Ever see a little wrinkle its nose and let out with a cute? б It sounds sort of like БPfft! Б and may or may not be accompanied by a few droplets. We all sneeze on occasion for what is seemingly no reason. As you might imagine, If your cat sneezes once in a while, and is otherwise active and normal, it is probably nothing to worry about. However, if your catБs sneezes are more than occasional or are accompanied by blood or mucus, or if your cat has a concurrent discharge from his eyes or also has a, the sneeze may be a sign of more significant problems. Whether youБre concerned, or just curious, read on for some possible reasons why your kitty might sneeze:
1. A simple, benign tickle This may be the most obvious cause for sneezing. A simple tickle in the catБs nose, such as a bit of dust or a mild chemical irritant, can cause a reflexive sneeze. Think of the animated cat that sneezes when he inhales a bit of pepper. This kind of sneezing is not unlike scratching a tickle or an itch. 2.
Respiratory infections Another common cause of sneezing is associated with a respiratory, most often a infection. ThatБs right, our feline friends! Likely infectious diseases include: Less commonly seen fungal infections can also cause sinus disease that results in nasal inflammation. Viral respiratory infections may be accompanied by a cough and even more commonly by excessive tearing or discharge accumulating in the eyes. 3. Chemical irritants On occasion a noxious smell or chemical fumes associated with various solvents can produce inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinuses. Sneezing is the bodyБs way of ridding itself of that irritation. Some cats can also be sensitive to inhaled tobacco smoke, perfumes and various chemicals. [ ] 4. Foreign bodies Nasal foreign bodies such as blades of grass or grass awns can find their way into the nasal cavity. The result is first, irritation and if the object is not expelled (Бsneezed outБ), there is a likelihood of a nasal infection. 5.
Dental disease Dental disease can cause sneezing particularly involving root infections. Infections of the feline can allow to establish in the nasal sinus with resulting and sneezing. 6. Allergies to pollens Pollen are much less common in cats than in people, but are not unheard of either. 7. Intranasal vaccines that fight against respiratory infections frequently cause sneezing for a few days after they are administered. The sneezing generally lasts for only a few days and goes away on its own, requiring no treatment. If your cat sneezes only occasionally, no treatment is generally needed. However, if your cat has other symptoms such as discharge from the nose and eyes, the presence of blood or mucus in the nose, decreased activity or loss of appetite, have your cat examined by your veterinarian. If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian Б they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
Sneezing is a natural body mechanism in cats. P The occasional bout of sneezing is generally nothing to worry about, however if the sneezing is persistent and/or is accompanied by other symptoms, veterinary attention is necessary to find the underlying cause. There are many causes for sneezing, some of which are covered below. What Causes sneezing in cats? Allergies generally cause skin problems in cats however they can also cause hay fever\’ like symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing. Allergies can relate to something in the diet, something in the environment such as household cleaning products or more natural allergens such as pollen. PIf the sneezing occurs at a particular time of the year it may be the result of a seasonal allergy. i. e. pollen Similar to humans, dust can cause a sinus irritation in cats. So if you are cleaning and dusting, renovating, using a heater or air conditioner for the first time in the season, using a wood fire place or there is generally more dust or airborne particles in the air, then this could be a cause.
Cigarette and tobacco smoke is a common cause of respiratory problems in cats and can cause sneezing. The roots of the teeth are located very closely with the sinuses and when the root of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause drainage into the sinuses and lead to sneezing. Your cat may have an upper respiratory viral or bacterial infection from another cat. Respiratory infections can have effects much like human colds and sinus infections and can be treated. Sneezing accompanied by blood may be a sign of nasal cancer or fungal infection. how is sneezing in cats treated? If the sneezing is persistent it is important to see a veterinarian to ensure there is no underlying health problem such as an infection or allergy. If you are unsure and concerned about your cat please call one of our friendly healthcare team members and they can discuss your cat\’s current health and wellness and provide further advice. P