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Sneezing cat

Can anyone tell me what may be wrong with my cat? She seems well and is eating etc but she is having long bouts of sneezing. M says it may be cat flu, I hope not. Wondered if anyone else has experienced this.

Posted at 21st Apr 2008 - 11:22AM   Posted by Cait   Sneezing cat Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Hi Cait,

Worth perhaps ringing Vet to make an appointment to have your darling Cat checked, she may need some injections to combat the sneezing. Have put a link here. -


Posted by: Camilla on 21st Apr 2008 at 11:58AM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar we have our herd annually jabbed for cat flu..but we have one who just lurves to sneeze ......for no reason ...she just can alwys find her ......just listen for the sneeze ...she has been checked ...nothing the matter.

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 21st Apr 2008 at 12:07PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar ours too at this time of year SBS the pollen sets her off.

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 21st Apr 2008 at 12:14PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Our cat sneezes too and I always worry - as always!! But I agree with UPL, living here amongst the rape fields brings out my hayfever all the time, perhaps it does the same to cats too.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 21st Apr 2008 at 01:09PM

Westerwitch's Avatar It could be dust, cat flu - a polyp up the nose . . . best to get her to the vet and get it checked out if this is not normal for her.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 21st Apr 2008 at 01:36PM

Inthemud's Avatar Probably got hay fever!! Bit of grass seed up her nose perhaps, if in doubt take her to the vet.

Posted by: Inthemud on 21st Apr 2008 at 01:54PM

Patsy's Avatar I presume her vaccines are up to date Cait?
Is she sneezing or retching as well?
Does she eat grass?
If it's not obviously proper cat flu then it may be:
Another minor rhinovirus?
Grass blade stuck at back of throat..they are impossible to see without general aneasthetic/endoscope so a check up is a good idea!
Let us know what happens
Good luck

Posted by: Patsy on 21st Apr 2008 at 02:15PM

I'm behind on posts and just saw this one.

My kitten (nearly a year old now) was sneezing earlier this year and also another cat of ours. I took them both to the vet and it sadly turned out to be Feline Herpes. Was very nasty, kitten got ulcerated eye. Two of mine are ex ferals and we think they carried it, but cannot be certain. This is classed as feline flu, but there are actually 3 causes of it, herpes is only one. They did a test to determine what it was so that we could treat in future as each virus responds to different treatment.

All was well for a few months and now the sneeze is back, and kitten is returning to vet tmorrow.

I just wanted to warn you that yours could be the same. The vet would know, if cat has fever and third eye is up. Not that much can be done for the virus causing cat flu - just watch for secondary infection and try to bost immune system, and reduce any stress in the cats life.

Our kitten had her shots! Viruses are nasty b****rs that manage to get around protection quite often so no guarantee, just a hope cat would be covered by shots.

Our vet also warned us that once a cat has had one of the cat fly viruses they may always be sensitive to nasal trouble.

I hope your cat is better now though.

Posted by: Crucifix on 23rd Apr 2008 at 10:45PM

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