Does my cat have allergies?
April 29, 2011 10:07 PM Subscribe
My new kitten gets congested at night. Is she allergic to something?
posted by mrfuga0 to pets & animals (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
YANAV -- My kitten is approximately four and half months old. She is growing well and eating like crazy. However. She does two things which worry me somewhat (obviously not enough to go to the vet yet).
1. She gets congested, but only at night. One nostril clogs up with snot and she often sneezes several times in a row to clear it out. That happens maybe once a night (sometimes twice, but not usually).
2. Her poo stinks. I mean, it smells super bad. And it is not usually solid. Every now and then I find a drop of blood in it, which seems (seems) to be coming from a small tear on the outside of her anus. I assume that is from the not-solid poo irritating her.
I took her for shots about two weeks ago and vet didn't seem concerned about the sneezing or the blood. Would changing her food help? She eats Purina Kitten Chow right now. She's free of intestinal parasites and has been vaccinated for all major diseases. At the vet visit two weeks ago, she had no problems, no fever, no nothing. She's strictly an indoor cat right now. Her energy levels are what you'd expect for a kitten -- very playful, very sweet, spends about an hour or two playing hard every day with her sister and the dog. Is very alert and interested. No signs of any problems except the two mentioned above.