Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.
Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.
Do any of the cats go outside?
How is Bells appetite?
When did the upper respiratory tract signs start?
Did you see these two other questions?
So most likely she has an upper respiratory tract infection which is a "cold."
Normally it resolves on its own in 7-10 days.
If she is sneezing a lot, or she has nasal congestion, you can buy some human nasal saline drops. Put one drop in each nostril twice a day to help flush out mucous and soothe irritated nasal passages.
When you take a shower bring her into the bathroom and steam out her respiratory tract.
You can also give her 1/4 of a 10mg Zyrtec tablet every 24 hours for sneezing. That is an over the count human antihistamine.
Keeping a humidifier in the room can help as well.
Signs she should see a vet are:
Not eating for 24 hours
Yellow nasal or eye drainage
Lots of open mouth breathing
But normally an upper respiratory tract infection resolves in 7-10 days.
You are very welcome.
Warm her food to make it more fragrant. Cats do not eat well if they can not smell their food.
And add warm water or low sodium broth to her food to help increase fluid intake.
Yikes. The key board is not a good place of a hairball episode. ; )