Can Cats Get Colds?

The Discerning Cat

It may not be the same kind of cold we get as humans, but cats do suffer some form of the common cold nonetheless.

The Discerning Cat

Like the human cold, a cat cold or upper respiratory infection (URI) can be a simple, mild affair. It could also be a bit more severe and turn serious in some rare cases.

The Discerning Cat

As it happens, yes, they can, and from much the exact cause as humans do. Colds are caused by viruses or bacteria.

Can Cats Get Colds? 3 FAQs

All cats can get a cold, but cats who roam about outdoors are more likely to come into contact with errant virus droplets.

Can All Cats Get A Cold?

A cat may catch a virus from human contact. But don’t worry. The viruses that cause colds in humans and cats are quite different.

Can Cats Get Colds From Humans?

No one gets a cold from simply experiencing those conditions. Colds are caused by viruses and bacteria.

Can Cats Catch Colds From Getting Wet and Cold?

There are some concerns when symptoms are severe, as they can lead to secondary infections that may be more dangerous.

Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

-Congestion -Open mouth breathing -Dehydration -Excessive coughing -Excessive sneezing -Fever -Loss of appetite

Typical Symptoms of a Cat Cold

Turn Up the Humidity A humidifier will help make the air more breathable, especially in drier climates.

What to Do if Your Cat Has a Cold

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