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March 16th 07, 09:24 AM
My mom's cat has been to the vet a few times already and will be going
back again this afternoon.

She has been sneezing off and on for the past several months. At
first, it was assumed to be allergies since we were remodeling. Nobody
else was bothered though, just her. It was mostly dry sneezing then,
though her face has been slowing changing color. She is a seal point
siamese, but her cheeks have turned white.

The dusty stage of remodeling is over, and she has a cool air mister
running every day to keep the moisture level higher. She went back to
the vet about a week ago since it seemed worse again. The vet gave her
a shot to see if that would help. I think it was cortizone, but I
didn't write it down. As of yesterday, she was sneezing really wet
and snotty sneezes and her nose is messed up again. The vet had
suggested chlortrimeton, so we managed to get one in her yesterday.
She is very pill resistant, and we had to corner her and wrap her in a
towel. It didn't seem to help at all.

She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
this sound like a respiratory infection?

Also, any suggestions for a high stress cat and medications? Any time
we have to give her medications, she stops sitting on my mom's lap for
months. I offered to do it for her since I don't care if she likes me
or not. But it has gotten to the point where she won't let me get near
her without being in a sheer panic. When we finally caught her
yesterday, she pooped. And we've barely seen her since then.

She does not eat canned food. She will sometimes lick the juice, but
has never been interested in the food. So, we can't grind up the pills
and put it in food.

Are there any prescription foods that would have the medicines or
supplements in them?

Any suggestions what we should be asking at the vet today?

Buddy's Mom
March 16th 07, 10:53 AM
Sinus infection?

On Mar 16, 4:24�am, "
> wrote:
> My mom's cat has been to the vet a few times already and will be going
> back again this afternoon.
>
> She has been sneezing off and on for the past several months. At
> first, it was assumed to be allergies since we were remodeling. Nobody
> else was bothered though, just her. It was mostly dry sneezing then,
> though her face has been slowing changing color. She is a seal point
> siamese, but her cheeks have turned white.
>
> The dusty stage of remodeling is over, and she has a cool air mister
> running every day to keep the moisture level higher. She went back to
> the vet about a week ago since it seemed worse again. The vet gave her
> a shot to see if that would help. I think it was cortizone, but I
> didn't write it down. *As of yesterday, she was sneezing really wet
> and snotty sneezes and her nose is messed up again. The vet had
> suggested chlortrimeton, so we managed to get one in her yesterday.
> She is very pill resistant, and we had to corner her and wrap her in a
> towel. It didn't seem to help at all.
>
> She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> this sound like a respiratory infection?
>
> Also, any suggestions for a high stress cat and medications? *Any time
> we have to give her medications, she stops sitting on my mom's lap for
> months. I offered to do it for her since I don't care if she likes me
> or not. But it has gotten to the point where she won't let me get near
> her without being in a sheer panic. When we finally caught her
> yesterday, she pooped. And we've barely seen her since then.
>
> She does not eat canned food. She will sometimes lick the juice, but
> has never been interested in the food. So, we can't grind up the pills
> and put it in food.
>
> Are there any prescription foods that would have the medicines or
> supplements in them?
>
> Any suggestions what we should be asking at the vet today?

Lynne
March 16th 07, 01:42 PM
on Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:24:10 GMT, "
> wrote:

> She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> this sound like a respiratory infection?

It does sound to me like it could be an upper respiratory infection. Since
she has never been on antibiotics, a course of those might be appropriate.
Make sure to give her the full course, even if her symptoms clear up before
she is done with the medication.

If it does turn out to be a URI and it recurs, post back here again. Post
back anyway, and let us know how she does!

--
Lynne

Rhonda
March 16th 07, 04:33 PM
Try putting the medicine in tuna water from the can (not the oil). Or
have it compounded into a cat-flavor.

Aren't you in the Puget Sound? There's a compounding pharmacist in
Federal Way that does cat flavors (Family Pharmacy.) Chicken gravy was a
hit here, but we also mixed it with more chicken juice from a cat food can.

