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Is she still eating normally for you?
Is the discharge from her eyes pigmented or clear?
Thank you so much.
I am so sorry to hear that your companion is not well. It does sound like they may have a developing respiratory infection which is best treated by seeing a veterinarian. If I can help you find one, I will need your location. In the interim, be on the lookout for additional symptoms to develop. The directions below should help if any occur:
To help with any congestion in the nose, try pediatric saline nose drops.
To help with chest congestion, try steam therapy in a shower 2 times daily. Be sure that your companion is with an adult that is observing at all times.
To help with closed or crusty eyes or nostrils, apply a warm compress for 20 minutes every few hours.
I can also recommend this ophthalmic medication for eye symptoms (crusting, oozing, thick discharge, etc): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXX34Z2?pf_rd_r=Y9KM7Z8PRG5GQQ2S13SP&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=9a10990e-b33d-**********bc25&pd_rd_w=OgfVH&pd_rd_wg=VVSUz&ref_=pd_gw_unk
You can use echinacea to boost their immune response and help with respiratory symptoms. Dosing info here: http://ratguide.com/meds/herbals_health_supplements/echinacea.php This can be used in all pocket pets, but if your companion is smaller than 1#, you'll want to use half of the recommended dosage.
I would absolutely plan to see your vet as quickly as possible for care. If they, too, believe a URI may have caused these symptoms, they will want to start them on antibiotics which should be curative within just a few days.
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Does this all make sense? Do you have any additional questions I can address today on this topic?
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