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    Baby kitty has the cold, what to do?

    I got him a week ago, he's a ragdoll kitten, 16 weeks old.

    He keeps sneezing, and the film bits inside his eyes keep being over about half his eyes sometimes. He has sleep round his eyes and dark bits around his nose (think it's running). What should I do? He's sleepy a lot as well but this may be just down to him being a baby.

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    aww sweetie, take him to the vets see if he needs medication xx

    Needs a mummy to look after him
    Here's one dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

    Hope he throws it off soon

    awww I would take him to the vet poor thing

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    WoolyM;6170363

    Needs a mummy to look after him Here's one … Needs a mummy to look after him Here's one http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1210084/Ill-mummy-little-kitty-cat-Anjana-chimp-shows-parenting-skills--puma-cub.htmlHope he throws it off soon



    aww so cute

    try one of the free on-line vets on the internet - quick search should find one. I did this last year when my boy was ill and they helped a lot. Hope he better soon....

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    go to vet




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    ODB_69;6170447

    go to vet[/thread]



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    Yes, I know thats what I should do but vets charge a fortune and if it's only a cold then they wont give me anything for it so I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of cat colds and what they did to get them through it.

    Tamiflu :whistling:

    I have seen very young kittens succumb to what you may think is a slight cold. Bit like babies that have not yet built up protections. Probably is best to get a vet to have a look

    I wouldnt take any chances , straight to the vets.

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    xxnic0laxx;6170469

    [thread]Yes, I know thats what I should do but vets charge a fortune and … [thread]Yes, I know thats what I should do but vets charge a fortune and if it's only a cold then they wont give me anything for it so I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of cat colds and what they did to get them through it.



    how do you know its not cat flu? therefore needs vet treatment.....anti-biotics, anti-inflammatories


    if you cant afford the fees why get a ragdoll kitten (which are HUNDREDS of pounds)?

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    ClarityofMind;6170355

    aww sweetie, take him to the vets see if he needs medication xx



    4lyons09;6170371

    awww I would take him to the vet poor thing



    ODB_69;6170447

    go to vet[/thread]



    WoolyM;6170495

    I have seen very young kittens succumb to what you may think is a slight … I have seen very young kittens succumb to what you may think is a slight cold. Bit like babies that have not yet built up protections. Probably is best to get a vet to have a look



    pink;6170530

    I wouldnt take any chances , straight to the vets.



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    its a responsibility thing hun....

    you're responsible for his health...

    Have to get him checked out if you're worried.

    Try the pdsa if you're concerned about costs? x

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    ODB_69;6170576

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    Stop being such a smarty pants. I'm only asking advice. Why post if you're just trying to be clever?

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    ClarityofMind;6170586

    its a responsibility thing hun.... you're responsible for his … its a responsibility thing hun.... you're responsible for his health...Have to get him checked out if you're worried.Try the pdsa if you're concerned about costs? x



    I probably will, I just wanted anyone's advice who had been in a similar situation!!

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    xxnic0laxx;6170589

    Stop being such a smarty pants. I'm only asking advice. Why post if … Stop being such a smarty pants. I'm only asking advice. Why post if you're just trying to be clever?



    no...I'm telling you (along with everyone else) to get it to the vets you just dont want too cause its 'too much'

    xxnic0laxx;6170595

    I [COLOR=red]probably [/COLOR]will, I just wanted anyone's advice who had … I [COLOR=red]probably [/COLOR]will, I just wanted anyone's advice who had been in a similar situation!!



    there you go......


    get it sorted before it dies

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    ODB_69;6170614

    no...I'm telling you (along with everyone else) to get it to the vets you … no...I'm telling you (along with everyone else) to get it to the vets you just dont want too cause its 'too much'there you go......get it sorted before it dies



    Don't post in any of my threads again if you are consistently nasty and ignorant. Thanks.

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    xxnic0laxx;6170636

    Don't post in any of my threads again if you are consistently nasty and … Don't post in any of my threads again if you are consistently nasty and ignorant. Thanks.



    Everyone told you what to do but you dont want to cause of cost issues


    YOU are the ignorant one...get it treated or get it rescued - rspcafinance.co.uk/ani…pdf


    reported for being a MULTI anyway



    GOODBYE


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    Hi - we had a kitten years ago with cold like symptoms like your baby, sneezes, sticky eyes etc. and when we took him to the vets he diagnosed cat flu, so I wouldn't hesitate. Ours was fine after treatment :o) Good luck with him, he sounds lovely.

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    A multi?

    I asked for advice. If I was really concerned I would take him to the vet. All I wanted was a cat owners advice. He's not at deaths door he has cold symptoms and is eating and playing as normal, so I don't see the point in paying about £30 for the vet to tell me what someone else could tell me.

    I've reported you anyway. Get some manners.

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    suee;6170701

    Hi - we had a kitten years ago with cold like symptoms like your baby, … Hi - we had a kitten years ago with cold like symptoms like your baby, sneezes, sticky eyes etc. and when we took him to the vets he diagnosed cat flu, so I wouldn't hesitate. Ours was fine after treatment :o) Good luck with him, he sounds lovely.



