Thanks so much for your very helpful reply. The first thing to give Chiquita is 2 drops of honey every 4 hours to sooth her throat. . You can use a dropper or have her lick it off a spoon.
She can have any of these antihistamines:
Benadryl at a dose of 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet given twice daily or
Chlorpheniramine at a dose of 2-4 mg twice a day or
Claritin (Loratadine) at a dose of 2.5-5 mg/cat or
Zyrtec (cetirizine) 5 mg once or twice a day
It is important to ensure that the formulations used contain ONLY the antihistamine and are not combination products (e.g. Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine, which could cause very significant adverse effects in a cat).
I usually add one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeton to a tablespoon of baby food chicken (no onion or garlic) every 24 hours.
Discontinue all dry cat food. Feed smooth pate canned food.
Dry food has more calories than wet. It can cause overweight, diabetes, respiratory issues and other negative things.
Please read articles written by a feline vet:
On wet food she will lose weight naturally.
Try to get a hepa filter to clear the air.
Use only dust free litter.
Please let me know how she does on this program
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