4 Signs Your Kitty’s Sniffles Require a Vet Visit

4 Signs Your Kitty’s Sniffles Require a Vet Visit

A cat’s sneezing, runny nose or sniffles is a sure sign of sickness, just like with humans. Although a few sneezes are no reason to take a trip to the vet, there are a few things to look for.

4 Signs Your Kitty's Sniffles Require a Vet Visit

Signs of a Sick Kitty

* Sneezing Spasms: If a cat is going through constant fits of sneezing, that is a good sign that there is more going on than a little irritation. It could be a simple fix, such as a vaccine and cleaning up the house a bit, but it could also be a harmful infection.

* Discharge from the Eyes: If any yellow or green liquid is protruding from the eyes, it can be a sign of infection. Watery or bloody eyes are also indications that veterinary care is needed. Another thing to look for is a raised third eyelid. If a cat is too drowsy or sick, they often have trouble keeping that eyelid open.

* Coughing and Excessive Swallowing: Drainage in the back of the mouth or throat often causes a cat to have to cough or swallow constantly in order to clear the canal. This can make it difficult for a cat to swallow food or water and should be taken care of as soon as possible.

* Loss of Appetite and Dehydration: Cats will not eat if they cannot smell their food. They also will not drink if they have trouble breathing or swallowing. If a pet owner notices that their cat is not eating or drinking, the best thing they can do is make an appointment with their vet. In the meantime, they also can assist their cat by giving them water through a syringe and offering them warm, soft food.

What Can Happen to a Sick Cat?

The most common cause of kitty sniffles is a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. This can often cause an upper respiratory infection, which can easily be fixed with a trip to the Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic or a vet in your area for a medical vaccine. Other causes of sickness are viral infections, such as feline herpes or calicivirus.

Both of these infections are highly contagious between cats and can come with harmful side effects. The most common way to deal with them is by controlling the symptoms. In order to reduce the risk of an infection getting too deep, owners should keep a sharp eye out for any symptoms and get their cat to a vet as quickly as possible.

Just like humans, infections and disease can effect cats in a seriously harmful way. In order to keep furry friends safe and healthy, it is important to treat their sickness with respect.

4 Signs Your Kitty’s Sniffles Require a Vet Visit

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2 thoughts on “4 Signs Your Kitty’s Sniffles Require a Vet Visit”

  1. OMG! This is great information. I have never gone through any of these things before. But it is good to know . Thank you for sharing


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