How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3892
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
15010675
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My sweet Murphy has been sneezing past week. Is he allergic

Customer Question

My sweet Murphy has been sneezing for the past week. Is he allergic just like me?? I'm only allergic to pollen and dust. I'm wondering if he is?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Welton replied 10 months ago.
Hello,Given the time of year, it is certainly possible that your cat may be suffering from seasonal sinus inflammation due to upper respiratory allergic sensitivities. It would be advisable to treat Murphy Brown symptomatically in order to prevent a sinus infection. There is an over the counter human grade antihistamine called chlorphenirinine that is both safe and effective for use in cats. It comes under the brand name of Chlor Tabs or Chlortrimentin and can be purchased at any pharmacy in the allergy section.The medication comes in 4 mg tablets. I will generally start with 1/2 tab two times daily (once every hours) and bump it up to a full tab twice daily if you are not seeing relief in 2-3 days.From a holistic perspective, you may help to reduce allergic sensitivity you Murphy by supplementing his diet with pharmaceutical grade omega-3-fatty acid rich fish oils. My preference is a product called Nordic Naturals. You can purchase this online.Best regards ***** ***** of luck to you and Murphy! Thank you for choosing JustAnswer!Dr. Roger
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ty so much Dr Roger. I guess I picked out the right cat after all. We BOTH have the same thing..lol I will get right on it. Ty again.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Oh Dr Roger sorry but how do I get it down?
Expert:  Dr. Welton replied 10 months ago.
Hello. The pills are small, so you could just pill the kitty twice a day....there are many You Tube videos you can watch for technique, just search "how to pill a cat." You can also get gummy medicating treats called Pill pockets that come in both feline and canine treats for ease of medicating. You can purchase these online or at large pet stores.Best lf luck!Dr. R

Related Cat Veterinary Questions