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I am sorry to hear that Dominic is having some issues with sneezing and coughing. Is he having any discharge from his nose? If so, please describe it.
Thanks for the information. Did Dominic have an issue with an upper respiratory infection when he was a kitten?
Thanks. Have there been any other cats in the household?
I see. Did he have any problems with respiratory infections when you got him?
Thanks. While it could be allergies, these symptoms are usually us concerned about an upper respiratory infection. It may be viral at this point and will respond to 500 mg of L-lysine twice daily. You can get a Lysine paste from most pet stores or online. In many cases, though, we will treat them with antibiotics because they often turn bacterial. If there is a lot of congestion or a thick, greenish-yellowish discharge from the nose, they definitely need antibiotics. Some vets may treat with 2 mg of chlorpheniramine twice as an antihistamine as well.
I think if he is eating and drinking well, and doesn't seem very congested, it is fine to try the paste first to see if it helps.
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