When your cat sneezes, she is releasing high-pressure air from her nose and mouth.
A few sneezes a day is fairly normal, but when kitty sneezes consistently over a period of days, you may want to bring her to visit us, as she could have an upper respiratory infection. While most sneezing is caused by a viral infection, other causes of sneezing could be bacterial, fungal, a foreign body (see our article on Foxtails), or a tumor.
When to Call Us
Give us a call at 206.323.4433 if you notice these other symptoms along with sneezing:
- Runny eyes
- Nasal discharge (clear or yellow)
- Swelling around the nose or a misshapen nose
- Difficulty chewing food
- Bloody discharge from the nose
- Pink eye signs
- Ulcers in the mouth
- Noisy breathing or increased difficulty breathing
- Weight loss
We’ll give your cat a thorough exam and may run some tests to confirm the type of infection. If treatment is needed, we’ll recommend a course of action.