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Adopted cat is sick

harmonypig

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Hello! I finally adopted a 3 year old sphynx cat from a couple. I'm super excited to have her, and she is absolutely amazing. They told me she is about 3 years old. I brought her home 2 weeks ago, and she has been sneezing, has runny eyes and stuffy nose ever since.

I asked her previous owners about it, and they said it happens to her once in a while, don't worry, and to just keep her warm. They also told me about the lump on her stomach. She milked some kittens when the mother couldn't, and the lump was a result of her being spayed afterwards.

I haven't worried much, since she is eating fine, and still playful. But I took her to the groomers today, and they were concerned about her have a URI and about the lump on her stomach.

I have scheduled a vet appointment for today (I was planning on taking her soon anyway), but I want to know if my worries are founded, and what to expect? I read that URI's can go away on their own, and she seems perfectly fine besides the sneezing and stuffy nose. I can't really afford to spend a lot on antibiotics right now if she doesn't absolutely need them. I just wanted some experiences owner's input, and I look forward to being a part of the community! :)
 

Toa and Ross

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Welcome to sphynxlair! Congratutions with your girl. Do you have a pic of her?
Glad to hear you have a vet appointment. A sphynx can get stressed by moving to a new home. And things like an URI can come up at those moments. I know to little a out URI's to say if meds are necessary or not.

Sending healing vibes to your girl.

Natasja
 

Catzzzmeow

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Here is something that might boost her respiratory system. The link is below. If it is a URI it means an infection and usually antibiotics are needed. Not treating an infection can become serious. Can you share a pic of the lump on the tummy? We has seen that some times they can develop a hernia after they are spayed. Personally, I am glad you are getting her in to vet for a good check up. Not spending the $ in early stages of issues can triple costs in the long run if things become more serious.
L-Lysine for Sphynx Cats

Patti
 

Hairless Blessing

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Welcome to sphynxlair, good to have you.
You need to be able to spend whatever the cost is
to make her better. Who knows, how long, she's been sick?
Glad your taking her to the Vet. Keep us updated.
 
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