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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Do you think it's ok to put a little chest rub under her chin where she can't lick it to help keep her nose clear?

My girl Ginger is on medication to clear up a cold and comes wandering into the room in the early hours for cuddles, her snotty breathing wakes you up!

Wish I could get her to blow her nose

Good news is that she's actually playing today so is on the road to recovery
post #2 of 12
I used to put a little vapo rub on the humidifier I used. I wouldn't put it directly on the cat as she will likely lick it off.
post #3 of 12
You can give her some catnip to try to get her to sniff and hopefully sneeze.

You can also put her in the bathroom and get it really steamy in there.
post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Doolittle
I used to put a little vapo rub on the humidifier I used. I wouldn't put it directly on the cat as she will likely lick it off.
post #5 of 12
I wouldn't use the stuff directly on the cat, but do use a humidifier. You can buy one cheaply at a good grocery store in the baby food baby items aisle
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
A humidifier is out of our budget at the moment but good idea.
She can't lick under her chin can she?
What if I rubbed some along the inside of her collar?
post #7 of 12
I would get her into see a vet, but if you need something until your appointment, my vet turned me on to "Little Noses". It is sold in the baby section at most stores and it is under $5. http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...04&id=prod1404
post #8 of 12
I would not put anything like vapo rub on a cat, not a good idea. I recently bought a humidifier at Safeway for $8.00 it was just a small one but it does the trick. You can put the cat into a hot steamy bathroom to open up his sinuses, but if he is that congested, he should see a vet. Keep the stuff off the collar as well because it can burn the skin- Little noses is another option if you have it in your area, if not, plain saline drops for babies will work too
post #9 of 12
well... u can try get the chest rub near ur cat's nose n let him sniff to ease his nasal blockage instead...
post #10 of 12
I've been told in another forum that eucalyptus can cause liver toxicity & neurological responses in cats. Just wanted to pass that along.

Amanda
post #11 of 12
Definately don't put the vapour rub on the cat - He will be able to lick it off no matter where you put it - He's just use his paw to get to it, and then lick it off his paw.

I would try what horatio said and maybe just put the pot up to the cats nose and get her to sniff it a bit.

Hope she feels better soon!
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
maybe just put the pot up to the cats nose and get her to sniff it a bit.

Hope she feels better soon!
Thanks for the tips everyone

Miss snotty is sleeping in the sun on the sofa and sounding a little better.
She's turned into an undercover cat, squeezing under the Duvet between my DH and I .
I've been keeping a hanky with rub in the middle near her when she sleep that has been helping as well as bathroom time. Mind you she's a bathroom groupie anyway so it's an easy one.

Off to the vets tomorrow for another checkup.
She's not so keen on eating her food lately, but then I think that's because it tastes like medicine
I've become a coward when it comes to squirting medicine down her throat, she becomes a little bundle of claws :0
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