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The package says "Everything they need nothing they don't." This saline spray has 7 ingredients including water, salt, moisturizer, water softeners, chelating agents, and a surfactant that is known to irritate humans. You would be better served buying one of the two competirors, arm & hammer simply saline or boogie mist which both only contain water and salt. Furthermore, they say on the box no side effects even though several of these ingredients are known to sometimes produce side effects. If I'm going to put this up my baby's noise I'm not going to take a needless risk. I've used simply saline on myself and boogie mist on my baby, they both have great reviews and work extremely well.
From Wikipedia: Benzalkonium chloride is a human skin and severe eye irritant. It is a suspected respiratory toxicant, immunotoxicant, gastrointestinal toxicant and neurotoxicant.
My cat has had chronic congestion since the day I brought him home, and this is the only thing that's helped him breathe somewhat normally. The vet didn't even know what to do with him, so this was my last ditch effort at finding a solution. As long as your cat is willing to tolerate you tipping their head back for a few seconds, I think it's worth trying out on your chronically congested cats.
I put two drops in each nostril one to two times a day (depending on how bad he is), he hasn't had nearly as many breathing problems as he used to. Hopefully this review helps other frustrated cat owners.
I could not survive without these drops! My little guy is a mucusy baby and always has tacky boogers/snot in his nose, making it difficult for him to breathe. I put 1-2 drops of saline and then use the nose freida and it works like magic. I have used the drops on their own and it definitely helps loosen things up but if you want the stuff out- you have to use suction. I have found the best way to apply the drops to a smaller infant is to sit my baby up on my knees at an incline and just barely tilt his head back. I place 1-2 drops on the edge of his nose and kind of rub it up into his nose with my fingertip.
These drip onto my little ones face right away if I am trying to use them as a nose drop. And then he tries to eat the drops when they roll down his face. Yuck. So I figured I would use the spray feature instead on my stuffy baby this morning, it says safe for newborns after all. I sprayed this into his nose and suddenly he couldn’t breathe AT ALL. In a panic I had to stick my mouth on his nose and suck, so he could breathe until I could find my aspirator and clear him out. He of course sounded better and less stuffy after I used the aspirator, but um, NO thanks! Next time I’ll stick with the saline drops from NoseFrida. My son doesn’t even seem to notice the spray on that one, let alone choke on it.