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Friday 24th of November 2017

Nasal Infections

General information on Nasal Infections

There are many causes for nasal infections including nasal trauma, viral respiratory disease or an injury to the lining of the nose by a foreign object. Infected teeth can also spread to the nasal cavity. On occasion, nasal infections can be secondary to a nasal tumor. Feline viral respiratory disease is one of the most common causes. There is a good chance that when the cat recovers from this it can become a carrier of the calicivirus or herpesvirus. Another cause of nasal infections is Chlamydia.

Symptoms of Nasal Infections

Symptoms of nasal infection may include noisy breathing, nasal discharge, sneezing and breathing through the mouth. The cat may have yellow puslike discharge and in some instances, there can be a bloody discharge from ulceration inside the nasal cavity. Lack of eating and fever may also be present.

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Treatments for Nasal Infections

Treatment for nasal infections may include antibiotics if your vet determines that the cause is bacterial. It is a good idea to isolate the cat as not to infect others. Assist the cat by gently wiping nostrils with a moist soft cotton ball or cloth to remove the secretions or crusts. You can try to keep the cats nostrils moist by applying aloe or baby lotion.

There can be many causes of nasal infection, so make sure that you get advice from your vet, especially if the infection does not clear up on its own.

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Nasal Infections experience by - Becky
Turlock, California

Im not sure if its a nasal infection or not, but I have adopted a kitten who has these fits of sneezing with bloody discharge. This discharge is often sprayed out on whatever or whoever is near. Occasionally the kitten seems a little sluggish, but on the most part is playful, sassy and rambunctious. She has no problem with her appetite. Im confused.
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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


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Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a feline medical symptom or medical condition.

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