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Edie Is A 7 Month Old Kitten Who Has Had Chronic Snoring And Nasal Discharge…


Edie has had chronic mucoid (yellow and thick), and making snoring/loud breathing sounds almost all the time. She was originally thought to have an upper respiratory infection, but after four attempts of treating for this she came to see me, Dr Magnifico, for a second opinion.


In the exam room it was clear she has loud “snoring” stertorous breathing. She also had think copious yellow mucous discharge. She would often have episodes of sneezing that dislodged and produced lots of this nasal snot and it was difficult for her family to help find her relief. Medications never worked. These included antivirals and antibiotics.


In the exam room I palpated the back of her mouth. I thought I could feel something that didn’t belong there. I susspected she had an oronasal-pharyngeal polyp.


Her diagnosis relied on placing her under anesthesia and looking for a polyp. She had one. It was removed with traction and avulsion. She was breathing much better after the removal.

Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: domestic short hair
Pet Date of Birth: 06/01/2018
Treatment Cost (USD): $500.00
Provider Business Name: Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
3961 Norrisville Rd
3961 Norrisville Rd
Jarrettsville, Maryland 2084
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Gary Stokes
3 years ago

Good thing it was a polyp! My cat was doing the same thing and no polyp was found. This went on for about 4 years and her vet kept giving her different antibiotics and nothing helped. I asked if they could do a nose culture. And they said no they couldn’t so like I said it went on for 4 years!! It wasn’t until moved back to Lexington SC from Nashville TN that her doctor in Columbia SC saw her. And I told her what was going on and what they said about they couldn’t do a culture! And she… Read more »

Gary Stokes
3 years ago

Be very careful pseudmonas outbreaks in cats are running rampant in the United States in the last several years so if your car shows any signs of nasal discharge and whising and sneezing get him or her checked for a polyp! If no polyps them get them checked for pseudmonas! Pseudmonas is very Dangerous!! It can cause nerve damage! Nurolagical problems heat problems peralisis and even Death!!