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« on: March 26, 2009, 11:14:44 AM »

Hi all, new to the forum, your information is very helpful. My vet gave my persian a decongestant for her stuffy nose that is equivalent to Tavist. It is not agreeing with her, it makes her foam at the mouth and we can't get her to take it. Has anyone ever heard of a topical decongestant?

The vet also suggested a nasal operation, and I am not really sure about that one. My kitty is already a real scaredy cat, and that might just send her over the edge....Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 11:27:27 AM »

Decongestants do tend to make them foam unfortunately, nasal medications can have the same effect. You can try a pill popper to get the pill further down her throat so the foaming is less - but I will admit this doesn't always work. You could try nebulizing her but, that would require a nebulizer and a nebulizing box. Probably just going to have to suffer thru the foaming for now. Hopefully she'll get over it soon!

Fultonblue Persians & Himalayans

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 05:25:08 PM »

My vet also recommended a nasal decongestant. It is a children's nose drop. It stopped the foaming and worked pretty well.
I would use it occasionally on cats or kittens.
Mary Haney

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 05:38:11 PM »

My cats had the surgery you are probably talking about, stenotic nare surgery to open the airway. It is not as bad as it sounds and I seriously recommend it if your cat is having much trouble. It has made a huge difference in how they feel because they get enough air when they play, etc.  They still snort some if they get stressed or too excited and Lani gets stuffy on occasion. What my Vet has done that has worked is put the eye drops Neo/Poly/Dex in the nose 2-3 x a day, just a drop. It works and does not cause all the other issues. I would go for the surgery, it should help a bunch.
Good luck


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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 12:07:21 AM »

Good luck with your decision. I hope your kitty gets better!! Cheesy

Ashley & Romeo
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