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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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We have just picked our cat (7 months old) from the chattery

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We have just picked our cat (7 months old) from the chattery (a lovely caring place). He has been sneezing since we got him indoors and seems to have an irritation in his throat perhaps. He has no discharge and his eyes are bright and clear. He has been very playful. He has only managed a tiny amount of food. The chattery lady said he has been eating all his food. He is up to date with all inoculations and flea/worming treatments. We are very worried - can you help? With thanks for your kind attention.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. How long ago did you pick Andy up from his previous home?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
At midday today
I see. Sneezing is very common in cats coming from catteries. Respiratory infections are seen frequently, and we can also see irritants causing sneezing as the kitten explores his new environment. They often smell every dusty corner, causing some nasal irritation.
Since he isn't eating well right now, you can try warming his food slightly or mixing in some warm chicken broth to make it smell more strongly. When upper respiratory issues disturb the sense of smell, the appetite will also go down.
You can try a warm steamy bathroom to clear any congestion or loosen any foreign material. If he continues to eat poorly, if he appears depressed or lethargic, he should be seen by a local vet as soon as possible.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your help. I have added chicken broth to his food and warmed it. He seems to have just licked up the broth and has also eaten another 'cat delight' (trade name) treat which looks like a mini pepperami stick but is meaty. We will monitor him and take to the vet!s if he hasn't eaten by tomorrow lunchtime. Thank you so much for your kind help. Belinda
You're welcome Belinda! I hope he is feeling better quickly.
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