Why Is Kitten Sneezing?

My kitten is 11 weeks now and I just got her, she has been sneezing for a few days now and has a lot of mucus build up in her eye, what can I do at home to help this cold?

You did not specify where you bought your kitten, but if she was living in cold or draughty conditions or in contact with many other cats this may be a case of flu. Kittens are normally vaccinated against this with a course of injections at about 10 and then 12 weeks old. This is followed by a yearly booster vaccination.

If your kitten has the flu (Feline Influenza virus), this is a very serious condition. Whilst this could be a harmless allergic reaction or just a normal cold, we feel it is only responsible that this kitten should see a vet as soon as possible to guard against further complications. Indeed, whether or not this is a case of the flu, we would still advise prompt veterinary treatment.