Can Cats Get Colds?

The Discerning Cat

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?

The Discerning Cat

Maybe you even imagined a runny nose? If your cat were human, you’d swear it had a cold. Can cats get colds?

The Discerning Cat

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?

Very young or old cats can be more vulnerable to these kinds of secondary infections.

Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

- Congestion - Open mouth breathing - Dehydration - Excessive coughing - Excessive sneezing - Fever 

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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