What can I give my cat who has a bad cold, runny eyes, and congestion?

I have a 3yr. old male Short Hair American Tabby w/ history of sinus problems, but all was o.k. until recently he now has a bad running nose with yellow-greenish mucous, runny eyes, and some cough and congestion. What do you recommend I try first?

Asked by Member 730957 on Sep 8th 2008 Tagged sinus, cough, cold, infection, treat in Allergies
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Izadore (Izzie)

Actually, the best thing you could give him is a visit to the vet. Your cat is obviously sick, and needs to be seen by his doctor. Lung/respiratory infections can be fatal if not treated. We would love to help if we could, but it's not a good idea to dispense medical information from a board like this. The wrong advice could prove dangerous or even fatal. Your cat needs to be seen by a professional, diagnosed and treated. There are no "home remedies" for a cat with a respiratory tract infection.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 9/8/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


As usual, I agree with Izzie on this one. Yellow-greenish mucus could indicate an infection, plus impede your kitty's breathing. You should immediately go to the vet to see what's going on. The vet will probably prescribe clavamox or amoxicillin (both are relatively low cost antibiotics) but do not try to "dose" the cat with any drugs you have in your home. Only a vet can determine if your cat needs medications and in what dosage.

Schmoo answered on 9/8/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer