Post # 1
I know this is a dumb questions my cat is 1 year old and is strictly a house cat but she loves looking out the window with the window up, she loves the breeze, looking at the birds, squirrella whatever.. but its so cold outside and she loves laying in the window she will even fall asleep.
so can she get sick?
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
@megz06: Yes, that what she lays on, Thank I just feel cold so I think she is cold….LOL
Post # 7
@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
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:
- Runny nose
- Clear to colored nasal discharge
- Gagging, drooling
- Loss of or decreased appetite
- Rapid breathing
- Nasal and oral ulcers
- Squinting or rubbing eyes
- Open-mouth breathing
Post # 9
@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.
Post # 10
“No one catches a cold from fresh air”