Chester

My new kitten is sneezing all of a sudden - a LOT! Should I be concerned??

I adopted my kitten, Chester, from the Humane Society a little over a week ago. Yesterday he started sneezing every once in a while, but last night and today, he's been sneezing almost non-stop! One of his eyes looked a little watery as well. Should I be concerned, or is this just a cold? Is there anything I can do to ensure a speedy recovery?


Asked by Chester on Nov 25th 2007 Tagged sneezing, cold in Health & Safety
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Bella

I would probably Bring little chester in to see a vet...I sneeze once in a while but there might be something wrong...my mommy got asked if i sneezed alot by the vets when she took my sister and myself.
Best of luck
Bella


Bella answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izadore (Izzie)

I totally agree with Ms. Bella. Sounds like Baby Chester has a upper respiratory infection (URI) and this, unfortunately, can be deadly to a kitten. If his eyes look runny, then for sure he needs some Clavamox (anti-biotic) and he'll be good as new. Baby kitties don't get "just colds" and URIs are very serious to them, like fleas, which can cause worms which can literally suck the life out of a young kitten. To ensure a speedy recovery, get Baby Chet to the vets asap!


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/26/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Ben

It sounds like an upper respiratory infection. I agree with the others. Bring Chester to the Vet ASAP. It is common for cats adopted at shelters to pick up "kitty Colds". There are lots of cats in a relatively small area and germs can pass around. With the proper antibiotics, your kitten should be just fine.


Ben answered on 11/26/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Premier Demigod's When Sunny G

Sounds like your kitten has picked up an upper respiratory infection. You need to get him on antibiotics ASAP! Also, has he been vaccinated? If not, get him to a vet and get it done, as well as having the infection treated. You could lose him if you don't take care care of this!


Premier Demigod's When Sunny G answered on 12/6/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer