(Closed) Can my cat catch a cold…

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Dixonswife:  Cats *can* catch colds, but just like colds that affect humans, a cat’s cold is caused by a virus, but from weather.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

They can’t but it isn’t like the human cold, like the PP said. I don’t think your cat will get sick from sitting by a breezy window though or a cold window. My parents have cats, and they have one of those beds that hook underneath the window and they never got sick from laying there.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Dixonswife:  Yes than can.  Just like they can have allergies, get cancer and get kitty HIV.  Don’t let her outside when the weather is bad!  But lying by a window should be fine.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@deetroitwhat:  +1

i worked at a vet. cats can get upper respitory infections (URI’s). these are some of the symptoms that can present with a URI (copied from webmd):

Symptoms differ depending on the cause and location of the infection, but some common clinical signs of upper respiratory problems in cats include:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Clear to colored nasal discharge
  • Gagging, drooling
  • Fever
  • Loss of or decreased appetite
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nasal and oral ulcers
  • Squinting or rubbing eyes
  • Open-mouth breathing
  • Depression

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Dixonswife:  Both cats and people can catch colds, but not from each other (ie: cats catch cat colds). Also, no one catches a cold from fresh air.

Around this time of year, my kitties sneeze sometimes from the dry heat in the house, etc.

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