February 02, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Cat Eye
It’s very common to find your cat to sneeze from time to time like all other human beings. As a cat owner, it is natural to be slightly concerned, if this is cause for concern. Is this a symptom of a serious health issue? There are many aspects to look at and consider when the kitty is sneezing. Either it might be an issue or not. It all depends. It’s important to understand why a cat sneezes, and what you can do to help improve this condition.
The most known reason that a cat might sneeze is because they are experiencing an upper respiratory infection. When you notice that your cat sneezes in “fits”, which may last up to a minute or half a minute in length then it could be an upper respiratory infection. This infection is usually also accompanied by other symptoms, such as swollen, and red eyes. With the proper treatment and with pet doctor’s advice, your cat should recover from this condition.
If the sneezing happens once in awhile it might be just be due to something temporarily irritating the cat’s nasal passages. Your kitty explores out by using its nose and could have inhaled something that is irritating, resulting in sneezing. So periodic sneezing is not usually an indicator of something serious.
Another thing to consider is the simultaneous presence of any other symptoms, such as excessive mucus, coughing, or swelling of the eyes or glands and discharge in the eyes due to sneezing. This is usually caused by a virus and in that case is very contagious. The symptoms will often start after your cat has been in contact with an infected animal.
If you notice your cat is sneezing blood, then it is definitely a cause for concern. It’s very important that you don’t delay and you bring your cat to a veterinary hospital immediately.