Why is my cat sniffling and coughing?

Why is my cat sniffling and coughing?

Sniffling, sneezing, clear to pus-like discharge from the eyes and/or nose, coughing and lethargy are common symptoms of an upper respiratory infection in cats. On examination, your veterinarian may also check for oral ulcers, sometimes caused by FVR and FCV.

What should I do if my cat keeps sneezing and coughing?

If the sneezing is chronic and the cat presents other symptoms as well, you should visit the vet. The cat may have a serious upper respiratory infection or sinusitis, which need to be treated with traditional medication. When sneezing or coughing, avoid giving your cat human medications, as these may harm your cat. Acetaminophen is toxic for cats.

Why does my cat sneeze all the time?

Other causes of sneezing: While the reason for your cat’s sneezing is most likely inhaled irritants or a virus, there are some more serious causes to consider. There could be an infection in the roots of the teeth that is draining into the nasal passages, or your cat could even have tumors in the nose.

When to call the vet if your cat is sneezing?

If you don’t notice any of these more severe symptoms but are still concerned, it never hurts for your cat to get a checkup and ease your mind! If the coughing or sneezing is frequent (more than once per week) or fits are severe or prolonged, it is time to call your vet.

Can a cat get herpes from a sneezing cat?

Unless, of course, the sneezing is repetetive, has a sudden onset, and is associated with other symptoms like nasal or eye discharge (either clear or colored). Cats get Herpes, just like humans do. Not the exact SAME Herpes, mind you – you can’t get Herpes from your cat.

What should I do if my cat is coughing and sneezing?

Upper respiratory infection: Just like with sneezing, coughing can be a sign of a respiratory infection. Especially if there is an excess of mucus entering the airways. Asthma: If coughing is accompanied by wheezing, your cat may have asthma. If you suspect asthma is the issue, your vet can help you confirm and come up with a care plan.

What causes a cat to sneeze and then reverse it?

Chronic dental disease can also lead to both chronic sneezing and reverse sneezing. Mites found in the nasal cavities can also be a cause for any of these physical reflexes. The first method of diagnosis will be for your veterinarian to distinguish between sneezing and reverse sneezing in your cat.

If you don’t notice any of these more severe symptoms but are still concerned, it never hurts for your cat to get a checkup and ease your mind! If the coughing or sneezing is frequent (more than once per week) or fits are severe or prolonged, it is time to call your vet.

Unless, of course, the sneezing is repetetive, has a sudden onset, and is associated with other symptoms like nasal or eye discharge (either clear or colored). Cats get Herpes, just like humans do. Not the exact SAME Herpes, mind you – you can’t get Herpes from your cat.