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Cat Care : Chronic Feline Sneezing

Cat Care : Chronic Feline Sneezing

We are here today with Savanna and Atlanta,
two kittens that just came from the shelter, to talk about chronic sneezing. Now if we’re
lucky they’ll actually sneeze for us. They have been sneezing over the last couple days.
Usually, often cats that come from a shelter will come with a little upper respiratory
infection. It’s very important that they see a veterinarian to attend to it because it
can develop into an acute upper respiratory infection, which can be fatal to the cat.
The reason we’re in the bathroom is that we’re isolating them here to make sure that the
virus that they are carrying doesn’t spread to the other cats in the house. And I’ve turned
on the humidifier to help them breathe easily. So, usually what will happen is if, if you,
if your cat’s sneezing, you take it to the vet and the, usually the vet will determine
that it’s an upper respiratory infection and give the cat some Clavamox or another antibiotic
to help prevent any secondary infection. However, sometimes it turns out that the cat has an
allergy. Most cat allergies show up in their skin. However, some cats do get symptoms a
little like a person where they’re, they sneeze. And things like household cleaners, pollen
is a big one, or even sometimes the food that they’re eating can cause allergic reactions
that show up and one of the symptoms is sneezing. The easiest way to deal with that is have
the vet run a blood test on your cat for allergies, so you can isolate what the allergy is and
then you can deal with it appropriately, either by changing their diet. Or for instance, some
cats will end up sneezing a whole lot in the spring, just like some people. And you might
want to consider keeping a cat like that indoors, running a Hepa filter. Again, the cool mist
humidifier, just to help them breathe. Because you know they don’t breathe through their
mouths, they breathe through their noses. And so if their noses are congested it can
be really, really difficult for the cat. So if they are really congested, it’s, and they’re,
and they’re not eating because a lot of times what will happen is a cat that’s got a bad
cold or is suffering from bad allergies, it kind of puts them off their food and they’ll
stop eating. And if you want to feed them something that’ll really get them going, this
is chicken baby food. And I’ve got it elevated here, so that he doesn’t get that na, she
doesn’t get nasal drainage that happens when they have to lean forward to eat. Your vet
may recommend an anti, antihistamine or even a pediatric Afrin a nasal spray for their
nose if they’re really having trouble breathing. But again, you want to use those only with
a veterinarians recommendation and, in terms of dosage and how often you use it.

11 thoughts on “Cat Care : Chronic Feline Sneezing

  • my cat vomits or regurgitate her food when she eats. She can't eat dry food at all as she regurgitates that more than her wet food, but she can eat her wet food in small amounts. I don't know why she is regurgitating but before she had her c-section/spay surgery she could eat fine. I feel like i messed her up. How can i get her to stop regurgitating and eat hard food again. Vet is no help keep giving her antibiotics.

  • THANKS! Cuz' last month i saw a kitten that was really sick
    and i can't put him in the vet yet cuz' my mom hate cats, btw he
    sneezed 5 times in this video 🙁

  • Be careful if using any kind of powdered deodorizer in their litter box. Especially if the cats are short. Keep litter dB box very clean. I use a LARGE square heavy duty tub from Tractor Supply. Get extra one to put the litter in to while you wash first one every other month with soap and bleach. Gently wipe cat's eyes, nose, face and head often, especially if it is an indoor-outdoir cat. Chronic sneezing can be serious, even fatal and is not cute.

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