Does your cat bleed from the nose? There are many reasons why a feline can have a nosebleed: from a simple blow to something much more serious, such as poison or even cancer, so in any case, a visit to the vet is very important .
Let's know more about nosebleeds in cats.
Why does my cat bleed from the nose?
A cat can bleed from the nose for any reason, the most common being the following:
- High blood pressure.
- Tumors that grow in the nose, especially if it is a cat that has a white nose (here you have more information on this topic).
- Having ingested something you shouldn't, like rat poison (what to do if you have a poisoned cat)
- Oral infections.
- Trauma to the nose as a result of cat fighting or accidents.
- Presence of a foreign body.
Treatment of nosebleeds in cats
It will depend on the cause, but as first aid you can take a sterile gauze and press for 5 minutes. But if after that time he does not stop bleeding, or if he presents other symptoms such as sneezing, fever, seizures, loss of appetite, and / or breathing problems, we must take him to the vet as soon as possible, since his life could be in danger.
Only he will be able, through tests, to know exactly why he has the nosebleed, and to give him the most appropriate treatment, which may be, among others, to administer an antiparasitic, perform surgery, or a stomach wash.
Cats can sometimes bleed from the nose, especially if they go outside. In these cases, I advise you not to let them go out except during the day, since in the evening they are most active and, therefore, when there is more risk of a problem arising. Anyway, I insist, if he has any bleeding, take him to the vet. The sooner a diagnosis can be made, the sooner you will recover.