Although most of the time a sneezing cat is nothing to worry about, there are occasions when a cat sneezing may be a sign of something more than just a cold. Very friendly cat, came right up to me and I could tell it was a kitten at the time, so I took it inside. Infected cats become lifetime carriers of feline herpesvirus, shedding virus during periods of stress. Most viruses are transferred by direct contact – even the human flu virus is most efficiently shared around on hands rather than by direct sneezing onto someone else! I had a scope put up her nose to see if there was anything in there that was causing irritation. My dogs are always sticking their nose in the grass around the fence of their pen as they follow the trail of a mouse or other small rodent that passed through it. Instead, your cat may experience boughts of sneezing, watery eyes and even nasal discharge.
Cats will often lose their appetite and sometimes become dehydrated. In that cats would experience flare-ups and breakouts just like humans. The Calicivirus is a viral disease that can cause a serious upper respiratory infection in cats. Acute calicivirus can cause fever, nasal discharge, sneezing, and ulceration of the mouth and tongue. Bacteria can also cause sneezing. Even though they will never display symptoms, they can still pass the virus on to other cats. If your cat has been boarded recently or has been adopted from a shelter, the chance of FCV is dramatically increased.
FCV can run rampant among a group of cats. Complications from Feline Herpes – Feline herpes is just like its human counterpart, with the cat having flare ups and breakouts. He’s a tiny little thing, but very long and fluffy. If your cat is just sneezing, usually no supportive care is necessary. This virus, in cats as in humans, lasts forever by lurking in nerve tissue is various locations. Thomas: If you smoke in your house and you’re not ready to quit, we’d strongly recommend that you only smoke outdoors. Cats and dogs can both be infected by a virus or bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections.
While allergies could be the culprit, your cat may have something much more serious. He will make this diagnosis based on symptoms and can have the diagnosis confirmed by taking a swab from your cat’s throat and sending it to the laboratory for testing. Now that we have the two worst reasons why cats sneeze out of the way, we can talk about the other common feline sinus problems that do not have such serious causes and are easier to treat.