now
What can i do to help
And should i be worried?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you have noticed that Glo's urine has more of an odor to it and she seems more distant, it would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian. They'll be able to examine her, determine if she is having a problem, and check her urine for any abnormalities. If she has any problems, they'll be able to recommend treatment that she needs. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Spaz
dsh
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

She doesn't seem sick but she has alot of fluid coming from her nose. She shows no signs of any other symptoms except for the unusual runny nose. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Spaz may have allergies, or a local irritant that will resolve on its own. Without seeing her, I can't determine if she is okay, but if she is otherwise acting normal, you may be okay to monitor her for improvement. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Luna
Siamese
10 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Sneeze

Hi. We just adopted a 10 month old kitty from animal control 4 days ago. She was spayed the morning before we picked her up. Naturally, she’s keeping to herself and hasn’t yet spent any time with us. She’s very scared. Anyway, this morning, day 4, I can hear her sneezing off and on and when i checked on her she had a runny nose as well. Could this be tied to the surgery of something desperate? Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the sneezing is caused by a new environment, sometimes a change of environment may cause irritation to the nasal cavity or new (mild) infections leading a cat to sneezing or have a clear discharge. Monitor Luna for a few days to see if there is any improvement, but if it continues visit a Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ty
Manx
13 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose
Sneezing

I took my cat to the vet 2 weeks ago with a runny nose (prior to that it had been off and on a few days). We thought it was just allergies. The vet said his lungs sounded clear and I was sent on my way. His nose has continued to be runny with occasionally sneezing due to that. He doesn’t sound congested from what I can tell and appetite is normal. He is an older adult male Manx cat that I adopted many years ago and has diabetes (treated with insulin). Should I take him back to the vet? Trying to avoid $60 visit if they tell me the same thing.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Diabetic cats are more prone to infections, and cats in general are prone to viral diseases. If he was examined 2 weeks ago and given a clean bill of health, it would be worth a phone call to your veterinarian to let them know that his signs are not resolving, and see if he may need antibiotic therapy or another medication to help get him over this. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Rambo
MaineCoon
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Discharge
Sneezing

Medication Used

none

My cat is nearly 9 years old and we moved from England to Wales last year and he’s only one out of 11 pedigree cats that got this problem for 4 months he’s been sneezing and got green gunk out of his nose could it be the pollution?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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A move can be a very stressful event for a cat, and they can have flare up of viral diseases. If the discharge from his nose is green, he may have an infection, and should be seen by a veterinarian to see if he needs treatment.

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Hemingway and Callie
Exotic
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing, runny nose

I have 4 cats. 2 of them seem to be sick. 1 is sneezing and has clear runny nose. The other one is sneezing and has a runny eye is that appears sunken. The other two are fine. This happened last week after I had some house remodeling done. Do you think it is allergies??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats are commonly affected by viral diseases that can cause problems when there is stress, which having remodeling may have done. If they are eating and drinking well, and bright and happy otherwise, you should be fine to monitor them, and sometimes the virus will resolve on its' own. If they are not eating or drinking, or seem lethargic, they should be seen by a veterinarian.

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Vegas
Bombay Cat
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny eyes & nose

Hi My tom cat ìs strong & healthy. He is also eating well. But lately he has runny nose & eye. Most of the discharge from nose is clear sometimes greenish. And eye discharge is reddish. He usually always has red discharge from his one eye. Can I treat it with human baby amoxicillin? If so what should be the dosage for a 5-6 kg adult tom cat? Thank you! :)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I can't recommend any medication without examining Vegas, unfortunately, and Amoxicillin may not be the right treatment for his problem. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, let them know that you have Amoxicillin if it is appropriate, and they can help you figure out if that will help or if he needs other treatment.

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Gingenie
Mixed breed
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Blocked nose
Sneezing

My cat came was returned from the vet after being neutered but since he got back, his had a runny nose and his been sneezing. It's clear runny discharge and he looks it's just a blocked nose. Should I wait for it to resolve on its own??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Some cats are affected by stress and can have viral infections that occur. Surgery is a stress to the body on its' own, as is being in the hospital. If Gingenie is eating and drinking well and seems otherwise okay, you may be able to watch him for a few days, and the problem may resolve. If it is getting worse, or he is not feeling well or stops eating, then he should be seen by your veterinarian.

