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Catarrah & sinus problems

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Curlie, Jun 16, 2010.


  1. Curlie

    Curlie PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    Can anyone help. i have an 11 year old female British shorthair who over the years has seemed to have attacks of what i can only describe as catarrah. The occasions have become more frequent to the point where she has been unable to breathe properly through her mouth for 3 weeks on and off and is very uncomfortable. Sometimes it makes her sneeze a lot and then she gets nose bleeds. Over the years she has had antibiotics pills and jabs but they only temporarily relieve the problem. She has been x-rayed for tumors for the nose bleeds but is all clear. I am currently trying a powder from the vets which is used for mucus related problems together with natural garlic tablets but this gave her relief for a few days and then came straight back.

    i am now desperate for help as i feel i have nowhere to turn and she is so uncomfortable. Has anyone heard of this or had similar problems??

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    She may be allergic to something simple like dust in the cat litter or any air freshners you may have in the house :confused1: if you have any of the plug in air freshners make sure they are pluged in above where your cat walks etc. sorry not much help otherwise.
     
  3. Curlie

    Curlie PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for that. We don't use any chemical products around the house and her litter has been the same for years. Very frustrating and upsetting to see her struggling. Thanks anyway!
     
  4. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Have you tried an air purifier just in case it is an allergy to dust mites or something else in the house? Is there any way that you could strengthen her immune system? Perhaps check out colostrum, which has immune boosting properties.
     
    #4 hobbs2004, Jun 17, 2010
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  5. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Maybe it is the cat litter if you have been using the same stuff for years & she has been suffering for years :confused: deffinately worth looking at if not as Hobbs suggests,:) worth a try
     
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