Why is my cat stuffy all the time?
What Causes Feline Rhinitis? Rhinitis in cats is a common complication of upper respiratory infections (cat flu). Viral infection (feline herpesvirus or feline calicivirus) is the most common cause of these infections.
Why does my cat throw up all over the place?
Hair, grass, and other foreign bodies may trigger vomiting. Hairballs look like cylinders of hair and they usually arrive in a puddle of clear liquid, sometimes mixed with food. Cats who go outside may also retch up grass. Depending on when your cat last ate, the grass may come with some food.
What to do when your cat has an episode?
You can follow these steps to reduce the likelihood of an episode: Always allow access to clean, fresh water. Choose an appropriate diet. Strictly dry cat food does not provide sufficient water intake. Many cats have fewer episodes when on food containing good fiber content. Reduce environmental stress.
What can I do for my cat who is congested?
Try steam therapy. If your cat is chronically congested, steam therapy can help. The warm vapor may help loosen mucus in your cat’s nose and nasal passages, making it easier for the cat to breathe. Try taking your cat into the bathroom and closing the door.
How often does a constipated cat go to the litter box?
Keep in mind, even if what you see in the litter box looks like diarrhea, it may be secondary to an impaction. Cats mostly defecate once to twice a day, but a constipated cat will only go every two to four days. This period of constipation may cause cats to become dehydrated, so make sure your cat gets water.
What causes a cat to growl at a new person?
Triggers may include introducing a new pet or even a new person into the house, a recent move, or new cats in the neighborhood. -Status aggression occurs when a cat attempts to run the house. Cats who growl when you try to move them, block doors, or bite you when you pay attention to another pet may be asserting themselves in this manner.
When to take your cat to the vet for an urethral plug?
There is little that can be done at home once the symptoms are noticed. A male cat should always be seen IMMEDIATELY by a veterinarian because of the risk of a urethral plug forming. A female cat should be seen within 24 hours, or sooner if she is showing other symptoms (vomiting, lethargy, etc.)
Why does my cat attack me out of nowhere?
Although owners often report a cat attacking out of nowhere, cats often exhibit subtle changes in body positioning before launching into an actual act of aggression. These postures may be a clue in pinpointing the trigger for the aggressive behavior, as well as a much-needed warning before future attacks.
Why does my cat have a hard time peeing?
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) When you see that your cat can’t pee or is straining to urinate, you know he or she must be uncomfortable. This straining is usually due to cystitis, also known as inflammation of the bladder. If you have ever been diagnosed with cystitis, you can sympathize with your cat.