Kitten Sneezing: What Cause Your Kitten to Sneeze?

August 8, 2017

in Cats

Atishoo! So your kitten is sneezing and you don’t know what to do. First of all, know that a sneeze or two is often just that a kitten sneeze or two, nothing to worry about. However a kitten who is constantly sneezing may be demonstrating that she has a more serious condition. What are some reasons a kitten might sneeze?

Your kitten could be suffering from allergies. Did you know that kittens could be allergic to a big variety of things, juts like humans? These include allergies to dust, pollen, mold, cigarette smoke, chemicals, carpet cleaners, aerosols, candle smoke, dust in kitty litter and some other things. Just like when a human being gets hay fever, or is allergic to dust they often sneeze, a kitten with allergies often sneezes as a reaction.

Upper Respiratory Infection. Basically this is the common cat flu. It is highly contagious, just like a human flu and affects your kitten in a similar way. Your kitten will be affected in the mouth, nose and sinus areas cause by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Some other things you may spot your kitten displaying are fever, wet nose, watery eyes and coughing.

Sometimes a kitten manages to get a foreign object stuck inside her respiratory tract. Sometimes you will be able to dislodge the object yourself using a flashlight and tweezers. If you are unsure, or uncomfortable about doing this – take your kitten to your veterinarian. This is actually quite uncommon.

Occasionally tooth decay can be the culprit behind a sneezing kitten. This doesn’t happen too often with young kitten however. Signs are bad breath, puss in the mouth area and swollen gums. Teeth decay needs to be treated by your veterinarian, who will be able to advise you about the best course of action.

If you notice continuous sneezing in your kitten, and you can’t see clearly why, take your kitten to the veterinarian.

Learn more about kitten sneezing at Sams site. Be sure you get your free copy of Taking Care of Kittens from Keeping Kittens.

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