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My cat started having sneezing fits yesterday. She'll be ok

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My cat started having sneezing fits yesterday. She'll be ok and then start sneezing over and again.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Any nasal discharge?

2- Any other symptoms?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She is healthy otherwise
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She is small not
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not sure of her weight
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Lynda, when a cat is sneezing excessively this can be caused by many different possible causes. Common causes are dust, smoke, allergies, a foreign body, etc. to name a few causes. This is what you can try:

1- Open the hot water in your bathroom and allow her to breathe the steam for a few minutes, this will help clear her nasal passages.

2- Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours for a few days. You can buy benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy.

3- If no improvement after doing the above follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter