Cat Sneezing: Allergy, Respiratory Infection, or Something Else?

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Sneezing in cats is often mild and, in some cases, may resolve without treatment. Occasionally, sneezing can become a long-term issue, or have a more serious underlying cause. Examining a cat’s nose is difficult and several different tests may be needed to determine the cause of the sneezing. 

Severity:

Usually mild to moderate, occasionally severe.

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Key points

  • May require diagnosis by a veterinarian
  • May be treatable at home, or may need veterinary treatment
  • Transmission is possible between animals, and in rare cases from animals to people
  • May resolve within days or weeks, or may be a lifelong condition
  • Prevention is possible for some causes
  • Diagnosis may require a physical examination, lab tests, x-rays, endoscopy, and a CT scan

Common in:

Symptoms and types:

If your cat has been sneezing daily for more than a week, then you should see your veterinarian for a check-up.

Understanding the diagnostics

Blood tests

Swabs

Examination under Anesthetic

X-Rays

Endoscopy

CT Scan

Learning About The Causes

Infections

Allergies

Irritants

Foreign Bodies

Polyps

Tumors

Indoor cats can still catch some viruses from other cats if they are on your clothes or footwear.

Best treatment options

Infections

Allergies

Irritants

Foreign Bodies

Polyps

Tumors

Home remedies and their effectiveness

When to see a vet

FAQ

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