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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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He has been coughing for the past week and seems to have given

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He has been coughing for the past week and seems to have given the cough to my other cat. not sure if he needs to go on or not
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Matix and hes 3. he has puked up some hairballs too but thats it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Matix?
Customer: when he jumps off things and lands he starts coughing right away. other than that everything else is normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry Matix has a cough. this is related to a sore throat and upper respiratory infection.

Give both cats two drops of honey (by dropper) every four hours to sooth their throats.

Remove all dry food and any wet with pieces, chunks or shreds. Feed smooth pate canned food or baby food chicken with no onion or garlic until all coughing and vomiting stops.

Add lysine to the community water.

Or use these:

If either kitty develops a fever or colored mucus he will require an antibiotic.

Please let me know how he is doing. Just reply here or if you prefer, we can speak on the phone.

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