Thank you so much for the information.  Tweezer is still sneezing but not as 
much and he was and is still acting like a happy little kitten even though he 
is around two years old.  He was extremely malnourished and was pretty sick 
when I got him.  I have not been paying as close attention to his situation at 
this point because one of my other positives, Buzz, is very sick and I am 
giving him most of my time.  Since Tweezer does not seem to be in crisis right 
now I am waiting for my vet to get back from vacation to take him in.  I would 
like to show him the information you have sent to possibly help with Tweezers 
Again, thank you very much, I really appreciate it.
---- Brenda Waterson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 
> Hi Sue & Frank,
> I have a FeLV + kitty who had a bad upper respiratory infection that was 
> sneezing green mucous and eventually turned into blood. He was on amoxi 
> drops, clavimox and now doxycycline. The last vet appointment Spazzy's vet 
> wasn't at all concerned about him sneezing the blood just decided to put him 
> on a stronger antibiotic which is the doxycycline. She stated his nasal 
> passages could be damaged because he has the upper respiratory infection for 
> so long ( he was a stray I recently took in). However my vet is new to the 
> world of feline leukemia + cats so I did a little internet investigation as 
> to what it could be, I also found a web site there is a 
> fee but you choose the fee and basically you ask a question and a Vet will 
> respond if your satified with the Vet's answer then you can accept for the 
> payment to go through if not then you won't be charged. Anyhow I dealt with a 
> Dr. Finona from the website she had given me allot of info.
>  regarding my kitty sneezing blood....more than what my own vet did. Here are 
> some of the things she suggested I do for my boy. Vet's quote...."Start with 
> a physical exam to make sure there isn't a foreign body stuck in the cats 
> retropharyngeal area. What can happen is that a cat swallows a blade of 
> grass, but mid-swallow, if they sneeze, it can shoot the blade of grass up 
> into the area at the back of the throat where the nasal passageways meet the 
> throat. This is called the retropharyngeal area. Then, the blade of grass or 
> foxtail can be trapped there. This causes irritation and erosion of the 
> sensitive membranes up there, which leads to sneezing, mucus discharge and 
> eventually bloody discharge. 
> Other possibilities are nasal polyps, a growth, nasal parasites (mites) or a 
> fungal infection, or a tooth root abscess but these are far less likely than 
> a nasal foreign body. "  There is allot of information Dr. Fiona emailed back 
> to me I'm going to send that separately from this email because it's too 
> large and will bog down the system.. I hope this information is helpful to 
> you and Tweezer I wish you both the very best of luck!
> Brenda
> ________________________________
> From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To:
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 4:55:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tweezer sneezing blood
> No, but I would start with running a humidifier.  It could be (depending on 
> where you live) simply due to the dry air caused by running the heater in 
> this colder weather.  Just an idea.
>   tonya
> Sue & Frank Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>   My two year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer has been sneezing blood for a few days. 
> (At first we didn't know where it was coming from, we were just seeing tiny 
> blood droplets on the floor.) Last night we saw what was happening. He sounds 
> a little stuffy, but he has sounded that way since we got him.
> My problem is that my usual vet who is good with my positive kittys is on 
> vacation until the 24th of November. I personally consider the associates in 
> his practice to be less then adequate for a positive kittys specail problems. 
> I am trying to decide if I should wait for my usual vet (Possibly start 
> Tweezer on some Doxycycline in the mean time), take them to one of the other 
> vets in the practice and hope that this problem is something they can handle, 
> or maybe take him to an internist I have been to before with one of my other 
> cats. I guess it all depends on why this is happening to him. Has anyone ever 
> had a cat sneeze blood droplets?
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