Cat sneezing blood!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by patnjess, May 19, 2010.

  1. patnjess

    patnjess Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    My cat has been sneezing a few days. But othewise normal. Well I noticed all this brownish red stuff allover the kidssink. So i washed it. This am i found the same stuff all over my sink. and she was laying there (she is not suppose to be on counters). our toothbrushes are there too. and the kids were she sneezed before.
    I'm taking her to the vet now, I'm worried about the cat, but I'm more worried about my family, what if its contagious to humans? great just great.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    You can almost certainly relax on your family's behalf, I can't offhand think of anything respiratory that cats get that humans can also get (other than some plain ol' bacterial infections, nothign that would cause sneezing blood). If you're super worried, just buy new toothbrushes [​IMG]

    You do want to take the cat to the vet, though, b/c while it's *possible* it's just harmless nosebleeds, you want to make sure it's not something problematic, as growths etc can cause that too.

    Best of luck,

  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    My Fagin was an outdoor barn cat that I won over with tuna treats. [​IMG] He and his brother both suffered from ongoing respiratory issues- sneezing, coughing, gunky noses. The weather got bad so I brought them in the house. They continued to sneeze. One day I caught Fagin sneezing blood. Back to the vet we went. After a couple of rounds of antibiotics later, he is fine. Well... I also moved him permanently into the house. Turns out he had a respiratory infection and allergies that kept feeding on each other. His air passages were so inflamed that they had rubbed raw with all the sneezing and coughing. Thus the blood. Poor kitty.

    All of that to say, I never caught the respiratory problem. With some vet care and a move inside, Fagin recovered completely and is living a happy cat life.

    Good luck!
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Cats get URI's that are sort of like kennel cough in dogs and they are very contagious to other cats. Get the cat to the vet and get it on some antibiotics right away.
  5. patnjess

    patnjess Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    well we are back! They checked herand did blood work etc, and she has a bad upper respitory infection. and of course doesn't feel well, that is why she is laying all these weird places. She is on kitty augmentin and will recover.
    Found a great place, the humanitarians, $30 exam fee, and to pay for meds but that was it. Love Dr's that love animals so much they donate their time, God bless them!
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am so glad to hear that your cat is going to be fine [​IMG] On top of that, affordable vet care?! Bonus!!

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