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    what does it mean when a cat snorts...

    I am a little concerned for one of my cats Ella, she was fine all day sleeping inside on the couch, as it was raining here and all the cats were happy sleeping inside, then she did this big yawn and snort, at first i just laughed as i had never heard a kitty do that before, anyhow she was fine until this evening, she started snorting all the time until she fell asleep again and stopped, is she ill? does it mean she has a cold or what, or something stuck in her nose, i have no experience with this and so i am hoping someone here can give me some advice, she is eating and drinking normally and seems ok otherwise, but she has never done this before, should i be concerned?
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    I have heard mine do that from time to time and I think it is because they have something in their nose. I am alway pulling small wads of fur out of Amy's nose.

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    Carole,

    Since she's eating, playing and pottying normally, I'd keep an eye on her. As long as she doesn't start sneezing, getting gooey eyes and major congestion, it could be nothing.

    If for some reason she starts getting symptoms of a URI, (including a temp of between 102-104) I'd take her in for a check up with the vet.

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    Chuck does it all the time. He has allergies and was doing it last night. Sneezing too. I wish sometimes I could get him to blow his nose in a tissue! LOL

    Sometimes he if he is meowing in rapid sucession, he will snort.

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    I wouldnt worry about it, as he could have a bit of dust, or fur in his nose.
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    Halo snorts too. She has asthma but she is basically healthy.
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    Thanks for the re-assurance folks, actually this morning she is fine no snorts at all, so i guess she must have had something up her nose or could be allergies, silly me for panicking, but what i don't need right now is another vet bill,between dentists and vets we are stoney broke,ah well all is well so far ,so fingers crossed that is all it was.
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    RIP my gorgeous Sooti, taken from us far too young, we miss your beautiful face and purssonality,take care of Ash for us, love you xx000

    RIP my beautiful Ash,your pawprints are forever in my heart, love and miss you so much my big boy. (very special thanks to Alysser for my cute siggy)

    RIP my sweet gorgeous girl Ellie-Mae, a little battler to the end, you will never ever be forgotten, your little soul is forever in my heart, my thoughts, my memories, my love for you will never die, Love you my darling little precious girl.

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    What kind of cat is she? If she is a breed with a fairly flat face it's perfectly normal. Zsa-Zsa used to do it all the time.

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    No she is just a moggie as we call them here, no specific breed, and she has not got a squashed face at all quite the opposite, she is ok now thats the main thing, glad i came here to ask as i have never heard a cat do that before,but then Ella is an unusual kitty in some ways,has very different vocal sounds that none of my other kitties make, when you pick her up you would think she is in pain as she kinda squeals, but rest assured she is not , has always done that from day one.
    Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge,Zara,Rusty, Juliette ,Romeo,sweet Tessa,wee stray and Harvey you all will never be forgotten.

    Furangels only lent.
    RIP my gorgeous Sooti, taken from us far too young, we miss your beautiful face and purssonality,take care of Ash for us, love you xx000

    RIP my beautiful Ash,your pawprints are forever in my heart, love and miss you so much my big boy. (very special thanks to Alysser for my cute siggy)

    RIP my sweet gorgeous girl Ellie-Mae, a little battler to the end, you will never ever be forgotten, your little soul is forever in my heart, my thoughts, my memories, my love for you will never die, Love you my darling little precious girl.

    RIP lil Benson the Hedgehog, came in to our lives suddenly and for a short time ,but you were loved and cared for and missed.


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    I don't think its anything to worry about. Snowball does his snort routine everytime he wakes up from a sleep and/or yawns and he's been doing it for years. One of these days I'll have to try and get a video of it.

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