Cats Get Stuffy Too
Yes, just like humans, cats can also suffer from rhinitis, which is the medical term for a stuffed-up nose. It causes inflammation of a cat's nose. It is possible that your feline friend might suffer from either acute or chronic (long-standing rhinitis).
Causes of Rhinitis Also Include
- Viral Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal disease
- Abscessed tooth root
- Foreign object in the nose
- Nasal polyps
- Congenital deformities
Does Your Cat Have a Swollen Nose Bridge?
As a pet parent, you would naturally be concerned if your cat suddenly had a swollen nose bridge. If there are no signs that your cat was injured from physical trauma, like scratches or other physical injuries, it could be a sign of a common feline condition. A swollen nose bridge on cats could be a sign of cat rhinitis and often warrants a visit to your veterinarian.
Symptoms of Cat Sinusitis or Rhinitis In Cats
In addition to a swollen nose bridge, you might notice your cat experiencing other symptoms, such as:
- Sneezing and/or congested breathing
- Nasal discharge from one or both sides of the nose
- Discharge from eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Reverse sneezing
Treating Feline Rhinitis
It is possible that your cat can become a chronic carrier and could have future recurrences that can be treated on an ongoing basis. A prolonged infection might turn bacterial, which would require antibiotic treatment. It is a good idea for when swollen nose bridge on cats occurs to consult with your veterinarian. Viral rhinitis will generally resolve itself within seven to 10 days.
Kittens and cats in shelter and boarding situations are more susceptible to contracting acute viral rhinitis. The viruses that cause rhinitis are highly contagious. Older cats might develop the conditions from dental disease or neoplasia, which is the growth of abnormal tissue.
Your veterinarian will often perform an examination to rule out other conditions. He or she will look for dental abscesses and other abnormalities that could suggest other causes for a swollen nose bridge.If your pet does have cat rhinitis, you can make them feel more comfortable by using a humidifier. This will help loosen nasal mucus and make it easier to drain.
Natural supplements like Prana Pet's Sinus Support for Cats have a blend of ingredients that can alleviate the symptoms and dramatically improve your cats comfort overall. As mentioned in the section above, there is no other natural product that will combat sinus inflammation, pain, and swelling as well as CBD Oil does.
Sinu-Help also addresses symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and coughing. Sinus-Help can be used as needed for immediate, effective relief or on a daily basis for ongoing support. Cats of all ages can benefit from CBD or Sinu Support and the ingredients are safe to administer alongside other medications and supplements.
Like all Prana Pets formulas, they relieve symptoms without side effects or dangerous health risks, even with long-term use.
Treating Nose or Sinus Swelling and Inflammation Holistically
CBD Oil is the most effective and safe natural product when it comes to treating nasal swelling and inflammation. Research has shown that cannabinoids also are very effective antibiotics. In fact, the antibiotic properties can fight infections in pets who's bodies do not respond well to traditional antibiotics.
This is all made possible by the pets endocannabinoid system that is in the body. The cannabinoids in the CBD will interact with the body's natural receptors.
Results of CBD Treatment for Sinusitis in Cats
As far as results, you should see them within the first 7-10 days after administering the product, in many cases sooner. CBD is a bronchodilator so will help your cat if it is having difficulty breathing due to the condition. Your cat can not tell you if it is suffering from a headache due to the condition, but the CBD will help with that as well. CBD works tremendously well for pain so this is just an added benefit! Any information or swelling of the nose will also reside as CBD's natural anti-inflammatory properties will take effect.
About Prana Pets
At Prana Pets, we help pets and the people who love them, live their best lives through our holistic approach to health and wellness. Our proprietary blends are formulated specifically for dogs and cats, using the highest quality, human-grade ingredients and are all third party lab tested for safety and efficacy. In other words, you can trust that our products are safe for your beloved pets.