Why do Cats Nose Bleed?

This is scientifically known as epistaxis which is defined as acute haemorrhage bleeding from the nostril, nasal cavity or nasopharynx upper part of the throat that lies behind the nose, just above soft part of the roof of the mouth and just behind the nasal passages which is nose bleed, even though this may seem frightening majority of causes will be minor problems, although potentially it could be serious.

Outdoor cats will from time to time have scrapes from fighting with other cats’ small cuts can be common, which is easy enough to address clean with tea tree and the nose will heal quickly or simple solution like Hibiscrub. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Often enough small cuts will not bother your cat although minor cuts can pass on disease or infection.

This includes Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia you should always consider castration for cats’ feral cats are at more danger.

Sneezing a lot can be a cause of Epistaxis this could be a foreign object in their nose or could be a rupture of a blood vessel or internal injuries caused by the object which would possibly result in droplets of blood on the ground or walls where they have tried to expel an object.

If you see mucus then this is possible that a bacterial or fungal infection has caused the nose bleed which could result in sneezing or irritation develop over time if it occurs, warm salty water will help with clearing this up soak a cotton wall ball in the water and apply to nose area.

Other reasons could be if a cat has suffered a trauma hit by a car or falling from great height or fatal internal injuries or poisoning from toxins, oral or anal bleeding.

Dic this condition is disseminated intravascular coagulation and can occur in several cases of different medical problems such as heart stroke or viral infection which causes blood clots to and from around the body and block bold vessels or Tumours.

A vet will more than likely prescribe antibiotics for the infection, surgical cauterization may be used if the condition is chronic. Sedatives, tranquilizers.


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