Friday, January 12, 2018

Your Cat's Most Important Sense...The Sense of Smell

Cats have twice as many olfactory cells as humans (over 200) and their sense of smell is one of their most important senses. It allows them to find food, determine if it is safe, identify who has been in an area (and if friend or foe) and helps them find their way home if lost.

As you can imagine, when a cat develops a Feline Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) and their sense of smell is disrupted, it is very stressful for them.  URI symptoms include: sneezing, congestion, runny nose, cough, change in nasal discharge and decreased appetite. Viral Infections are the most common cause of the symptoms in cats, but allergies to pollen, dust, mold and household cleaners can also causes be the culprits and contribute to rhinitis or sinusitis (inflammation of the nose or sinuses). Using the Asthma and Immune Support Kit  can help with a URI or chronic rhinitis or sinusitis. The combination of the three natural remedies will help fight a viral or bacterial infection and can help your cat breathe better.