    Well see he's had his injections so I was thinking it can't be cat flu then?

    needs to go to the vets end of.

    if you cant afford the vets you should not have pets.

    Still best to get a vets second opinion as he is so small. If he has already had his shots hopefully nothing major but you will kick yourself if something happens and you didnt go

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    jellybaby22;6170737

    sometimes they can....my cat had hers and still got very ill



    OK thanks. I'll take him tomorrow then. It's just that he's been fine really and playing as usual. I wasn't sure if him being sleepy was normal due to his age. Plus when I got him, he was really sleepy in the woman's house too. Actually he had his runny nose when I got him. But I assumed because she was a professional breeder and has rosettes for showing all her cats that she mustn't have thought it serious so I was maybe overreacting by worrying..

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    WoolyM;6170777

    Still best to get a vets second opinion as he is so small. If he has … Still best to get a vets second opinion as he is so small. If he has already had his shots hopefully nothing major but you will kick yourself if something happens and you didnt go



    Yeah true. He's been sneezing more today than yesterday which is why I've thought maybe I should be worried. I emailed he breeder about it anyway see what she says but she hasn't came back to me yet.

    xxnic0laxx;6170795

    OK thanks. I'll take him tomorrow then. It's just that he's been fine … OK thanks. I'll take him tomorrow then. It's just that he's been fine really and playing as usual. I wasn't sure if him being sleepy was normal due to his age. Plus when I got him, he was really sleepy in the woman's house too. Actually he had his runny nose when I got him. But I assumed because she was a professional breeder and has rosettes for showing all her cats that she mustn't have thought it serious so I was maybe overreacting by worrying..



    Good luck.. hope he feels better soon xx

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    jellybaby22;6170808

    might be nothing...... sometimes they do get allergies...but even so it … might be nothing...... sometimes they do get allergies...but even so it would still need treatment....and if it is something serious the sooner you get treatment...the less it costs..( from someone who recently spent over £1000 on vets bills :x )Fingers crossed for the poor wee soul



    Thanks.

    Oh no, what happened? Have you got insurance now?

    I'm really not bothered about paying £30 if he needs to see a vet I just thought taking him to the vet was overreacting that's all, but I'm not so sure now after some of these cat flu comments.

    I have no idea about charges these days but I used to take mine to a very good vet at the local pets at home store. They are open store opening times so easy to get seen if you have one close. Also easy for parking as usually part of a shopping estate. Dont know if there's one near you.

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    WoolyM;6170934

    I have no idea about charges these days but I used to take mine to a very … I have no idea about charges these days but I used to take mine to a very good vet at the local pets at home store. They are open store opening times so easy to get seen if you have one close. Also easy for parking as usually part of a shopping estate. Dont know if there's one near you.



    My vet is just down the road (I already have another cat), I just need to register little Oscar with them.

    What's a multi btw? That earlier poster reported me for being one :?

    When someone is logging into HUKD using more than one login

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    Well I don't know why he thinks that. Weird.

    xxnic0laxx;6171005

    Well I don't know why he thinks that. Weird.



    Very are some common words used often in misc.
    Troll, multi, spammed, reported and you will get to see a few more :w00t:

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    jellybaby22;6171027

    he accuses everyone....just ignore him , its a shame for him really :-D



    Yeah he must be paranoid that no-one is who they say they are!

    xxnic0laxx;6170955

    My vet is just down the road (I already have another cat), I just need to … My vet is just down the road (I already have another cat), I just need to register little Oscar with them.What's a multi btw? That earlier poster reported me for being one :?



    has the kitten had any vaccinations yet?

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    bitseylango;6171114

    has the kitten had any vaccinations yet?



    Yes he has, all of them except leukemia.

    xxnic0laxx;6171127

    Yes he has, all of them except leukemia.



    great......I would suggest taking out pet insurance on this breed of cat :thumbsup:

    Does he sleep with the larger cat. Could have picked up a sniffle from him.
    If he sleeps alone maybe he is used to sleeping with mum and other kitties and has got a bit chilled at night.

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    bitseylango;6171150

    great......I would suggest taking out pet insurance on this breed of cat … great......I would suggest taking out pet insurance on this breed of cat :thumbsup:



    I will. I've got a months free anyway from the breeder

    Does he sleep with the larger cat. Could have picked up a sniffle from … Does he sleep with the larger cat. Could have picked up a sniffle from him. If he sleeps alone maybe he is used to sleeping with mum and other kitties and has got a bit chilled at night.



    No my other cat hisses at him! He'll come round though. He sleeps beside me at night. He had a runny nose when I got him that's why I haven't been too worried because I thought if it was anything to worry about the breeder would have sorted it.

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    Just in case anyone was wondering, I took him to the vets and the vets given him some eyedrops, he's got a wee head cold the vet said. He's also got earmites, so he's not liking me at the minute as I'm putting things in his eyes and his ears, poor baby.

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