I am not sure what illness he has... cold? allergies?

My cat started sneezing three days ago. there was no mucous at first and i figured maybe he sniffed something like pepper and it would pass. it gradually got worse so i gave him half of a childs dose of benedryl. it helped but the third time i tried to give him a dose he began to drool profusely right before i put the pill in his mouth, which i have never seen him do. so i stopped giving him the medicine hoping it would clear up on its own. it is now three days since the first symptoms and he does have mucous even though it is clear, it is all over and he wont let me touch his nose anymore. his eyes are also getting a little watery, hes been squinting a lot more and the sneezing is still going on. the sneezing comes in waves every thirty minutes or so. the mucous is clear but he is starting to eat a little less and is hanging out under the bed during the day which is very out of character for him. is it a cold? allergies? help!

Asked by Member 1133714 on Oct 1st 2012 Tagged cold, allergies, sneeze in Illness & Disease
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Izadore (Izzie)

At no time should you ever medicate your cat on your own, without the advice of a vet. Benedryl is powerful stuff, even the kid's kind and even a half-dose could prove toxic. To be honest, your cat is ill and from what you've written, appears to be getting worse. He is presenting you with all the signs of becoming more and more unwell. He has stopped eating, he is lethargic, he is hiding and he obviously has an upper respiratory infection. The only way to get him better is to take him to his vet. Vets understand that times are tough today and they will work with you on payments. Without treatment, things do not bode well for your cat.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/2/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer