Snoring Problem In Cats
This interesting article addresses some of the key issues regarding snoring habit in cats.
A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in how you think about snoring habit in cats.
Many of the people who have pets gladly allow them to sleep not only in their rooms but on their beds as well. Interestingly, more cat owners are likely to permit their cats to sleep on their bed.
At least seven percent of these cats have the snoring problem. Cats with snoring problem usually have one of a very few reasons for their melodious nighttime sounds.
How can you put a limit on learning more? The next section may contain that one little bit of wisdom that changes everything
Causes Of Snoring Problem In Cats
Shape of the cat’s head is one of the possible causes of snoring problem in them. If the animal is one of the short faced, also called pushed in or flat faced, breeds then snoring problem is almost guaranteed.
Persians, those beautiful longhaired cats with the pushed in faces, are definitely have snoring problem, they suffer with the constraint problem because their nostrils are very tiny and the tissue vibrates when they breathe out. Exotics are another breed with this snoring problem. They look the Persians but have short hair.
Allergies are another one of the causes of snoring problem for your cat. There may be something in its environment that it is reacting to and so the nasal passages constrict and make breathing difficult.
An odd assortment of things can cause blockades of the nasal passages. We all know how animals love to dig at things when they are outside romping around the yard. Sometimes something can get into their noses and block the nasal passage.
This blockage could cause a snoring sound. Usually animals will dislodge these things themselves, perhaps even sneeze it out, but if they don’t you should take the cat to the vet who will gently remove whatever is blocking the passageway.
In Older Cats
Snoring problem can be caused by a more serious problem like nasal polyps or tumors, which will alter the airway in older cats. Often the problem is only in one nostril. A polyp can be removed if its not serious.
Another cause of snoring problem in old cats are tumors. A tumor in the nose is very difficult to treat. The nose is of intricate construction and surgery to try to remove a tumor is all but impossible.
Radiation therapy is worth a try to slow the continuing growth. Unfortunately, nasal tumors in cats do not respond to anti-cancer medications. This may be the one time that a cat with snoring problem is a sign of something to worry about.
In a more positive note, most often if your cat is lying at the end of your bed, or snuggling up nearer your pillow, snoring problem away it is actually a sign that the animal is completely relaxed.
A cat will only allow itself to be in that state if they have complete trust in the person they are with. So you see, that noise can actually be a compliment.
Don’t know if it will make you feel better or not, but you should know that if even if your cat is snoring problem, and you find the sound disturbing, it likely does not bother them at all.
They will be quite contented to sleep the night away completely oblivious to having woken you up. Take time to consider the points presented above. What you learn may help you overcome your hesitation to take action.