It is possible Sammy has a sore throat and maybe a fever. Normal for a cat is 100- 102.
Rub a drop of honey into his gums.It will raise his blood sugar and also sooth his throat.
Drain the water from a can of tuna into a dish. See if he will lap it up for hydration. If he does offer some tuna.
You can add 250 mg of lysine to his water or use these:
Get a few jars of baby food chicken with no onion powder.Warm it to bring out the aroma in case he has difficulty smelling his food.
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 he 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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