Rhonda

wrote:
> My mom's cat has been to the vet a few times already and will be going
> back again this afternoon.
>
> She has been sneezing off and on for the past several months. At
> first, it was assumed to be allergies since we were remodeling. Nobody
> else was bothered though, just her. It was mostly dry sneezing then,
> though her face has been slowing changing color. She is a seal point
> siamese, but her cheeks have turned white.
>
> The dusty stage of remodeling is over, and she has a cool air mister
> running every day to keep the moisture level higher. She went back to
> the vet about a week ago since it seemed worse again. The vet gave her
> a shot to see if that would help. I think it was cortizone, but I
> didn't write it down. As of yesterday, she was sneezing really wet
> and snotty sneezes and her nose is messed up again. The vet had
> suggested chlortrimeton, so we managed to get one in her yesterday.
> She is very pill resistant, and we had to corner her and wrap her in a
> towel. It didn't seem to help at all.
>
> She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> this sound like a respiratory infection?
>
> Also, any suggestions for a high stress cat and medications? Any time
> we have to give her medications, she stops sitting on my mom's lap for
> months. I offered to do it for her since I don't care if she likes me
> or not. But it has gotten to the point where she won't let me get near
> her without being in a sheer panic. When we finally caught her
> yesterday, she pooped. And we've barely seen her since then.
>
> She does not eat canned food. She will sometimes lick the juice, but
> has never been interested in the food. So, we can't grind up the pills
> and put it in food.
>
> Are there any prescription foods that would have the medicines or
> supplements in them?
>
> Any suggestions what we should be asking at the vet today?
>

March 16th 07, 10:44 PM
On Mar 16, 4:42 am, Lynne > wrote:
> on Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:24:10 GMT, "
>
> > wrote:
> > She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> > I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> > really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> > been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> > this sound like a respiratory infection?
>
> It does sound to me like it could be an upper respiratory infection. Since
> she has never been on antibiotics, a course of those might be appropriate.
> Make sure to give her the full course, even if her symptoms clear up before
> she is done with the medication.
>
> If it does turn out to be a URI and it recurs, post back here again. Post
> back anyway, and let us know how she does!
>
> --


My mom called before going in, and they decided to give her
antibiotics, so she is there now getting them. But they said she
didn't need to bring the cat. Not sure why. If it had been me, I would
have wanted a shot to get the antibiotices started faster. That's how
they did my cat.

Anyway, first pill should be in the next hour or so.

March 16th 07, 10:48 PM
On Mar 16, 7:33 am, Rhonda > wrote:
> Try putting the medicine in tuna water from the can (not the oil). Or
> have it compounded into a cat-flavor.
>
> Aren't you in the Puget Sound? There's a compounding pharmacist in
> Federal Way that does cat flavors (Family Pharmacy.) Chicken gravy was a
> hit here, but we also mixed it with more chicken juice from a cat food can.
>

Thanks. I will let her know and keep that in file for myself as well.
Back when Kira was sick, I had to give her a medicine that is normally
a people medicine. My vet didn't carry it, so I had to get it at
Walgreens, and it was bubblgum flavor. Kira gagged on it many times.
Had I known I could get it in a meat flavor, I would have paid extra
for that.

Fortunately, she was easier to medicate. She argued, and I got bitten
a few times when scraping paste onto her teeth. But she didn't foam at
the mouth, poop when cornered, disappear from sight for hours on end,
or hold a grudge.

My mom has had this cat for almost 2 years now, and any medication
issue and even nail clippings will produce a grudge. It takes months
to get her back to sleeping on her lap.

silvercelt
March 17th 07, 08:46 AM
Is it just sneezing or any other resp problems, Cats can have asthma.
and allergies, if it is getting worse at this time of year (spring
here) could be allergy

March 17th 07, 09:15 AM
On Mar 16, 11:46 pm, "silvercelt" > wrote:
> Is it just sneezing or any other resp problems, Cats can have asthma.
> and allergies, if it is getting worse at this time of year (spring
> here) could be allergy



It has been off and on over the past year. This is the second time she
has been blowing snot as she sneezes. And her nose is getting red and
raw again.

She did start antibiotics this afternoon, so hopefully, we will see
some improvement soon.

IBen Getiner
March 17th 07, 10:44 AM
On Mar 16, 3:24�am, "
> wrote:
> My mom's cat has been to the vet a few times already and will be going
> back again this afternoon.
>
> She has been sneezing off and on for the past several months. At
> first, it was assumed to be allergies since we were remodeling. Nobody
> else was bothered though, just her. It was mostly dry sneezing then,
> though her face has been slowing changing color. She is a seal point
> siamese, but her cheeks have turned white.
>
> The dusty stage of remodeling is over, and she has a cool air mister
> running every day to keep the moisture level higher. She went back to
> the vet about a week ago since it seemed worse again. The vet gave her
> a shot to see if that would help. I think it was cortizone, but I
> didn't write it down. *As of yesterday, she was sneezing really wet
> and snotty sneezes and her nose is messed up again. The vet had
> suggested chlortrimeton, so we managed to get one in her yesterday.
> She is very pill resistant, and we had to corner her and wrap her in a
> towel. It didn't seem to help at all.
>
> She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> this sound like a respiratory infection?
>
> Also, any suggestions for a high stress cat and medications? *Any time
> we have to give her medications, she stops sitting on my mom's lap for
> months. I offered to do it for her since I don't care if she likes me
> or not. But it has gotten to the point where she won't let me get near
> her without being in a sheer panic. When we finally caught her
> yesterday, she pooped. And we've barely seen her since then.
>
> She does not eat canned food. She will sometimes lick the juice, but
> has never been interested in the food. So, we can't grind up the pills
> and put it in food.
>
> Are there any prescription foods that would have the medicines or
> supplements in them?
>
> Any suggestions what we should be asking at the vet today?

