Cats nowadays have been as pets of humans for centuries since ancient Egypt. To know cats language, habitual behavior, and common disease will help the relationship between you and your cats. One of the very common behaviors of cats is sneezing. There are so many people who are having cats for the first time might panic about their cats sneezing. However, don’t freak out so fast because there are actually a lot of reasons that may cause your cats sneezing. Cats are just like us. Let’s see what kind of reasons might be the one that make your cats sneezing:
Reason 1: It’ll get itchy easily with their short noses.
One of the reasons why your love cats are sneezing a lot is just because their inborn noses are too short. Persians and Himalayans are part of sneezing group members. Because of their airways are too narrow. But, if your cats keep sneezing continuously, you might be aware of it and bring them to the vets. Because they may get rhinitis or have something tiny dust in their noses.
Reason 2: Air Pollution
I remember my friend who crazy about cats told me that if you have cats, you’ll try your best to make your house or environment to be as clean as you can. I don’t really understand what she meant until now I finally have a cat.
Cats are very sensitive animals. Any tiny little dust, thin hair flying in the air or little bugs which you can’t see them with your naked eyes hiding in beds, clothing and rugs can cause your cats sneezing like hell. That’s the reason why cleaning the house is the key to get rid of those annoying little problems. Some people tend to buy an air cleaner at home. It can both keep humans and cats have a better living environment.
Or you may find out that your cats sneezing a lot after using their bathroom. Those thin powder like dust from the litter may make their nose uncomfortable. So, if you see that your cats sneeze a lot after using their toilet, you should change different kind of litter for them.
Reason 3: Getting Cold
Cats are just like human beings. If they catch a cold, they’ll sneeze, have running noses, getting swollen glands, having fever or even cough like we do.
If your cats have the kind of symptoms above, you should bring them to hospital as soon as you can. Let the vets examine the real problem and follow their instruction for the medical procedure. You must keep it in mind that even though cats are much alike like us, they cannot take the cold medicine for human beings.
Reason 4: Serious Disease
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) is one of the serious and fatal diseases of cats that every cat lovers should be aware.
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis is the kind of disease that via the virus called Feline Herpesvirus spread out through airborne. The main syndrome is having fever, sneezing, coughing, running nose, nasal congestion or you can find that your cats are getting more gum around their eyes and noses.
If the syndrome of FVR is getting worse, it might cause other disease such as rhinitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or conjunctivitis.
All in all, it’ll be better to take your cats for annual health examination every year. Part of the reasons why is that cats are very strong animals. They can endure their pain for a long time that you can hardly to tell. So it’ll be too late when the persons finally aware that their cats are acting weird or making moan that sound painful.