My cat is sneezing

by Katie
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Yesterday my female spayed cat's eyes began to water and several times she sneezed 4 or 5 times in a row. She sits on the windowsill and over the weekend I had the windows open and the weather was cool. She had ear mites in the past but they were treated and when she went for a checkup a few years ago, the vet said they were gone. He gave me medication to insert into her ear but she wouldn't allow me to put it in. I bought her ear cleaning fluid and she closes her ear when I try to insert the nozzle. Her head is beginning to twitch. I didn't hear her sneeze last night but she did this morning.

She is lying in the sun and still eating and drinking but she is not her usual self. Thank you for your help.

well it is not unusual for cats to pick up a chill just like we do so she may simply have a virus which will run its course in a few days time.

My own cats have days where by they are under the weather and sneezing but it normally only lasts a few days.

The best thing to do is to keep an eye on her over the next few days to see how she is, also make sure she drinks plenty of water to keep her hydrated.

If she is no better in say 3 days time or if her symptoms become worse ie her eyes start to water more or get clogged then a trip to the vets may be your best option.

I have a couple of pages on my site which will provide you with more information on some more severe forms of a cold and eye problems which you can keep an look out for. But i wouldn't worry too much at this stage as i say it will probably clear up in a few days time.

here are those pages


best wishes kate

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