Our male Yorkie started sneezing very hard, while at the same time
smashing his head against the carpet. It was quite puzzling to watch
until I noticed a small pointed tip of a blade of grass appearing out
of one of his nostrils. I pulled it out and it ended up being a eight
inch piece of saw grass! It went down the hatch but because of the
serrations on the grass, it had no where to go but up and out the
nose. Good thing it didn't decide to go down into the lungs. Maybe
your girl ate some grass for a snack? Kitties will chomp on anything,
you know.. Especially things that are small, sharp and shiny..


IBen Getiner

March 18th 07, 09:36 AM
On Mar 17, 1:44 am, "IBen Getiner" > wrote:
> On Mar 16, 3:24?am, "
>
>
>
> > wrote:
> > My mom's cat has been to the vet a few times already and will be going
> > back again this afternoon.
>
> > She has been sneezing off and on for the past several months. At
> > first, it was assumed to be allergies since we were remodeling. Nobody
> > else was bothered though, just her. It was mostly dry sneezing then,
> > though her face has been slowing changing color. She is a seal point
> > siamese, but her cheeks have turned white.
>
> > The dusty stage of remodeling is over, and she has a cool air mister
> > running every day to keep the moisture level higher. She went back to
> > the vet about a week ago since it seemed worse again. The vet gave her
> > a shot to see if that would help. I think it was cortizone, but I
> > didn't write it down. ?As of yesterday, she was sneezing really wet
> > and snotty sneezes and her nose is messed up again. The vet had
> > suggested chlortrimeton, so we managed to get one in her yesterday.
> > She is very pill resistant, and we had to corner her and wrap her in a
> > towel. It didn't seem to help at all.
>
> > She will be going back to the vet today as this is getting worse. But
> > I was wondering if anybody has had anything similar happen. Does this
> > really sound like allergies, or maybe something else? She has never
> > been given any antibiotics. Her eyes aren't running at all, but does
> > this sound like a respiratory infection?
>
> > Also, any suggestions for a high stress cat and medications? ?Any time
> > we have to give her medications, she stops sitting on my mom's lap for
> > months. I offered to do it for her since I don't care if she likes me
> > or not. But it has gotten to the point where she won't let me get near
> > her without being in a sheer panic. When we finally caught her
> > yesterday, she pooped. And we've barely seen her since then.
>
> > She does not eat canned food. She will sometimes lick the juice, but
> > has never been interested in the food. So, we can't grind up the pills
> > and put it in food.
>
> > Are there any prescription foods that would have the medicines or
> > supplements in them?
>
> > Any suggestions what we should be asking at the vet today?
>
> Our male Yorkie started sneezing very hard, while at the same time
> smashing his head against the carpet. It was quite puzzling to watch
> until I noticed a small pointed tip of a blade of grass appearing out
> of one of his nostrils. I pulled it out and it ended up being a eight
> inch piece of saw grass! It went down the hatch but because of the
> serrations on the grass, it had no where to go but up and out the
> nose. Good thing it didn't decide to go down into the lungs. Maybe
> your girl ate some grass for a snack? Kitties will chomp on anything,
> you know.. Especially things that are small, sharp and shiny..
>

Yikes. We did have a problem once when a dog got some food stuck in
her throat and started thrashing around.

With Christy, it has been on and off over the past year. And she is
not improving with the medicine, so she will be going back Monday
morning. Her breathing is quite noisy. I'm wondering if she is has
fluid in her lungs. Nothing was found a week ago, but she didn't get
re-examined on Friday.

She seems healthy otherwise, though I did manage to catch her this
evening for her pill, and she doesn't normally let me get close
enough. I knelt down to lok under the table, and she was sitting on
the chair. She saw me and flinched, but did not move quickly enough.

I really hope they can figure it out on Monday. My mom has only had
her a year and a half, and she was estimated at a year old when she
got her. She is a young cat, and should have a long life ahead of
her.