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dementedma · 15/02/2014 21:29

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?

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cozietoesie · 15/02/2014 21:30

Has he been vaccinated against cat flu, demented ?

dementedma · 15/02/2014 21:34

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?

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cozietoesie · 15/02/2014 21:55

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 · 15/02/2014 21:59

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

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Fluffycloudland77 · 15/02/2014 22:17

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 · 15/02/2014 22:24

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

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cozietoesie · 15/02/2014 22:25

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 · 15/02/2014 22:32

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 · 15/02/2014 22:36

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

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Fluffycloudland77 · 17/02/2014 15:55

Is he ok?

dementedma · 17/02/2014 23:07

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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