Treating your Feline for a Cold
The first step is to clean and disinfect anything your
cat comes in contact with such as bedding. In order to
help your feline breathing you may like to use a steam
vaporizer. Another idea for if you don't have a steam
vaporizer would be to put your cat in the bathroom and
run a hot shower.
Keep an eye on your cats diet as he or she may stop
eating as their sense of smell is very important to them
eating. If your cat does stop eating it may be an idea
to change what you feed them to a stronger smelling food
such as tuna.
Your felines eyes may become water, cotton balls are
very good for keeping them clean.
Your felines nose may become blocked, so ask your vet
about using nose drops like Afrin Children's Strength.
Your vet may suggest applying one drop to one nostril on
the first day followed by a second drop on the second
day to the remaining nostril. This should not be done
for more than 5 days.
Feline Cold Related Cough
A cough suggests their is congestion in your cat's
bronchial tubes. If your feline has water eyes and is
sneezes along with its cough, this may suggest Feline Upper
Respiratory Disease. If your feline also has a mucus
discharge and has a strained neck, then he or she may have
Treating your Feline for a Cold with a Cough
If your feline has a cough then it is best to contact
your veterinarian who is likely to prescribe Robitussin-DM.
This liquefies the mucus and helps suppress your felines
cough. You vet may recommend a dosage of around a half
teaspoon for every 10 ponds of your cats weight given every
six hours. Robitussin-DM contains dextromethorphan and
guaifenesen. If your feline is only struggling with a mucus
problem then Plain Robitussin may be more suitable, with a
half teaspoon for every 10 pounds of your cats weight given
every 4 hours. Its very important that you don't
give your feline anything containing acetaminophen
(Tylenol). Its also important not to give your feline any
medication without first having consulted your veterinarian.
If your cat has lost his or her appetite and normally eats a
dry food, you should try a wet food as cats rely on their
smell to determine what they are eating and wet foods smell
more than dry. Wet food will also help keep your cat
If your cat seems to be having trouble breathing and is
wheezing, this can indicate a build up of fluid in their
chest. Wheezing may also point to:
Natural Remedies for Persistent Feline Colds
If your cat is prone to catching a cold then their are a
few supplements that can be given that will help reduce
their chance of getting a cold.
Calcium Sulphate helps for a healthy throat and nasal
Ferrum phosphate helps oxygen and iron absorption
Hepar. sulphate helps for a healthy throat and lungs
Sambucus nigra or Elder flowers help with sustaining a
normal body temperature
Vebascum thapsus or Mullein leaves help to sooth and
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