Nasal Discharge and Sneezing: While it's not uncommon for pets to occasionally sneeze or have a runny nose, dental issues such as infected gums and abscesses can create an infection in the sinus cavities, causing their runny nose and sneezing.
Can dental issues cause sneezing in cats?
Dental Disease As with many species, cats have the roots of their teeth of their upper jaw next to the nasal passages. When teeth become infected or there is inflammation present, the barrier between the tooth and the nose can be penetrated which would cause the cat to sneeze.
Why is my cat sneezing so much all of a sudden?
One of the main causes of sneezing is infection. In some cases, the vet may take a swab from the mouth, throat, eyes, or nose and send it to a lab to confirm an infection. Inhaled irritants or allergens are other common causes of sneezing in cats. Viral, bacterial, or fungal infections.
What are the symptoms of gingivitis in cats?
Depending upon the severity of the gingivitis, cats may be hesitant to eat, may turn their heads unusually while eating, may stop eating, drool, or develop bad breath (halitosis). In some cases, cats with gingivitis will show a preference for soft foods.
When should I worry about my cat sneezing?
Respiratory Infection A cat with allergies or a cold may start to sneeze, and cats can be infected with viruses, pathogens, and bacteria that can all cause these problems. If your cat is sneezing a lot for several days or if she shows other signs of being sick, you should take her to the veterinarian to be examined.