13 year old cat with sinus problems

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My 13 year old cat, Twinkles, has a nasal problem. He’s been treated over the past 2 years with different antibiotics( antirobe, clavamox). 3 months ago, my vet had a cat dentist come in & do an x-ray of his mouth & nasal area. They found the left eyetooth was bad and pulled it out, hoping this would alleviate the congestion & discharge from his left nostril. He went about 1 month, then the sypmtoms returned.

He currently runs a cycle of 1 week on Clavamox 2 weeks congestion free, then it starts over. Recently I found Richards Pet Wellness Tonic which has him holding off the congestion. I was to have a rhinoscopy done but finacially at this time $1300,00 is out of my budget. I feel guilty not being able to have this procedure done, but quite honestly, other then the nasal problem, he’s a happy & healthy. Any suggestions if another treatment regimen would be of benefit. ( I almost forgot: the x-ray revealed the absorption of the nasal bones in the left nostril, which was felt came from the infections off & on. Also most times nasal discharge is clear.)

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Asked on May 26, 2015 6:52 pm
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Unfortunately, chronic sinusitis can be a sequel to low grade tooth infections that persists even after the teeth are pulled. At the Sanctuary we have had some success using an antihistamine and Vitamin A supplementation. Generally if the discharge is clear we try to stay away from antibiotics. Nasal drops, such as neosynephrine can also be helpful. ask your regular veterinarian for appropriate doses based on your cat’s size.

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Answered on May 26, 2015 6:53 pm
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