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Cat sniffling and sneezing occasionally

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Hi! My cat is occasionally sniffling and sneezing—about twice a day I hear him do that. He seems in good health otherwise. His appetite is good, there's no discharge from his eyes or nose, and his activity level is normal. So should I be concerned at all? He's been doing this for probably a couple months now.
post #2 of 6
I'd check because it's the small things that can provide clues for major things like illnesses or allergies. Luna has allergies and Mons' has FIP which are both being addressed because I had them looked at promptly. My first guess is allergies. I'm no vet, so it could be totally something else, but it doesn't hurt to get them checked (unless you have one of those that don't want to go in the carrier, in which case you'd want to trim nails first ).
post #3 of 6
I agree with Starfish. Sounds like allergies. I've seen lots of cats come in with allergies the last few weeks. They hate the pollen as much as me! It's at least worth a check up just to be safe. Could turn out to be nothing though. Some cats can just be a little sniffly. One of my babies is like that, healthy as can be but sneezes a few times a day! Hopefully that's the way it goes for you!
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Thank you both for your responses. I've never dealt with cat allergies before. How are those usually dealt with?

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Originally Posted by MyKittyIsMyBaby View Post
Thank you both for your responses. I've never dealt with cat allergies before. How are those usually dealt with?

If it's a mild allergy (which your baby's case sounds like), it usually can be controlled with different types of drugs such as prednisone and atopica. In the case of extreme allergies, there are extensive allergy tests (usually sent off to a lab) and then a specific formula is made for your cat's specific allergies. Then you give allergy shots at home. Most likely, you won't have to worry about the process (or expense!) of allergy testing. If anything, your baby might need to be on some meds.
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Ok, great! Thank you so much for the info!
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