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dementedma Sat 15-Feb-14 21:29:04

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?

cozietoesie Sat 15-Feb-14 21:30:02

Has he been vaccinated against cat flu, demented ?

dementedma Sat 15-Feb-14 21:34:14

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?

cozietoesie Sat 15-Feb-14 21:55:04

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.

I'll be happy to be wrong on that one.

dementedma Sat 15-Feb-14 21:59:39

Thanks. Will take him on Monday if it hasn't stopped. Maybe can borrow the money for now. I'm not an irresponsible owner, just broke!
He's on my knee now and purring but still sneezing a bit

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:17:36

Some pets at home stores have vets open on Sundays, your own vet might do monthly payment plans with all their jabs covered & flea/worm protection.

Try not to worry.

dementedma Sat 15-Feb-14 22:24:20

Thanks fluffy I will see if our vet does a monthly plan. That's a good idea

cozietoesie Sat 15-Feb-14 22:25:44

I know that my own vet will take payment on instalments - but that will be a local policy for their own practice. (We live in an area of pretty mixed income.) You could always ask though.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:32:00

If you get certain benefits pdsa can help with some vets bills & there's a vet near here that does cheap vaccinations & neutering etc.

It's suffocating when you just haven't got the money to go around.

dementedma Sat 15-Feb-14 22:36:52

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 smile

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 17-Feb-14 15:55:36

Is he ok?

dementedma Mon 17-Feb-14 23:07:47

He's not sneezing so much now thanks and eating well but will get him checked out when I get paid.

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