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My indoor feline started sneezing this morning (quite a bit). His shots are up to date. What could it be?

Asked by Jude (32112points) March 4th, 2010

I came home from lunch and noticed that he was still sneezing. His eyes aren’t watery, nor are there any other symptoms. I may take him in to have looked at, though.

What do you all think?

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njnyjobs's avatar

sneeze can be triggered by an allergic reaction… could he be allergic… to cats’ fur?

erichw1504's avatar

He may be allergic to cats. Oh, wait.

Dr_C's avatar

Maybe it’s unusually dry? He’s just being a pussy.

Your_Majesty's avatar

When animal get its vaccination shot its body strength would be weaker as its body starting to produce certain antibody to fight certain virus as the reaction of strange object(vaccine). Don’t worry,this will only happen for a week.

erichw1504's avatar

You have got to trust a doctor with a cat as his/her avatar.

njnyjobs's avatar

@Doctor_D OP said shots are up to date, not ncessarily just had the shots . . .

@jjmah did you happen to change litter? litter often emits a fine dust, when the cat inhales this dust it can aggravate the fine hairs in the nose, thus causing the sneezing.

Jude's avatar

@Doctor_D like @njnyjobs his shots are up to date. He didn’t just have them done, no.

@Doctor_D I changed the litter, yesterday. I don’t think that’s the problem. I’m staying at my Dad’s and it could be the extra bit of dust in the house? My Dad’s place is pretty dusty.

syz's avatar

As long as he doesn’t have any discharge and is still eating and acting like he feels ok, don’t worry about it. He may have snorted up an irritant, or he may be getting sick, but you’ll just have to wait a bit and see.

Jude's avatar

@syz His appetite is definitely there. I’m home now and he’s chomping down on some Fancy Feast wet food as we speak.

I’ll keep an eye on him.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Some cats can get allergies or a respiratory infections with or without the shots.I think it’s just a watch and wait thing.I hope he feels better soon

Your_Majesty's avatar

Commercial cat vitamin can help to cure/strengthen his body.

AstroChuck's avatar

Have your vet check your cat for asthma. We’ve had this same thing happen to one of our cats. He, as all our cats, is exclusively indoors. He was sneezing like crazy. Turns out he has a little case of kitty asthma. Medication keeps everything in check. He is now happy and healthy.

lfino's avatar

As long as he’s eating, drinking, peeing and pooping, he’ll be fine. @Dr_C mentioned dry air. Have you tried a humidifier? Moisture in the air during a dry winter is good for everybody. If his appetite goes away, or any symptoms that are unusual start up, then take him to the vet.

JeffVader's avatar

He’s probably getting ready to hock-up a firball.

Jude's avatar

@all. He was sneezing quite a bit during the night. This morning, he wasn’t sneezing as much and when I left, he was snoozing in a patch of sunlight in the living room (poor guy is probably tired from being up through the night). I haven’t noticed any discharge, although, his eyes seem a bit watery. After he has one of his sneezing fits, he’ll rub at his nose with his paw (and hard). His appetite is definitely there. When I get home tonight, I’ll see how he is. If it keeps up, off to the vet we go.

@lfino I’ll filled up and plugged in the humidifier last night.

lfino's avatar

@jjmah, just a guess, but after watching the video, I’d say he’s sick of the snow. Seriously, let us know how he does by the end of the weekend.

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