It happens that the cat starts sneezing. It looks very cute, but you should take a closer look at your pet: what symptoms accompany sneezing? This is often a symptom of a disease in cats. What could be the reason and what should be done now?
If the cat just breathed dust or sniffed something too fragrant, sneezed a couple of times and stopped, then it's okay. But if he sneezes constantly, then this is already a problem, especially if discharge appears from the nose and eyes, in this case, contact your veterinarian immediately.
There are a variety of reasons for a cat's sneezing. It happens that he has an allergy. This may surprise many cat owners, but pets are also prone to this human ailment. Perhaps the cat has developed intolerance to tobacco smoke if the room is smoked, or maybe aerosols or something from household chemicals caused him such a reaction. In any case, you need to determine and eliminate the cause of sneezing, then it will go away by itself.
Allergies are the most harmless options for a cat to sneeze. It does not happen so often, and most likely, the reason lies in another area, which means that the animal has health problems.
The most likely answer is that the cat has contracted an upper respiratory tract infection, which can be caused by a fungus, virus or bacteria. It is possible that some other illness caused the sneezing. If it is an infection, then the cat's temperature rises, it will become more difficult for him to breathe, and discharge will appear from the eyes and nose.
If the animal has trouble breathing and sneezing, then most likely it is toxoplasmosis. It is activated by intracellular microorganisms, a significant problem also lies in the fact that this disease is contagious to humans. It can be especially dangerous if there is a pregnant woman in the apartment. Toxoplasmosis causes serious disorders and complications if the fetus becomes infected. Therefore, be sure to find out the reason for your cat's sneezing. For healthy people, toxoplasmosis is not dangerous.
The cat can start sneezing from chlamydia, which is also transmitted to humans. In addition to sneezing, for an animal, this disease is characterized by discharge from the nose and eyes, fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Sneezing can cause beedella disease, the so-called "kennel cough". This is a bacterial infection in which the cat develops a fever, cough, sneezing and nasal discharge. If the animal, in addition to sneezing, has conjunctivitis and discharge from the eyes, then it is possible that the reason for this is mycoplasmosis.
Another common condition that causes sneezing is infectious rhinotracheitis. Symptoms: sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath. Also, in some cases, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and purulent discharge from the nose and eyes are present. There are other symptoms as well.
It can also happen that a foreign body has entered the nasal passages of the cat, and with the help of sneezing, he tries to get rid of this object. If the cat cannot cope on its own, immediately contact your veterinarian, as only he can remove the foreign body.
In any case, sneezing is a serious symptom, in the presence of which you need to go to the clinic. Only a doctor can determine the cause, identify the infection and prescribe medications. It is impossible to hope that the animal will recover on its own, since the disease can lead to the most deplorable outcome. Human medicines are also not suitable for a cat, they can only harm! Therefore, do not try to give the animal something from your own first aid kit.