What to do when a cat keeps sneezes? A veterinarian will run a series of tests to determine what is causing the symptoms. If your cat has a sneezed, he will swab his nose, eyes, throat and mouth to confirm the diagnosis. Treatments for respiratory infections and sinus issues include antibiotics and eye/nose drops.
Taking a cat to the vet
If your cat keeps sneezing and does not produce any nasal discharge, he may have a respiratory infection. You should visit the veterinarian if the problem persists. Your veterinarian can also prescribe antihistamines and steroids for the condition. In some cases, surgery is necessary to treat the underlying cause. However, in most cases, a cat sneezes due to allergies, and that is not something to worry about.
If your cat keeps sneezing despite taking antihistamines, it is important to take him to the veterinarian. Antibiotics and other medications may be prescribed to treat the underlying problem. Your veterinarian may also recommend a quarantine period for the sick cat. The vet may also recommend a change in environment. For example, if you recently moved into a new apartment, your cat may be irritable due to dust.
Tests to determine if a cat is sneezing
Sometimes cats sneeze for no apparent reason, but a recurring episode may be an indication of a more serious condition. While a virus may cause the initial problem, bacterial infections or inflammation of the nose are more serious and can damage the nose’s structure. In these cases, it is best to consult a veterinarian. In some cases, the sneezing will simply stop on its own.
A physical examination of your cat may reveal a variety of clues, including whether or not your cat has a bacterial infection. If you suspect an infection, your vet may perform a culture of the swab from your cat’s nose and mouth to identify any possible foreign bacteria. However, you should remember that bacterial cultures in the nasal cavity do not always indicate an underlying condition, and a positive result does not guarantee that your cat has an infection. A positive culture of bacteria or viruses does not necessarily mean that a sneeze is caused by a bacterial infection, so you should have a thorough exam to rule out other causes.
Treatment options for sneezing in cats
There are many possible causes of sneezing in cats, from a simple tickle to mild chemical irritants. Animated cats have been known to sneeze when pepper is inhaled. Nasal problems can also lead to dehydration and malnutrition. The discharge from sneezing can range from clear to bloody or yellow/green in color. Your cat may have an underlying bacterial infection or virus, which will require veterinary care.
While your cat’s sneezing may be an indicator of a larger problem, there are several possible treatments. Inflammation can be the culprit, and there is no test that will confirm this. Antibiotics can rid the body of bacteria, and can also prevent recurrence of an infection. Boosting your cat’s immune system with supplements may also help alleviate sneezing symptoms.