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6 of them
Cat
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

We have a farm with about 6 cat. The have been sneezing for the past 3 year the all got runny snotty noses any suggestions on what to do thats a cheap home remedy because they're Farm cats we don't want to take them to the vet really

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without knowing what the specific cause is, it is not possible to say what you may give them; infections, allergies, chemical irritation among other causes may lead to runny noses. Also, not everything can be treated with home remedies; I wish I could give you a simple solution but without examining them I couldn’t recommend anything. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Smalls
stray
3 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mucus, sneezing, blood
mucus
Sneezing

Hello! My kitten Smalls has a stuffy nose, mucus in one eye, is sneezing out mucus, and is pretty skinny. She was found outside with fly eggs on her hind end, and is feeding from a bottlr. She likes to play and eats well, shes pooped once on the last 2 days and there was blood in it, but i dont know if its to the severity where i should take her in.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think that Smalls should be seen by a veterinarian in the near future. Kittens are prone to parasites and viral diseases, and given her rough start, she may need a little help in getting over these things so that she can thrive. I hope that she does well.

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Missy
Shorthair
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Eye Discharge
Sneezing

6 week old female kitten has runny nose, eye discharge and sneezing. She is eating and using the litter box regularly. I have an older cat and I’m afraid it might be contagious.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats are commonly affected by viral diseases, and as long as they are eating and drinking, and bright and happy, the virus may pass. If Missy is depressed, not eating, or is sneezing yellow discharge or squinting or rubbing at her eyes, she should be seen by a veterinarian. Your older cat has probably already been exposed to this virus, and may or may not show signs - if she is affected in the ways I have mentioned, it would be best to have her seen as well.

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jasper
Cat
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose

my cat has a running nose and is green in colour and has spots of blood in it to. l have seen a vet and they gave him antibiotics and its been 2 weeks now and has'nt cleared up.what is the next step and what cost do you think it will be thankyou

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the first course of treatment was unsuccessful, you should return to your Veterinarian as they may prescribe a different antibiotic and they may take a sample for culture and sensitivity testing so that the bacteria can be identified and the most appropriate antibiotic can be determined. Cost is a difficult one to say since I don’t know which country or state you’re living in as price varies widely. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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cliff
Cat
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

Hi. First I want to say thank you for your advice. I think this is such an incredible service. My cat has had a runny nose for around 5 weeks now. It varies on how bad it is. At a few point,theres been a yellow discharge coming from his nose as well. He also gets drippy around the eyes some of the time but his mood is the same as always and so is his appetite. I have made appts. to take him to the vet but he HATES the vet and he always seems to get a bit better so I cancel them. I'm curious what you think I should do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Typically a yellow nasal discharge is associated with an infection, an upper respiratory tract infection would explain this and the drippy eyes; you should still visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side and to get some treatment whether he is looking better or not as this certainly is a chronic issue. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rupert
Bombay
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dirty ears
Eye leakage
Clear snot

I adopted a 3 month old kitten last week and he looked fine for a day or two and then he started having some greenish eye leakage, which went away, and I noticed his ears are dirty. I also noticed some clear leakage from his nose. He eats and drinks just fine and goes to the bathroom like normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are very prone to viral diseases and parasites, and Rupert might need to have an examination with a veterinarian to see whether he is healthy or needs treatment for his eyes, ears, and nose.

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Chloe
mixed
16 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

2 antbio

My cat Chloe 16 yrs old , has a runny nose, both eyes watering and won’t eat but does drink water.... been on two antibiotics.. veraflox and clamamox...improves for 3 weeks then started again...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is improvement when treated with antibiotics, it may be that the infection is suppressed but not ‘cured’ by treatment and the infection comes back; in these cases when antibiotics have been given twice, it may be good to have a culture and sensitivity test done to determine whether there is a bacterial infection, identify the specific infection and determine the most suitable antibiotic for treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gunther
American Short Hair
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose

There is a stray cat I am taking care of for a friend while she is on vacation, who usually cares for him & sets food outside for him. But he has a really runny nose that’s got green discharge and his meows seem kind of weak, and he has lost weight and has some patches of fur missing. Should I take him into a vet to be checked? I can’t adopt him because I have cats and he doesn’t like other cats, but I just want to help him feel better. He’s so nice. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It does sound like Gunther has an upper respiratory tract infection given the presence of the green nasal discharge; you should visit a Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side and to get a course of treatment for him. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bucket
DOMESTIC
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Runny eyes
Sneezing

