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Q: I have an 11 year old calico cat that sneezes constantly.

April 26, 2010 | By Lorrabella | 8 answers | Expired: 1684 days ago

She sneezes all day long, and this has been going on for a long time (as long as I can remember). Is there anything that can be done? It can't be from her food because when I adopted her from the animal shelter, they told me that the only food I could give her was Purina urinary track formula and that is all she ever gets.

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Jillian
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Apr 26, 2010

it could be allergies, which can be treated w/an antihistamine - including benedryl if you don't want to get a prescription. could be more serious, like a deviated septum. this seems to come w/a lot of discharge though and i'd assume if she's gone this long w/something bigger and badder than allergies, she's probably alright. try the benedryl, i think it's half a pill every 8 hours, but don't quote me on that {zoomates, is that right?} and if that doesn't work, you can use a saline spray to clear out the passageway. this involves a plunger and saline solution. don't remember the dose for that either.

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Michele Z.
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Apr 26, 2010

It does sound like an allergy, but to what? You could try changing her food. If it is fish-based, your cat might be allergic to fish, so try chicken or turkey. If it is poultry, try feeding fish-flavored!

Keep a record of what type of food(s) you feed your cat and whether the sneezing has increased, decreased, or stayed the same.

Your cat could also be allergic to something on you (e.g., perfume) or something you are using in the house (e.g., air freshener).

Without knowing for sure if the sneezing is due to allergies and/or what your cat is allergic to, it will be difficult to determine the appropriate remedy. A vet exam may be your best bet. (And your cat could be given a prescription food that is low allergen.)

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Gail S.
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Apr 27, 2010

I recommend that you take your cat to a Vetrinarian. It might be an Upper Respitory Infection which is common in cats and most of the time will not clear up on its own. Cats don't always appear sick even when they are. It is best to get your cat checked out by a Vetrinarian. I would also recommend that you never give your cat any people over the counter medication unless advised by a Vetrinarian. I hope it all turns out ok!

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