I have two cats that are ten months old, one of which I am a little worried about.
First of all, she’s a little thinner than the other, but if it’s because they are not full siblings, I do not know.
The problem is that this little girl, named Pandora, has for a long time had a loose stomach, it just runs off her and she walks quite often on the box.
She gets the same food as the other cat, Medea, but it has no stomach problems.
Problem two is that this little cute sparrow also seems to have chronic sneezing if there is such a thing.
She often gets sneezing attacks with small sneezes that become a big prostitute.
Sometimes it is as if it is stuffy in the nose before the sneezing comes. She has had problems with this since we got her eleven weeks old.
Is there anything to worry about, do you think it could be serious?
Also thinking about castration. Both are indoor cats, should you neuter them anyway?
Which is best for the cats?
Talked to the vet and she said that if they are indoor cats, it is not needed, but have also heard from other places that it is good to neuter them anyway.
Can there be complications in connection with castration.
What happens in the next few days following castration?
You wonder why your little cat Pandora sneezes often and is loose in the stomach and is smaller than your other cat Medea.
She’s been sneezing since you got her, you say.
Cats can be allergic just like humans.
There is also chronic runny nose.
There may be something in her environment that she reacts to e.g. perfume, skin cream, detergent or cat litter.
But it can also be a disease. Have you consulted a veterinarian?
It could be something hereditary that she got from one of her parents.
Since your other cat does not show any signs, I do not think it is contagious. Are they vaccinated?
You should not vaccinate her when she sneezes!
Regarding the loose stomach, it can be a worm. Have you dewormed her? It can also be related to the sneezing. It could also be because she eats too much at a time or that the food is cold (canned food).
Try deworming her and giving her food in smaller portions and feel free to try boiled fish, e.g. cod. It’s good for a bad stomach.
Do not give her milk or potatoes because it can make her stomach loose.
You can give her baby gruel corn gruel in that case. You can give her boiled rice along with the fish and even the sandwich with butter is good.
She is thin and needs to gain weight, it seems. Although it is with cats as with us humans that we are different sizes.
When you then switch to canned food, do not serve it directly from the refrigerator, but leave it in front for approx. five minutes so it gets a little warm.
When you start with the canned food, give her a little at a time, tasting portions, and a little of the other food. Then increase with the canned food and reduce the other food. Maybe you should change canned food?
I always give my cats IAMS. You do not need to provide canned food if it does not work.
Cats survive on regular food as long as you give them meat protein, eggs, meat, fish is good food if it is mixed with rice, bread, macaroni. Some cats like porridge even.
They can even get only dry food. Water is probably the best drink. Sometimes you forget to change the water. It can cause a loose stomach if the cat is sensitive.
You must not forget to wash the water bowl properly either, as food residues can end up in the water, which then forms bacteria that can cause a loose stomach.
Hope you solve the problems! Regarding the sneezing, you can try your hand with the help of my advice or ask a veterinarian! Maybe an investigation had calmed you down? You’re wondering about castration.
It is a common procedure performed under anesthesia. It is an operation and the cat feels quite bad afterwards. It sleeps for a few hours, may vomit and is dizzy.
You have to fit it carefully because it wants to jump around as it usually does, but it can and does not get it. It can feel bad for a couple of days and must have a funnel around its neck so it does not bite the stitches. I do not think you need to operate on your cats if they are to be indoor cats.
However, if you give them birth control pills, consider surgery because birth control pills can cause tumors. There may be complications, but are uncommon.
The cat can also change in mood and manner. It can become lethargic and tired. It can get angry.
And it can get food fixated. I do not think you need to neuter your cats if they are indoor cats and do not take birth control pills.
Then I think maybe you should have your Pandora examined by a veterinarian to determine that everything is ok for your own sake.
If she eats and plays, I think she feels pretty good despite her sneezing and loose stomach, but you can not help but worry. Good luck!