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Feature April 2016 Issue

Chronic Rhinosinusitus in Cats

Acute sinusitis usually affects kittens, but chronic rhinosinusitis can affect cats of any age. The main signs are sneezing, nasal discharge and congested breathing.

Chronic Rhinosinusitus in Cats

Chronic infection and inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses is a frustrating problem for cats, their owners and their veterinarians. Here's why.

Upper respiratory infections are very common in cats, especially in kittens. Most of these infections are caused by viruses. In fact, roughly 90 percent of all upper airway infections in cats are caused by two common viruses: feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus. Some affected cats develop secondary bacterial infections, which can make treatment and recovery longer and more difficult.

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