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I am sorry your boy is not feeling well.
How long is he sneezing?Has he been exposed to other cats?Is he UTD on his shots?Is he an indoor kitty?Thanks,
I am sorry he is having trouble.
This can be an upper respiratory infection, an allergy or he may have hit his nose or inhaled something like grass or dust.
He may have cat flu. This is analogous to our common cold.It is an airborne virus so no direct contact is necessary
All cats carry upper respiratory virus on their own fur. Cats that live together become immune to the carried strain but as soon as the bacterium is exposed to another cat it will infect them. If this baby was indirectly exposed to other cats he likely contracted it from them or stress.
Feed him very odorous food so he can smell it and will keep eating. If he gets dehydrated, give him a few droppers of unflavored pedialyte throughout the day to hydrate him and balance his electrolytes.You can also offer tuna water drained from the can
He can have an OTC called clortrimeton - a quarter of a ten tablet once a day if he is congested. Or benedryl @ one mg per lb every 12 hours Both work for allergies as well.
You can use little noses pediatric nose drops if his nose is stuffy.
You can also take him in a steamy bathroom where you have run a hot shower to break it up. If he develops any colored mucus that means the infection has turned bacterial and will respond to an antibiotic.Some vets script one even if it is viral to prevent secondary infections like pneumonia.He should be seen if he refuses to eat or gets any worse.
Please let me know how he is feeling. If you get worried I will always be here to help further.Just press reply anytime to talk further.
I hope he feels better very soon.
You are very welcome.It is my pleasure to help someone as wonderful as you!
Yes, these are human meds available in any drugstore.
Heres a link:http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/diphenhydramine-benadryl/page1.aspx http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/chlorpheniramine-maleate-chlor-trimeton/page1.aspx
If he weighs over ten lbs give him one half of a 25 mg benedryl tablet. I would stay away from the liquid because it can cause drooling.
Best wishes for him,
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Keep in mind he may have banged his nose or inhaled something that is annoying him.
So keep an eye on him for any discharge.
Please let me know how he is doing.
There is no charge for follow-up so I am sending this as an info request.
As long as he is eating well, his own immune system should knock out the upper respiratory infection.He does not really need any meds. In fact, since Uri's are viral, antibiotics are only given to prevent secondary infections.
As I said yesterday, he may have just inhaled a little bug or piece of grass.
Continue with the steamy bathroom visits, warm his food as it makes it smellier (which cats love) and keep him on canned food.
Please let me know how he is feeling later today.
Sending as an info request so you are not charged again
Awww poor baby! The third eyelid appears in times of pain, illness or stress.
Please do let me know what the vet says about Lenox, I really care!
Hugs and love for him,
I am happy to hear Lenox is starting to feel a bit better.
You can add 250 mg of l-lysine to his food or water every day to prevent outbreaks of URI complex.