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    $2500 and Up for Labs I Can't Afford...
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    larsstarscanary posted:
    My cat has something in her sinuses--I could be a tumor. I took her to the vet twice. She gave my cat a liquid antibiotic. Problem is that my cat won't eat because she can't smell, but she is hungry and wakes me up to feed her, though she can't eat. Pee, but no poop.

    She breathes laboriously. I'm going to put her in the bathroom again and turn on the shower to make it steamy in there again. I think it gave her a little relief before. The doctor also gave me some nose drops after she flushed one nostril. She also gave me some medicine to stimulate her appetite--If it works.

    I can't afford $2500 and more for labwork. I've made $15 fish soup for my kitty, stinky fish soup, hoping she could smell it. No such luck. She looks gaunt. I put warm compresses on her head and everything.

    Is this the end? Do you have any suggestions that would get my cat to eat again? She's almost 14 years old. I've had her since she was about 6 to 8 weeks old. She's a sweet little thing, though she's been using her claws a lot to bat my hand away when I try to apply or give her medication.

    Please say prayers or send well wishes this way. Thank you so much.
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    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
    There are so many things that can cause nasal congestion in cats. While a primary bacterial infection is rare, antibiotics often provide some relief by treating a secondary infection. There is a long-acting antibiotic injection that can be used instead of oral medication. It will also help to use a humidifier or vaporizer. If the symptoms don't improve in 48 hours or if they recur, there's some other underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
    The Cat Doctor
    Board Certified in Feline Practice


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