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Q. I just adopted cat on Monday and I noticed that it sneezes a lot. It hangs out under my bed a lot so I decided to mop my room and dust off surfaces.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. It is good to remove potential air irritants that does help. I would also recommend a humidifier/air purifier to help remove irritants

However if your cat's sneezing worsens or you notice eye and/or nose discharge then it is very probably your vet has a potential medical condition such as viral infection, bacterial infection, allergic rhinitis, etc. I would then recommend taking your cat in to see a vet for a thorough exam and listen the the throat and chest to check for abnormalities so that the proper treatment is recommended.


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