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I treated a room with borax and I have been vaccuuming it every day but a significant amount of powder always shows up in the vacuum cleaner so I haven’t let the cats in there yet but I opened the door for a bit today and one cat keeps coughing and the other has eye inflammation

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the cat's name and age?

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Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?

Coughing cat is Charlie and he is 3 and a half and the one with eye inflammation is bugg and she is just a little bit younger than him

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Charlie and Bugg

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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago
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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

Hi and Merry Christmas,

Borax can irritate the eyes and mucus membranes. You can give each kitty one mg per lb of benedryl every 12 hours.

I usually cut a 25 mg pill in half and add it to canned or baby food chicken so they do not detect it

For irritated eyes apply a damp teabag several times a day.

I hope they feel better very soon.

Kind regards,

Terri

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
One of them is now sneezing
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Should I be worried that they might have borax toxicity
Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

benedryl will cure the sneezing as well

they can also have l lysine every day

http://www.calvetsupply.com/product/Optixcare_L_Lysine_Soft_Chews_60_Chews/Cat_Treats_and_Grass

you do not need to worry as toxicity only occurs in cases of ingestion of large amounts

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sorry to be so paranoid but do you know the amount at which it is toxic for cats
Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

please do not apologize, i know you are worried about your fur babies

they would need to eat at least a tablespoon to be affected negatively

simple exposure only causes respiratory issues

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have been vaccuuming the room for weeks now and the borax is still there. It seems to be never ending.
Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

do you discard the vacuum bags or leave them in the machine?

plus open the windows a hour a day

did you use borax to kill fleas?

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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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