A sneezing cat isn’t an uncommon sight or sound.
However, if they have started sneezing more regularly there could be an underlying problem that needs identifying.
The most common reason for a cat sneezing is infection.
An upper respiratory infection is similar to a cold in humans, and is often referred to as ‘cat flu’.
It is caused by different viruses or bacteria, and targets the nose, throat, and sinuses.
Symptoms include sneezing, fever, runny nose and eyes, coughing, loss of appetite and lack of energy.
The majority of infections are viral, with feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus the two main culprits.
Vaccinations against both are commonly given at an early age, and while this does not completely rule out disease it does reduce the severity.
If your cat is continuously sneezing, and you suspect they may have an upper respiratory infection, make an appointment to see your vet as soon as possible.