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Q. What can I get for my cat for her cold

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. These are some general recommendations on what you can do before without taking her to your veterinarian. Unfortunately most of the times moderate to severe forms of upper respiratory tract infections will require antibiotics.

You can keep the eyes and nose free of discharge using cotton moistened with warm water. Warm canned cat food or meat flavored baby food to encourage your cat to eat. Provide plenty of fresh water for drinking.

Using a vaporizer that produces warm moist air will help the nasal passages and sinuses to drain. You can use the vaporizer putting her inside her carrier (shut) and leaving the vaporizer OUTSIDE her carrier so she cannot get in contact with it.

Cover it up with a towel and lift it every 20-30 seconds. Continue for 5 minutes twice daily. If she does not like it or she gets too stressed stop it and do not repeat it.

If the respiratory infection/inflammation persist I would recommend to take her to your veterinarian for a check up and appropriate treatment.


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