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When cats sneeze

Why is it they don't open their mouths to sneeze or close their eyes? They don't put a paw up to their nose to "catch it" either :-)


Asked by SweetLoveofMine at 6:55 AM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Pets

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  • Cats don't use their mouths for breathing ie; they don't need to take in air through their mouth before a sneeze.
    They have a third eyelid that they use (it's white in nature; like a film) that helps protect their eyes in predatory situations...sneezing is not one of them.
    Their sneezes travel at a lower velocity than human sneezes do and cats eyes will not be damaged during the sneezing process.
    Hopes this helps!

    Answer by Missikat75 at 6:58 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • My cat 'wipes his nose' with his paw after he sneezes!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:02 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Kitty sneezes don't require a paw. Cats are very clean animals by nature, so will groom themselves many times per day.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 7:02 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • lol Iwas kidding about the paw part.

    Comment by SweetLoveofMine (original poster) at 7:06 AM on Jan. 23, 2011