Will my cat's sickness go away?

jenmoralesss30

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Hi guys! I recently got a new cat from the shelter. When he first arrived he had eye discharge that I would constantly wipe to prevent discomfort. He had eye discharge for a few days and I noticed that his eye seemed smaller than the other. This morning when I woke up his eye was completely pink and was almost swollen shut. I did some research and I think he might have conjunctivitis. He has also been sneezing a lot lately and I noticed a little blood on his nose so I think he might also have an upper respiratory infection. Will it go away on its own or do I need to get him some medication? I have attached pictures of what it looks like to this thread!
 

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That doesn't look so good. Take him to the vet. Having had conjunctivitis myself, it's nothing to be trifled with.
 

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He should really see a vet! I'm not sure what his vaccination status is, but respiratory issues in cats can run the gamut from mild to potentially very serious.

There's a very solid likelihood that it's easily treatable, but it sounds like he does need to be seen by a professional to rule out anything nasty and give him access to any medication he needs.

Respiratory symptoms aside, often eye infections DO need antibiotics to get better!
 

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He needs a vet now. Given that he has an eye condition which may or may not be conjunctivitis, sneezing, and blood in his nasal mucous, you can't handle this yourself.
 

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Sounds like he has feline herpes, hence the cold symptoms and eye running...common for shelter pets.
 
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