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Cat Health Sneezing



Cat health sneezing – Sneezing gets rid of stuff in the nose that shouldn’t be there, for example, mucus or a foreign object.

Symptom in addition to sneezing Cause Action Source of Information
None, necessarily but may accompany nasal discharge and lethargy Upper respiratory infection (URI) – 80-90% caused by feline viral rhinotracheitis FVR and feline calicivirus

see below for herbal and non medical remedies

Dr Bruce Fogle – Natural Cat Care
Possible lethargy, anexoria (meaning very thin, not eating), coughing, possible fever, nasal discharge Upper respiratory virus if eating (basically well), then wait
if not eating see vet
The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms
Nasal discharge, possible lethargy, anexoria, labored breathing, fever Pneumonia – either bacterial, fungal or viral emergency clinic for assessment and medication The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms
Bad nasal discharge, bloody nasal discharge, discharge found around house Sinusitis see vet The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms
Note: reverse sneezing – sounds like repeated snorting. Cat trying to catch breath. can last about 30 secs. Possible asthmatic attack see vet, medication The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms
Gagging, possibly depressed appetite, coughing, possible ulcers on tongue, conjunctivitis Upper respiratory infection if eating give support and care
if lethargic see vet
The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms
Eyes red, eyes watery or with mucoid discharge, possible nasal discharge Conjunctivitis caused by URI may resolve itself,  if not see vet The veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms

Cat Health Sneezing
Herbal and non medical remedies (source: Dr Bruce Fogle – Natural Cat Care)
  • Avoid polluted environments
  • install room ioniser to reduce allergens
  • install humidifier to keep air moist
  • reduce cat’s weight
  • improve breathing capacity through osteopathy
  • threapeutic massage may help cat to cough up obstructing mucus
  • steam inhalation may relive bronchial congestion
  • place well insulted hot water bottle in cat’s bed may alleviate congestion
  • herbalism – some herbs help manage sinusitis and congestion – hyssop herb – cinnamon bark – celery seed – elder flower – garlic (may boost immune system)
  • homeopathy – Kali bich for difficult to eliminate nasal discharge – Pulsatilla for loosening catarrah – Silisea for sinusititis – Bryonia for dry coughs – Ipecae for coughing – Argent nit for bathing the eyes when your cat has conjunctivitis

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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    • I am not sure to be honest. I would search the internet. Why not google "herbal remedies for cats" and select a site. There are quite a few.

      nativeremedies.com do herbal remedies. You might try the site. Hope this helps.

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