Have you heard your cat sneezing? When you’ve looked at them, did they seem a little off? Watery eyes? A little sorry for themselves?
Maybe you even imagined a runny nose? If your cat were human, you’d swear it had a cold. Can cats get colds?
All cats can get a cold, but cats who roam about outdoors are more likely to come into contact with errant virus droplets.
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.
No one gets a cold from simply experiencing those conditions. Colds are caused by viruses and bacteria.
Very young or old cats can be more vulnerable to these kinds of secondary infections.
- Congestion - Open mouth breathing - Dehydration - Excessive coughing - Excessive sneezing - Fever
Turn Up the Humidity A humidifier will help make the air more breathable, especially in drier climates.