My Cat Has a Cold
Just like humans, cats can catch colds, and they do so somewhat frequently. However, colds are not passed on between humans and cats since the viruses that cause colds are species-specific. Simply put we do have a cold advantage over cats: while we can care for our colds with medicine, our pets can’t. This means that a cold can become a grave ailment for a cat, especially if you have more than one cat in your household.
Cat cold symptoms are almost identical to human colds: wheezing, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, mucous seepage. You may also discover what look like cold sores around your cat’s mouth or respiratory troubles.
Cat colds are most common during the summer, and they are highly contactable. Your cat can pick one up at the groomer, the vet, the kennel or from any cat it meets on the