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Old October 19th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Dirty Nose

I just got an almost seven month old kitten. Every few days he has a dirty nose that I have to clean. Inside his nose at the edge, a brown dirt. It's like dried boogers. Thoughts? Is it normal? He does sneeze once and awhile but nothing extreme.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Is the kitten nose running and how does it eyes looks ? The new pet should be seen by vet just to made sure it has no health issues.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Is the kitten nose running and how does it eyes looks ? The new pet should be seen by vet just to made sure it has no health issues.
No runny nose or eyes. Just the dirty nose every few days.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I still feel any new pet should be seen by vet , it could need shots or have it shots up dated , and a stool example should tested for worms.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Could be a mild upper respiratory infection (URI), which appears during times of stress (a new home would be a stressful situation). The majority of cats carry one of more of the viruses that cause URI symptoms (herpes and calici virus being the most common). Maintaining a strong immune system by feeding the best diet you can (ie: NOT kibble) is one way to help. When symptoms do appear, you can add 500mg of L-lysine to the food once or twice a day. If nasal congestion increases, try some steam therapy several times a day: run a hot shower for 10 mins while you and your cat hang out in the bathroom. Antibiotics are usually useless in treating URIs unless there is a secondary infection, sometimes indicated by green goopy discharge from the nose or eyes.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Could be a mild upper respiratory infection (URI), which appears during times of stress (a new home would be a stressful situation). The majority of cats carry one of more of the viruses that cause URI symptoms (herpes and calici virus being the most common). Maintaining a strong immune system by feeding the best diet you can (ie: NOT kibble) is one way to help. When symptoms do appear, you can add 500mg of L-lysine to the food once or twice a day. If nasal congestion increases, try some steam therapy several times a day: run a hot shower for 10 mins while you and your cat hang out in the bathroom. Antibiotics are usually useless in treating URIs unless there is a secondary infection, sometimes indicated by green goopy discharge from the nose or eyes.
That was why I asked how the car eyes where , if this does not help don't you think a trip to a vet would be the next step?
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Old October 20th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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That was why I asked how the car eyes where , if this does not help don't you think a trip to a vet would be the next step?
Not if symptoms are mild and the cat isn't otherwise suffering (ie. Loss of appetite, lethargic, major eye or nose discharge). Not much a vet can do, and most will just prescribe unnecessary antibiotics.
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Not if symptoms are mild and the cat isn't otherwise suffering (ie. Loss of appetite, lethargic, major eye or nose discharge). Not much a vet can do, and most will just prescribe unnecessary antibiotics.
OK, I was wondering .
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