Caring For Your Pet Naturally and Holistically
Nov 21 2013
A sneezing cat is not a good sign. Cat colds are not similar to the common cold that humans experience. It is one of the primary conditions that cause cats to sneeze. If your pet has had a cold before, you will easily be able to recognize the symptoms.
* Any feline upper respiratory infection, irrespective of the fact that it is viral, bacterial or fungal, causes sneezing in cats. The most common cat respiratory infections is caused by feline herpes virus and feline calicivirus.
* Dyspnoea or labored breathing is commonly seen in cats and is normally caused due to a decrease in pulmonary ventilation. Along with sneezing, there may also be a nasal discharge, wheezing, facial deformity, snoring and difficulty in swallowing.
* Sometimes, sneezing is caused by foreign substances that get stuck in the nasal cavity.
Nearly all feline respiratory diseases produce sneezing as one of the symptoms. Blanket treatment with antibacterial drugs like antibiotics is not recommended unless there is sufficient evidence to support the presence of a bacterial infection.
This is because sneezing can be caused by a viral infection that is self limiting in nature and therefore sneezing caused in such cases is likely to disappear on its own. Antibacterial agents can be harmful in the long run and should be used only after the condition has been evaluated by a veterinarian. In certain cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat secondary infections.
It should also be noted that sneezing as a standalone symptom does not require treatment. Only when sneezing is accompanied by other symptoms is there a need to visit a specialist. The accompanying symptoms may be categorized as mild, moderate or severe. A clear nasal and ocular discharge accompanied by sneezing and oral ulcerations, for example, falls under mild symptoms.
On the other side, if sneezing is concurrent with a thick yellowish green nasal discharge and conjunctivitis rushing to a veterinarian is a good idea. Sneezing and blood from cat nose is a reason for panic as it can be a sign of a tumor in the nasal cavity.
Respo-K is a natural, safe and effective combination of herbal and homeopathic ingredients to treat and prevent colds, congestion, sneezing and respiratory infections in pets. Use this remedy for acute treatment of colds and respiratory infections in pets; to reduce symptoms of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and nose; to decrease recovery time from respiratory infections; to strengthen your pet’s immune system and prevent recurrence and for prevention of secondary infections of the sinuses or lungs. Respo-K comes in small lactose tablets which are readily taken by dogs and which may be crushed and easily administered to cats.