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What decongestant is safe for cats?

What decongestant is safe for cats?

Decongestants can be helpful: diphenhydramine HCl 2-4 mg/kg PO q8h, or dimenhydrinate 4 mg/cat PO q8h, or pseudoephedrine 1 mg/kg PO q8h.

Can u give a cat mucinex?

Cats are even more sensitive to this drug. Cough medications such as dextromethorphan (Robitussin) and guaifenesin (Mucinex) are sometimes used in pets, but should only be used as recommended by your vet.

When to take a congested cat to the vet?

A congested cat’s symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, runny eyes and, in some cases, labored breathing. Congestion usually is not serious, but kittens and elderly cats are at higher risk and should be taken to a veterinarian right away.

What does it mean when your cat has nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion is a manifestation of nasal inflammation (medically termed rhinitis) which leads to excess mucus. The type of discharge will vary depending on the underlying cause but may be watery, mucoid (thick), purulent or bloody.

How old is a 16 year old cat in human years?

The formula for calculating the equivalent age is fairly simple: the first two years of a cat’s life equate to 24 human years and every year thereafter is equivalent to 4 human years. For example, a 16-year-old cat would be equivalent to an 80-year-old human. See our information on how to tell your cat’s age in human years.

Why does my kitten sneeze all the time?

The viruses are spread by wet sneezes from infected cats, and an uninfected cat must be in the same room or share the same toys/food bowls as an infected cat. Due to their undeveloped immune systems, kittens are predisposed to infection and are usually more severely affected.

Which is the only cat with acute congestive heart failure?

The only cat with acute congestive heart failure we’ve ever known was our kitty grammie Shaughnessy, who was 17 when she was afflicted. Siouxsie:Typically, congestive heart failure (CHF) occurs as a result of some other disease — a severe bacterial infection such as a dental abscess, that affects the heart, or chronic heart disease.

When to take your cat to the vet for a cold?

If you suspect any sort of “cold” take your cat to the vet immediately for an examination. Although URI’s are not terribly serious, your cat can get secondary infections during this time period which could be more serious and can lead to chronic illnesses. Many cats with a cold will also have their appetites suppressed.

Why does my cat have a cold all the time?

The cat ‘cold’ is a completely different cup of tea. If your cat has any of the below symptoms for more than a day or two he/she probably has an upper respiratory infection.

Why did Barbara cry when she lost her cat?

Siouxsie:Barbara, we’re so sorry for your loss. Mama cried when she read your letter, because she knows the pain of suddenly losing a beloved cat friend. Thomas:There’s no way you could have known what was about to happen to Zoe.