Question by  Wolf (14)

Can I use saline for my cats nose?


Answer by  kcmagpie (46)

Saline labeled for nasal use in humans is non-toxic for cats. A saline drop may help to alleviate minor upper respiratory congestion and facilitate the removal of mucous. Upper respiratory diseases are common in cats and highly contagious. Consult your veterinarian if signs do not resolve in 24-48 hours.


Answer by  Ella22 (610)

Before using saline solution, make sure your cat doesn't have an upper respiratory infection. You can use 1/2 cup rooom temperature water to 1/8 teaspoon of table salt to ease its clogged nose. Use an eyedropper to administer the solution. Saline is not toxic to cats so it can be used as needed.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

You can safely use saline solution in your cats nose. Just remember to make a fresh mixture and use a clean 'dropper' each time to avoid contamination. You can also use saline in a cats eyes to remove foreign objects. Infant droppers work best to administer the saline.


Answer by  jlwilson6 (1098)

You can use saline drops for your cat's nose, but you will need to use just a drop or two of pediatric saline, not the adult saline. It takes a lot less for just a cat. However, some cats just have chronic sinus problems and not a lot can be done about it.


Answer by  YouKnowMyName (32)

Yes, you can. Saline is completely safe for cats and is often used to help alleviate the symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. Saline can also soothe the irritated nasal passages in a cat's nostrils. If your cat is having problems breathing, saline can help break down the mucus, but expect some sneezing.


Answer by  dyingneko (199)

It is ok for people but you should ask your vet if it is ok with cats too. Maybe there is some kind of special medicine for cats. You must to ask it first.

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