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Old February 8th, 2005, 08:29 AM
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No, your feline is not using you. I suspect an upper respiratory infection (viral or bacterial) is the likely culprit. Felines that can not smell are reluctant to eat. Of course, environmental causes can also be found to present the same symptomology. I frequently use a combination of antihistamine, interferon and antibiotics to treat my patients that have a constellation of upper respiratory and eye problems, along with appetite suppression and fever.

If this is an intermittent problem (likely due to some environmental irritant), then oral antihistamine and intranasal sterile saline drops may be all that is required on an as need basis. In rare cases, we find foreign bodies in the nose/sinuses, and even polyps. Dental problems can also manifest this way.

If no improvement or worsening conditions over the next several days, then see your veterinarian.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
703-802-0490
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