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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Both of my cats have runny eyes and snotty noses - they are

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Both of my cats have runny eyes and snotty noses - they are both eating well and hunting and eating their kill. Discharge from their noses is a yellowy colour and thick in nature, discharge from their eyes is pink in colour. They are quite elderly one being 17 and the other is 15. The elder one has a heart condition that prevents sedation. Please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome, Just to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next fifteen minutes or so.We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype. Please get back to me if this is more convenient for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls }Regards,Dr Scott
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello again and thanks for waiting. I have worked out an answer for you below ... 1. I saw a great many cats present like this at clinic in the UK, the diagnosis is almost certainly cat flu. Cat flu is caused by a virus and the signs you might expect to see are runny eyes and runny noses, but they may also be coughing and sneezing. Some cats are otherwise quite bright during course of this disease but others may be more lethargic lethargic and sorry for themselves.2. Unfortunately there is very little you can hope to do for your cats on a home remedy basis. Usually this disease is caused by some form of virus and the normal treatment for cat flu would be a course of antibiotics and eye drops from your vet to treat any secondary bacterial infections which are normally present and then good nursing care and nutrition while they make their recovery. However some cats will suffer from a chronic long lasting form of this disease. 3. Here is a link to an accurate article which covers this sort of cat disease in more detail : LINK I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you. Regards, ***** be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.