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can I give my cat childrens cold medicine until I can get her

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can I give my cat childrens cold medicine until I can get her to a vet? She is sneezing and wheezing.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  SmAnimalVet replied 4 years ago.

Hi there-

Do not give children's cold medicine. Most of this stuff is not proven safe for animals, especially cats. If she is breathing very badly, it is best to get her seen now as respiratory issues are not something to mess around with. If you cannot get into a vet, you can try giving her Zyrtec. The dose is 5 mg (1/2 of a 10 mg tablet) once daily.

I hope that helps!

Dr. B

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
how about Alavert?
Expert:  SmAnimalVet replied 4 years ago.
You can try Alavert but it really isn't super effective. The dose is 0.25 mg/lb once a day.
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