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  • My two-month-old kitten keeps sneezing and has watery eyes. What could be the cause of this?

    The signs you describe are often associated with an upper respiratory virus. Young kittens are at high risk for developing them. I would recommend you make an appointment to have the kitten seen as he/she may need medications.
     
    Cats who get congested often don’t eat well, because they can’t smell their food. Young kittens, like children, do not tolerate periods of not eating. Additionally, sometimes kittens/cats with respiratory viruses run high fevers and can become dehydrated.
     
    Please have the kitten seen so you know how serious the problem is and what you need to do. Good luck.


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