My kitten has drainage from eyes and nose the eyes is yellow my husband and I clean his eyes at least 2-3 times daily But just today it seems to be more frequent. I feel that he is teething so I don't know if it's that or allergies.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a yellow discharge, this may be indicating an infection and you should continue wiping away the discharge and use an ointment like Vetericyn as directed; however since Bucket is so young you should think about visiting a Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Domestic long hair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Watering eyes
Running Nose
Sneezing

Medication Used

none

We just recently moved about 15hrs and into a new state. Leo was fine before the move but the day after we got to our new home he develope a runny nose and watering eyes not to mention he got the sneezing. His nose goop is slightly light green.i am keeping his nose clean as much as he will let me. He eats and drinks really well no change in his appetite. He his also still really playfulas if it's nothing.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats can have viral challenges that flare up when they have a stress, and that move may have been stressful for Leo - if he is eating and drinking and playful and doing well otherwise, the infection may clear up on its own. If it is continuing for more than a few days, or his eyes are bothering him, or he is lethargic or not eating, it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian, as he may need treatment.

I meant he is supper playful as if it is nothing.

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Ming
Unknown
10 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic. Runny eye

My cat has a runny nose,one leaky eye, sneezes often, he's also lost his appetite and won't move of the sofa, he's been like this for 2 days now, im getting worried,

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Ming may have an upper respiratory tract infection, however without examining her I cannot say for certain; allergies, foreign objects, tumours among other issues may also cause similar symptoms. This would be something to check with your Veterinarian and they may prescribe something to help with secondary infection or supportive care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tchalla
mixed
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Goopy eyes
Coughing
Sneezing

My cat has a lot of mucus draining from his nose, he’s sneezing a lot and there are “snot bubbles” and has goop in his eyes, I do live in Arizona and it is monsoon season so it might be from all the dust, but I want to make sure he’s going to be okay.
-thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to determine whether the mucus is from allergies, irritants, infections or another cause; you should ideally visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the cause of the mucus and to receive treatment if necessary. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat just gave birth recently and she's having a leaking nose and doesn't seem to care for the kittens now

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Jagger
Long haired domestic
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing, snotty nose

I adopted Jagger in April this year, he was a stray and was told he had severe cat flu. Since then he has always had a snotty nose that comes and goes (mainly stays) with sneezing involved.
After multiple vet trips we always get the same antibiotics that do nothing and symptoms still stay (tried different vets, requested different medications and tried them).
Is this something to be concerned about as far as we can tell and vets can tell it does not effect him in any way and is overall a healthy cat but we are just concerned and over snoot everywhere (we can deal with that though)

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Sabien
Siamese
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Clear discharge

I have noticed intermittent dried up clear discharge from the nose of my 5 month old Siamese kitten. To my knowledge, he was born into a home environment (no breeder or shelter). He will sometimes sneeze, but we attributed that to playing underneath the sofa or on carpets. I’ve also noticed he is scratching inside the ear, not frequently, but it looks like he’s trying to get in deep. Appetite is fine, he is so very playful, curious and energetic. My other cat (5 years old) shows no similar symptoms and is in great health. I worry because last year we adopted a shelter kitten which we had to put down due to contracting FIP (we were told this is common in shelter cats) - he had extreme runny nose and many severe issues we later found out. I truly hope my Siamese does not have anything similar.

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Nox
domestic short hair
13 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

runny nose, sneezing
Runny nose, sneezing, bloody nose
Runny nose,

My 13 week old kitten we just adopted has the flu. Doctors said to keep his nose clear and make sure he's eating and drinking. We've been as gentle as possible around his nose, but recently he sneezed and blood came out with the mucus. We tried not messing with his nose as much and mostly just dabbing around the area to not scratch it, but now it's gotten crusty. Is there anything we should be doing differently or something we can buy for his chapped nose?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For now you should just continue to gently remove any discharge with a warm (not hot) damp cloth and monitor for improvement; applying any ointments or other products will most likely end up getting licked off. Ensure that Nox is kept hydrated and follow any other instructions given by your Veterinarian, if there is no improvement return to your Veterinarian next week for a follow up examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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