Cat sneezing: do you know what is causing it?

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Why is your cat sneezing? What is causing it?

When you watch your cat sneezing too much, this is probably a sign of alert. Take some time to take your pet to the veterinarian. He will be able to determine what could be the causes of the constant sneezing.

Causes of Cat Sneezing

One of the most important causes of cat sneezing is an infection. This infection can be viral, fungal, or bacterial. These infections are more common in younger cats. They can be prevented with an effective vaccination program.

Some of the most common infections causing cat sneezing are:

  • Herpes virus
  • Calcivirus
  • Bordetella
  • Mycoplasma
  • Infectious peritonitis
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Chlamydia
  • Leukemia

But infections are not the only cause of your cat sneezing a lot. Other times an agent that causes tickle on your cat’s nose can be the culprit. Reflexive sneezing will be caused by an irritant agent.

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Sometimes, chemical fumes can affect the mucous membranes and sinuses, causing your cat to sneeze uncontrollably. Some cats are even sensitive to perfumes, tobacco, and some other chemicals.

If your cat has a dental disease, this could also be an important cause of your cat´s sneezing. Those diseases that cause root infection are particularly agents for your cat to sneeze. Bacteria from the root of the tooth can find its way to the nasal sinuses, causing inflammation and sneezing.

Some cats can develop several allergies to pollen. It is not too common, really but it is an important factor anyway.

Finally, we can say that some cats respond to vaccines by sneezing very often. Vaccines administered to fight infectious diseases can cause a cat to sneeze very often.

When to take him to the vet

Sneezing here and there from time to time is pretty normal for cats. It is the same for humans. But when the cat is sneezing very often and with no apparent reason, you should take him.

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