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Experience:  ER and general medicine Veterinarian since 2005
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He's lethargic, weak and seems congested Is there something

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he's lethargic, weak and seems congested Is there something over the counter that can be given to him?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Chris is the cats name and he's 14
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chris?
Customer: no, he's always been active and healthy.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 3 months ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 11 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

This sounds like an upper respiratory infection. There is no medication you can give except a daily probiotic... you can give human ones or buy some at a pet store. Then you can bring the cat into the bathroom twice daily and run a hot, steamy shower with no fan on and let the cat breathe the steam for 10mins at a time. Antibiotics will resolve this quickly, though, so ideally you should see a vet. But if that is not financially feasible you can try this first. You can also use a saline nasal spray and turn the bottle upside down and drip it into the cat's nostrils and that can help get the congestion/snot out.

I hope that I have answered your question thoroughly. If you still have questions, please reply. If you feel that I have provided anything less than excellent service, please reply to me first before rating my service and let me know how I can better assist you. Thank you for your question; it has been a pleasure being able to provide assistance. Bonuses are not necessary, but are appreciated, as they go directly to me rather than to the website. Best of luck.

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 3 months ago.

Hi there... I see that you read my response but have not replied back to me... how is your cat doing? Did you understand my response? Is there any way I can assist you further?