A cat sneezing is not necessarily cause for alarm, but it can be a sign of an underlying health condition, especially if your cat is sneezing more than usual.
There are several reasons why cats sneeze, including allergies, colds, and even sinus infections.
Why is your cat sneezing a lot?
There are a variety of reasons why your cat may sneeze more than usual.
If your cat is an indoor only cat, allergies may be to blame. Dust, pollen and other airborne irritants can cause your cat to have a stuffy nose and sneeze frequently.
If you think this might be the case, try running an air purifier in your home or keeping your windows closed during high pollen days.
A cold is another possible reason for Sneezing fits, and it’s usually accompanied by other symptoms like a runny nose or watery eyes.
Upper respiratory infection (URI)
Another common reason for increased sneezing in cats is an upper respiratory infection (URI). URIs are similar to the colds we get as humans and are caused by viruses or bacteria.
Signs that your cat may have a URI include runny nose, watery eyes, fever and lethargy.
My Indoor Cat Keeps Sneezing
If your indoor cat keeps sneezing, it could be due to a number of things. Allergies, colds, and even environmental irritants can cause cats to sneeze. If you think your cat may have an allergy, pay attention to other symptoms like itching, runny nose, or watery eyes.
If your cat has a cold, they may also have a fever or decreased appetite. Environmental irritants like dust or smoke can also cause Sneezing in cats.
When Should I Worry About My Cat Sneezing?
If your cat is sneezing occasionally, there’s no need to worry. However, if your cat is sneezing frequently or has other symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, or fever, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition.
What Should I Do If My Cat is Constantly Sneezing?
If your cat is constantly sneezing, it could be due to a number of things. It could be an allergy, a cold, or something more serious like feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).
If your cat is showing other symptoms like runny eyes or nose, fever, lethargy, or loss of appetite, you should take them to the vet for a check-up.
There are a few things you can do at home to help ease your cat’s sneezing. Make sure they have access to fresh water and food, and clean their litter box regularly. You can also try using a humidifier in their room to help keep their airways moist.
How Much Sneezing is Too Much for a Cat?
Sneezing is a common occurrence in cats and usually isn’t cause for concern. However, if your cat is sneezing more than usual, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem.
If your cat is Sneezing excessively, has discharge from the nose or eyes, or appears to be in pain when sneezing.
Should I Take My Cat to the Vet for Sneezing?
There are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to take your cat to the vet for sneezing. If your cat is otherwise healthy and doesn’t have any other symptoms, it’s likely that the sneezing is due to a minor irritant and will resolve on its own.
However, if your cat is sneezing frequently or has other symptoms like runny eyes or nose, it’s best to see a vet to rule out any underlying health problems.
Dr. John Morris, DVM is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has seven years of experience in feline medicine, dermatology, and behavior. He also enjoys volunteering at a local NGO that supports literacy programs for children and adults. In his free time, he enjoys fostering kittens, traveling, vegan cooking, hiking, and biking. Learn more about Justin here.