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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Can cats catch disease from the vet clinic? Please help!

Hi there,

I just joined so that I could ask advice about my two year old DSH Moon. I think I'm in a different time zone from most of you so in case my posts don't get approved for a while I'll just ask here and hope somebody can help!

I took Moon to the vet last Friday because he hadn't eaten anything in 24 hours and he'd vomited the day before for the first time ever. Long story short, the vet (very kind, compassionate, professional doctor!) discovered some ulcers at the back of his mouth and after giving him a 12-hour painkiller, he was able to eat wet food and then dry food. He was fine

HOWEVER, I noticed today that he's suddenly started sneezing violently! He has no eye/nose discharge, his nose is wet and the sneezes are wet also. He seems a bit more sleepy/lethargic than usual but that could just be my paranoia. His poop and appetite is fine.

I already have a vet appointment on Monday, but the reason I'm so worried is that he has never actually been given a full course of vaccinations. He has had his first vaccination but not the one that was supposed to come after 6 weeks. He's an indoor cat with no contact with other animals, but I do let him out on our first floor balcony.

I'm concerned that he could have caught something serious from the two times we were at the vet clinic?! The first time, there was one diabetic dog and the second time there were no other animals. Also, if it makes any difference I just had him tested for calcivirus and it came back clear.

Does this sound like a common cold type of virus that will be ok? I will take him to the emergency vet tomorrow if I have to, but I already racked up a bill of over $600 just to figure out why he wasn't eating so I would prefer to just keep the appointment on Monday if possible (the appointment was just to follow up and also to start his vaccination).

What do you think???

Thank you so much in advance for any input!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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From what you described it sounds like an upper respiratory infection. These are not dangerous IMO as long as you treat them. Cats can pick these up anywhere and it is common for them to catch this if they are already stressed or not feeling well. Some cats have the herpes form of this which means they were exposed, got sick and then recovered but it lays dormant in them until they get stressed or I'll again and then it flakes up. It's like a cold to them.
I would think since he hasn't bad all his shots and he's not feeling well it would best to have him checked out. My baby had an upper respiratory infection and he became severely dehydrated and needed sub q fluids. As soon as he received those and a round of antibiotics he recovered.
It's always best to call your vet for advice.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:48 AM
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I meant flare up........typing on an iPad in a hurry.......... Good luck!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 05:13 PM
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I would get all tests done. Sounds like a respiratory virus though. Make sure its treated they can die if its not taken care of.
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