How to Tell If a Cat Has a Sore Throat

Dr. Hanen Abdel Rahman Cats get sore throats just like people. They are commonly caused by cat flu but can be caused by other bacterial or viral infections. If your cat has a sore throat you may notice them repeatedly swallowing or gagging.

  • Cats, like humans, can suffer from colds, flu, and sore throats. But as they are can’t tell you they’re in pain, owners must look for outward signs that the cat has a sore throat, so they can seek veterinary help if required.
  • Watch your cat see if he is gulping or swallowing frequently. Loud gulping sounds that happen several times throughout the day may be a sign he has a sore throat.
  • Observe your cat for drooling. Drooling more than usual can be a sign that the cat has a sore throat and is reluctant to swallow because of the pain, or the throat is swollen and she is unable to swallow.
  • Feed your cat as usual. If your cat is not eating the usual amount of food or seems reluctant to eat or drink as much as usual, it could be a sign of a sore throat.
  • Listen to your cat’s meow and notice if it is deeper or more hoarse than usual. Like human’s voices, cats’ voices can change if they have a sore throat.

Common Cat Pain Symptoms
Sitting still and hunched up. Loss of interest in people, other pets, or activities. Neglecting to groom themselves, or over-grooming in one spot. Purring, excessive meowing, or unusual vocalizations.

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Toxicity to pets
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