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Feature December 2018 Issue

Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Cats

Sinusitis tends to affect kittens and often causes sneezing, discharge from the eyes, a snotty nose, decreased appetite, lethargy and a fever.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Cats

This persistent infection and inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses can be a frustrating problem for cats, their owners and veterinarians, too.

Upper respiratory infections are very common in cats, especially 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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