What can I give my cat for sinus problems?

Decongestants can be helpful: diphenhydramine HCl 2-4 mg/kg PO q8h, or dimenhydrinate 4 mg/cat PO q8h, or pseudoephedrine 1 mg/kg PO q8h. Nasal decongestant drops are challenging to administer, but can be very helpful: 0.05% xylometazoline (1 drop into each nostril SID for three days only to avoid rebound congestion).

How can I relieve my cats sinus pressure?

At home, you can try using a plain (non-medicated) saline nasal spray (available over the counter at any drugstore) if your cat tolerates it. It will help thin any “stuck” mucus and often stimulates sneezing, which helps expel mucus and bacteria. Tip the bottle upside down to drip 1-2 drops onto each nostril.

How do you clear a cat’s nasal passages?

The use of a humidifier, a vaporizer, or the steam from a hot shower may help your cat breathe more easily. Gently wipe nasal discharge from your cat’s nostrils with a soft damp towel. Your cat may not be able to smell his/her food as well as before.

How can I naturally decongest my cat?

Warm, humid air Dry, cold air can irritate nasal passages and cause mucous to dry and adhere to the nasal walls. A humidifier can help keep the nasal passages open so your cat can breathe easier. Alternatively, taking your cat with you into the bathroom while you shower can have a similar effect.

Is there a decongestant for cats?

A popular and 100 percent safe natural decongestant for cats and humans alike is a nasal spray containing plain saline. You can get the saline solution over-the-counter in any drug store. Carefully spray the kitty’s nostrils or insert the solution with a syringe.

What does a congested cat sound like?

It sometimes sounds a little like snoring or deep purring and is usually caused by obstruction of the nasal passages or throat. Noisy Exhalation: When the noise occurs on the exhale, this is known as stridor.

How can I help my cat breathe better?

To help your cat breathe easier, try bringing it into a bathroom, shutting the door, and running a hot shower for 10 minutes, which can help clear up your cat’s congestion so it’s easier to breathe.

Will Benadryl help my cats stuffy nose?

Benadryl decongestant for cats Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine, is another decongestant safe for use by cats that helps control allergies.

Is Vicks Vapor Rub OK for cats?

Camphor is commonly found in topical pain or arthritis body rubs. Examples of some common trade names containing camphor include Carmex, Tiger Balm, Vicks VapoRub, Campho-Phenique, etc. Camphor is readily absorbed across the skin, and should never be applied to dogs or cats due to risks for poisoning.