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Does Vick's Vapo rub help cat's breathing?

Species: Cat
Breed: mixed
Age: 5-8 years
My vet says my cat has a sinus tumor and a Iwas wondering if vicks would help him to breathe easier?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I'm so sorry to hear that Kitty may have a tumor in his nose.

Vicks actually can be mildly toxic to cats and can cause salivating, vomiting and diarrhea. So, unfortunately I would not suggest using vicks.

One thing that may help is to run the shower for a while and get the bathroom good and steamy. Then, you can have Kitty stay in the bathroom for 10 minutes. The steam may help to loosen up the congestion.

I hope this helps!

Dr. Marie.

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