I believe that everyone has had a cold experience. Stuffy nose and sneezing make us very uncomfortable. Not only people can catch colds, but cats can also catch colds and have nasal congestion. If a cat has a stuffy nose, does it mean it has a cold? It is not. Let’s take a look today. First, let me introduce some reasons that may cause a cat’s nasal congestion.
3 causes of stuffy nose in cats
- Cat Flu
- Infectious diseases
- Allergic rhinitis
Cat flu is generally related to the sudden drop in weather. Cat flu is most likely to occur in the early spring and late autumn. In addition to this reason, it may also be because the bathing is not dried in time, and the free-range cats are exposed to rain and wind, which can easily induce influenza.
In addition to factors such as sudden drops in temperature and rain, infections can also be spread through droplets into the cat’s respiratory tract. Fortunately, as long as cat flu is detected and treated in time, the cure success rate is very high, and there are also cat cold medicines now.
The symptoms of cat cold are as follows:
Stuffed nose, sneezing, poor appetite, coughing, etc. Some cats may only sneeze without a runny nose. This condition may not be a cat’s cold. You can consult a doctor and observe for some time.
There are many infectious diseases in cats, and most of them are transmitted through the respiratory tract. They can also cause nasal congestion in cats. In addition, some infectious diseases can also cause cats to have very smelly saliva and nasal mucus. Common examples include cat rhinobronchitis and cat plague.
Symptoms of cat rhinobronchitis
The pathogen of the cat rhinobronchitis is FeHVI, which can spread through the cat’s respiratory and digestive tracts and cannot infect humans. The incubation period of the cat rhinobronchitis is 2 to 3 days. The initial symptoms include fever, runny nose, sneezing, loss of appetite, and other symptoms. As time goes by, the condition begins to become serious, and the nasal mucus gradually changes from serous to pus. It can also cause stomatitis and pneumonia, which can be life-threatening.
Symptoms of cat plague
Another name for cat plague is cat panleukopenia. The main feature is a sharp decrease in white blood cells. The main function of white blood cells is to defend. It is responsible for destroying bacteria and viruses and constitutes a line of defense in the body. The reduction of white blood cells in cats means that the possibility of being threatened by bacteria and viruses is greatly increased.
The main clinical symptoms of cats with cat plague are fever, poor spirits, and vomiting. Other symptoms include oral ulcers, nasal congestion, dehydration, etc. The method of detecting cat plague is relatively simple. There are many test papers for testing cat plague, which can be operated at home. Although the accuracy is not as high as that of hospitals, it can be used as an initial judgment reference.
Cat plague and cat rhinobronchitis often occur in kittens, because the resistance of kittens is very fragile. If you find that your kitten has a runny nose, please contact the pet hospital and take the kitten to the pet hospital for diagnosis and treatment. If multiple kittens are raised together, the sick cats must be isolated and observed in time.
Our cats can also get rhinitis. There are many causes of cat rhinitis. Pollen, perfume, and lice are common “murderers”. In addition, some cats may also suffer from rhinitis due to sudden changes in the environment or excessive dry air. But in general, rhinitis is much less serious than infectious diseases.
In addition to the above three situations, there is another situation where the cat sneezes without nasal mucus, and the number of sneezing is not many, and it is encountered several times a month. Then you can observe it for some time. If the number of sneezing is too much, you should consult a doctor. Let’s talk about what to do if the cat has a stuffy nose.
What to do if a cat has a stuffy nose
- Judging the condition of the disease
- Massage for cat
- Cat stuffy nose spray
- Cat nose drops
1.Judging the condition of the disease
Confirmation and judgment of the condition of the disease are very important, and a good way to determine the condition of the disease is to go to the hospital to check and consult a veterinarian. It is recommended to inform the doctor of the details of the disease first, so that the doctor can provide you with a good plan.
2.Massage for cat
If the cat’s disease is less harmful to the body, massage can reduce the symptoms of cat nasal congestion. There are two acupoints for massage, namely Yingxiang and Yintang. Yingxiang is on both sides of the cat’s nose, and Yintang is located at The center of the two eyes of a cat is equivalent to the center of people’s eyebrows. Of course, the role of massage is more than that. There are many teachings about cat massage, and the functions are different. Interested friends can go and learn about it. There are also tutorials on massaging kittens. You can massage kittens after you learn.
3.Cat stuffy nose spray
Cat stuffy nose spray, as a medicine, is used to treat respiratory diseases such as cat rhinobronchitis. It can clean the nasal mucus in the cat’s nasal cavity. The method of use is to block one of the cat’s nostrils and spray the spray into the cat’s nasal cavity. To achieve the purpose of cleaning the nasal cavity.
4.Cat nose drops
Also as a kind of medicine, there are many medicines with different curative effects, and the method of use is relatively uniform. Just drop it on the cat’s nose according to the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
The above is the whole content of this article. The cat’s tolerance is very strong. When people find that the cat is not right, the condition of disease may already be very serious, so you must pay attention to the cat’s eating and defecation in daily life. Only in this way can the cat’s disease condition be discovered from the subtleties.