Questions tagged [upper-respiratory-disease]

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How can I help my cat with chronic congestion and sneezing?

We got our cat as a kitten; she's now 12. When we got her, she had a bad upper respiratory virus. She was so congested at one point, we had to hold her upside-down to get the mucus to drain out of ...
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My cat seems to have a harmless “sneeze button”?

I have a female tortie of unknown age - somewhere between 12 and 16. Overall she's a very healthy and content creature, but in the past few years she's developed a very strange mannerism. Whenever ...
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Does L-Lysine supplementation help cats with feline herpes?

My cat has chronic congestion and sneezing (aka feline viral rhinopneumonitis (FVR) or feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1)). During a recent flareup (the congestion worsened so that he stopped eating) ...
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Why does my cat's sneeze contain blood?

One of our cats, from time to time, goes into fits of sneezing (almost machine gun-like) that is worrisome, but there is also sometimes blood in the discharge. She's eating and drinking fine and her ...
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Why does my dog sneeze when he lies on his back for more than a few seconds

Seriously, the dog is incapable of rolling on his back without sneezing. He's typically laying on his back to try and get his tummy rubbed, at which point he will usually sneeze in the face of the ...
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What is the appropriate first aid for a cat nosebleed?

My cat Hunter apparently had a nosebleed tonight. He was sneezing fine droplets of blood, and had long strands of bloody boogers hanging from his nose. The blood was fresh (bright red, not the deeper ...
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Medication for cat with difficulty breathing / congestion

I'm watching a friend's cat and she has trouble breathing, sounding like she's snoring/slurping constantly ("nasal stertor"). Apparently this is "normal" for her. She's always been like this, and ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies

My puppies have been extremely sick for the past week or so and as of yet they are deteriorating. Their symptoms currently are: - Vomiting upon eating anything more than 10ml, so cannot retain food. - ...
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What is the proper method of disinfecting a room exposed to feline URI?

We currently have one cat in our home. We recently fostered a kitten with an upper respiratory infection (URI) for roughly one week. We were aware of the URI and we quarantined the kitten in a room ...
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Is there any way to help a kitten with a URI until I can afford to get him to the vet?

A stray kitten I've been fostering has developed an upper respiratory infection. He has a lot of coughing, occasional sneezing, and runny eyes. We are without power due to the hurricane and I cannot ...
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Probiotics to attenuate FHV-1 flare ups

I'm pretty certain my cat has had fhv-1 most his life, every few months he gets eye and nose boogers. It's generally mild and it will subside. I've had it recommended to me giving probiotics can help ...
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Cat sneezes constantly, and noticeably congested, for 3 months

My calico cat sneezes multiple times a day, releasing mucus. This began about three months ago. She is also audibly congested. Does she have an allergy? A cold that won't go away? Perhaps this seems ...