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posted 07-29-2002 11:35 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I brought home my 4 week old Cornish Rex from the I.K.C about 3 weeks ago. At first it just begain with sneezing - I took him straight to the vet and he was put on some antibiotics for a slight upper respatory and ear infection. It seemed to be getting better...but only got worse. He then began to sneeze more. So, we took him back to the evt. The vet put him on Antirobe Aquadrops. Now a week later his sneezing has worsened and his breathing is much, more raspier. He is how ever, very, very active, eats A TON, and gose to the bathroom reguraly. He has no discharge from his eyes or nose, except he mucus sprays a bit when he sneezes - But, he has had diarreha recently - I was assuming from the new medication (Antirobe drops)
What do you think is wrong with him? And will he get my other adult cat sick?
Please Help!

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posted 11-18-2002 04:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message

I also just adopted a Cornish Rex kitten that is about 18 weeks old.
He is sneezing and has watery eyes. I took him to the vet who said that he might have an upper respiratory infection, however did not prescribe any antibiotics. He told me to watch him and bring him back if he gets worse.
I am very worried though.
I have been reading articles posted at various web sites that suggest several various diseases that are indicated by an URI.
Can you please keep me posted on your kittens condition and treatment?
I am thinking that I should go to a different vet for antibiotics.
Please advise,


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posted 12-08-2002 11:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I have a 4 month old kitten, that constantally sneezes as well. His poop had a little blood in it for the first time tonight. I just got him, going to bring him to the vet see what they say.

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posted 10-27-2003 11:37 AM           Edit/Delete Message
My 5month old came home from the shelter with similar symptoms - sneezing, couging, watery eyes and nose. The vet put her on Amoxil for 10 days and it appears that the symptoms have stopped, although she is still running a temp of 103, which I guess is on the higher end of normal, but not alarming. The vet has now put her on Antirobe Aquadrops to see if that will help lower her temperature a bit.

Anyway, I did alot of research on these symptoms because I was so worried about my baby, and these are definitely symptoms that should not be ignored. URI's can turn into pneumonia,which is definitely dangerous, and I do believe it can be contagious to other cats in the household. I think it's pretty common for cats that came from shelter environments with alot of other animals to have sicknesses like these.

I think many vets would presribe amoxil for the cat immediately, administering an antibiotic injection during the vet visit. If the initial antibiotics did not help, perhaps there is another brand that will work. The other possibility is allergies or asthma, make sure the vet listens to the cat's breathing. Finally, I think diarrhea is another symptom that has to be checked out by the vet. Hope this helps.

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