My cat started sniffling yesterday morning. By the afternoon she was sneezing repeatedly and by evening she was making little snorting/choking sounds from all the congestion. Her sneezing woke me up at 2 this morning. She sat on the pillow by my head, half meowing and half gagging. I got up and made some warm saline, which I sympathetically squirted up her nose to clear out the sinuses. She didn't appreciate that very much but I could tell she really felt bad because she let me carry her back to bed and she immediately laid down again by my pillow. Normally if I mess with her at all she's out of there.
When a second kitty started sneezing this morning I decided to call the vet for a consult. He asked me to bring both of them in. He looked them over. The second cat had mysteriously stopped exhibiting symptoms, but he said it looked like either allergies or a reaction to their vaccines from the week before. He prescribed a half dose of Children's Benadryl and told me to bring them back if they started getting more of a discharge from their eyes or noses. No charge for the visit and the medicine only cost me $2 at Target. I love my vet.
Doesn't she look sad? Yes, this is the same fat kitty that the vet thinks should lose 1 1/2 pounds. On the bright side, she has no appetite today! But I don't think starvation was what he had in mind.