Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
You can treat most URI's at home. Give 2 drops of honey every 4 hours to sooth his throat.
He can have little noses pediatric nose drops.
Feed him odorous foods like tuna and canned cat food so he keeps eating.
Make a steam room in your bathroom by running a hot shower. Take Jack in for ten minute intervals
Give Jack an anthistamine:
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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