Cats experience the same symptoms that we do when we have a cold. Runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, temperature, etc. And just like humans, they are also susceptible
to sinus and chest infections that are sometimes the result of a human cold.
These infections are called secondary infections. It is important that when your kitten catches a cold he receives the proper treatment.
Your cat cannot blow his nose, so keep the mucosa and discharge clean by wiping his nose as needed with a warm, damp cloth or tissue. Be gentle!
Similar to humans, a cat cold will last 7-10 days.
Many cats will also refuse to eat when they have a cold. One reason for this is that cats like to smell their food first, and with a runny nose, it is quite difficult to pick up the scent.
Be very careful about dehydration! If your kitty is not eating and is becoming dehydrated, buy canned cat food. It has between 75 and 80% humidity and a rich odor.
Yes, cats cough. They also resound, sneeze, and snort; and most sound like people. The best alternative when your cat is showing symptoms is to contact your vet or local veterinary hospital, especially if your cat shows the most severe of these symptoms or has other symptoms that are not listed in this article. Most of these places are willing to talk to you on the phone and can ease your worries, but they will suggest an office visit to make sure your cat isn’t suffering from something more severe than the common cold.
I know the information above, and a call to my vet, recently saved my cat’s life. . My vet informed me that I should not wait for my appointment with him in two days, but should seek medical help immediately. I am happy to have done it. My cat suffered from severe respiratory distress. Without the medication provided at the veterinary hospital, I would have watched helplessly as my cat died a painful death. Fortunately, this was not the case.