Bless you for saving a shelter kitty.
I am sorry your new fur baby is ill. Upper respiratory virus runs rampant in shelters.
For the eye, use terramycin as directed.
Also apply a cool, damp teabag to her eye several times a day. The tanic acid in the tea will sooth.
Add 250 mg of lysine to her water or use these:
In addition, add one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeten to a tablespoon of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic.
Give it every 24 hours. It is very tiny so she will not detect it
Any of these are also acceptable:
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).
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