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Is Kitten Snoring Normal?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 5, 2022

Snoring in cats is not at all uncommon and generally nothing to worry about! It is not necessary to see a vet about your cat’s snoring unless there are other worrisome symptoms or their breathing seems to have changed significantly.

Why does my kitten snore?

There are a few reasons your cat might snore, such as: Your cat is overweight, which puts pressure on their nasal passages and makes them snore.

Is it normal for cats to snore a little?

In general, snoring in cats is considered normal unless it is accompanied by other symptoms. Things to look out for include discharge from the eyes or nose, which could indicate your cat has a respiratory infection.

Why does it sound like my cat is snoring?

According to Feltcave, if a cat makes snoring-like noises while awake, it may be due to air passing through obstructions or unusually narrow nasal passages. dr Oliveira (of NHV Natural Pet) mentions that it’s also not normal for cats to start open-mouthed breathing or panting heavily.

Should I be worried if my cat snores?

Snoring in cats is not at all uncommon and generally nothing to worry about! It is not necessary to see a vet about your cat’s snoring unless there are other worrisome symptoms or their breathing seems to have changed significantly.

Is my cat wheezing or snoring?

Sometimes cats make snoring noises when they are awake. Astertor is a deep murmur and can sound like a snore. Astridor is a high-pitched sound you sometimes hear during cat breathing. Andpanting is the sound that occurs in the lungs while your cat is breathing.

Why is my cat making noises while sleeping?

Why do cats twitch when they sleep? When your kitten sleeps, you will sometimes notice them twitching, stretching, snoring, or even making unusual squeaking noises, as if they are having a nightmare. It’s usually nothing to worry about as these are all things associated with REM sleep.

Can you hear a kitten breathing?

Cats are usually silent breathers; You shouldn’t hear any strange noises coming from your nose, throat, airways or lungs. Purring is the only sound they make that is normal. Difficulty breathing can have a variety of causes. It is best to make an appointment for an examination at the vet right away.

Should I hear my cat breathing?

In general you should not hear or see your cat breathing unless you are looking and listening very carefully. If your cat is having breathing problems, you may notice them breathing loudly and rapidly, coughing, taking small, shallow breaths, or in very severe cases mouth breathing (panting).

References:

  1. https://www.animalfriends.co.uk/blog/why-does-my-cat-snore/
  2. https://gallant.com/blog/is-it-normal-that-my-cat-snores/
  3. https://blog.petloverscentre.com/cat-snoring/
  4. https://www.petplan.co.uk/pet-information/blog/is-it-normal-for-my-cat-to-snore-snoring-cat/
  5. https://modkat.com/blogs/modkat-purrr/is-it-normal-for-my-cat-to-snore
  6. https://www.purina.co.uk/articles/cats/behaviour/common-questions/do-cats-dream
  7. https://firstvet.com/uk/questions/597/how-can-i-tell-if-my-cats-breathing-is-normal-sometimes-it-sounds-strange
  8. https://www.pdsa.org.uk/pet-help-and-advice/pet-health-hub/symptoms/breathing-problems-in-cats

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