Q. My 12 year old male cat has a clear bloody discharge from one nostril. He struggles to breath through his nose, but not his mouth.

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A. If he goes outside at all, he could have gotten a seed or blade of grass in his nasal passages, usually by chewing on a plant and then sneezing. This irritates the nasal passage, causing the bloody seepage. Other possibilities include injury, infection, polyp or other growths. I recommend getting him in to see your vet as soon as possible for an exam.

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