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Q. I just got my cat from the humane society a week ago, and three days after coming home he has been sneezing a lot. He's 14 weeks old.

A. This is probably an upper respiratory infection. it's very common in young cats and is very contagious to other cats as well.

It is treated with antibiotic eye drops/ointment and oral antibiotics for about 2 weeks. if left untreated many cats will end up blind or even die from the disease.

I advise going to your vet asap to start the treatment right away.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

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A. Have him examined by your veterinarian. It is not uncommon for shelter cats to be exposed to URI causing organisms. Any new pet should be examined within 48 hours of arriving home to ensure good health and to treat any pre existing conditions. Make sure he continues to eat and drink. Keep him warm and dry.

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ANGEL ALVARADO

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