Started a few hours ago and still sneezing. He seems ok otherwise but sneezing loads and sitting with his mouth open. Hasn't has any flea lotions or anything applied today, nothing different. Any tips/thoughts?
No,he hasn't. Is this the first sign? I just haven't been able to afford it because of a nightmare run of bills - electrics in house nearly causing house fire and recent car crash needing repairs. I know it needs to be done and I intend to do it, I just can't seem to scrape up the cash. Will the pet insurance cover that?
Well unless you've been doing something that generates a quite huge amount of dust, it sounds like the start of an upper respiratory infection - and the obvious cause might be cat flu. I'd get him into the vet as soon as you can. Even if he hasn't got cat flu, he does need those vaccinations - cat flu and the other things he would be vaccinated against aren't very nice at all.
I'm afraid that I don't think the insurance will cover it. (Although I'll stand to be corrected.) Check your own policy of course but most policies will rely on you doing 'maintenance' things - and for animals, that usually includes having them vaccinated/boosted to sschedule.
He's already neutered but I really do need to get him chipped and vaccinated. I asked recently and if you get chip and vaccine at the same time there is a discount. If he's ok I can hang on until the end of the month and pay day. I will keep an eye on him. Big furry nuisance