Why Does My Kitten Have a Runny Nose?

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Neighboring gum tissue reacts with swelling and inflammation. 4) Apply saline nose drops to help thin mucus in the nasal passages and relieve irritation that may cause sneezing. Beech Nut makes a line of baby food that has nothing but meat (beef, chicken, turkey or veal) in it. Your veterinarian can do this or if it will be needed for an extended period of time, you can be shown how to do this so it can be done at home. Sometimes fever is high enough to warrant monitoring. A. suffer from one or more allergies.

I suggest opening a can of tuna *in water* and offering the liquid. I stuffed her in my jacket and rode her home on a motorcycle. Cats that are feverish and/or not eating may need fluids, nutritional support, antihistamines, appetite stimulants, nose drops, nebulization, immunostimulants, and supplements. The first line of defense is vaccination, either by injection or by nasal spray. L-lysine does not cure herpes, as herpes is not curable, but controls the frequency of out breaks and reduces the incidents of secondary infection. At this point the cat can infect other cats it comes into contact with. An animal that has one of these viruses will have a defective immune system and have a very difficult time clearing an infection.

In this case, there is no really effective treatment except that it does help to keep secondary bacterial infections down to use antibiotics when the disease seems worse clinically. Laboratory tests that detect the virus in the cat’s nasal or eye secretions can confirm the diagnosis. In any event, all cats should be tested for the feline leukemia virus and the FIV virus before going to their new home. Upper respiratory infections may make a cat uncomfortable and restless. It’s important that you don’t use these drops more or less often, or for a longer or shorter period of time, than you have been told by your doctor. When your cat gets the FVRCP vaccine, the standard cat vaccine along with Rabies, he is being vaccinated against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calici Panleukopenia. I’m afraid you may have to force feed him with a syringe to get him started.

With FHV-1, even after the initial signs subside, most cats will remain permanently infected with the virus and some go on to develop recurrent eye infections or other signs. (There are two in the initial series.)  The actual vaccines and our reason for using them are discussed below. So, I think the jury may be out on whether the nose drops or other medication (begins with a D, can’t remember at the moment) would work. Tetracycline or Chloramphenicol ointments are best, as they get Chlamydia infections as well. Cats with diabetes, hyperthoidism, and kidney disease should be monitored closely by their vet to be sure they don’t have high blood pressure. Clean nasal and eye discharge from your cat’s face to prevent skin irritation and prevent transmission of the virus. You can put a bit of warm water on a washcloth, wring it out, then hold it on his nose (if he’ll let you) to soften any dried mucus so it comes off.

Conventional treatments were not going to work for her at her age, so after looking around a bit more, I found this website. For example, amoxicillin, clindamycin, trimethoprim sulfa, tetracycline derivatives, and any of the cephalosporin antibiotics could be used without danger of retinal degeneration. If you can get her into a carrier or even humane trap, you can make a steam tent with a nebulizer and a sheet, which is quite good to giving them some relief from congestion. You have to do it this way to prevent a REBOUND effect which means after 3 days of the nose drops the symptoms can get worse instead of better if you do not stop for 3 days. Whereas a bacterial infection will require a trip to the vet for antibiotic treatment, a viral infection like feline herpes will eventually run its course — even though your cat will remain a carrier for life. However, the mucus is still colored. My 13 week old kitten has a lump on her right side where I assume her stomach would be.

In adolescents can be spread by unprotected sex if the partner is infected. Vermont state law requires that all cats be vaccinated against rabies after 12 weeks of age. Then I did no antibiotic nose drops, no saline drops. Nearly all cat colds can be traced to an infection by either calicivirus or herpesvirus. is a saline nose drop for infants. I believe my 2 cats have herpes virus 1, a friend said I should first try giving them Terramycin to clear their eyes up because it can also help the body fight of the virus.