Q. My 9 year old female spayed house cat, has had nasal discharge on her right nostril now for about two weeks. Lat year the same thing occurred.
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. It could be a mild viral infection, however given that it's only on one side I'm worried about a problem up in that side of her nose. Infections usually cause bilateral, not unilateral, discharge. I would take her in to have her checked for something that's causing a problem on that one side - a foreign body maybe, hopefully not a tumor but that should be considered as well. And depending on where you live fungal disease may be a concern.