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Good afternoon, i was hoping that you may be able to help? We

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Good afternoon,
i was hoping that you may be able to help?
We have a 6 year old cat, Tom, who keeps sneezing. We wondered if this was a cold and if there was anything we could do before we went to the Vet?
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Welcome and thanks for asking your question Ann. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any nasal discharge?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Tom has been sneezing for about 3 days, there is some nasal discharge tough not excessive. He has also been grooming excessively for about 2 months now.


Ann, as you have suspected the sneezing could be secondary to a cold. Other possible causes are: Allergens, dust, a foreign body, etc. to name a few causes. This is what you can try:

1- Open the hot water in your bathroom and allow him to breath the vapor/steam for 5 mintues. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next day or so.
2- Start him on Chlorpheniramine 2mg every 8-12 hours. You can find Chlorpheniramine over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).
3- If no improvement within 24 hours of doing the above I would have him examined by family veterinarian.

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