July 11, 2023
If you have a cat, you know they can be quite the fickle creatures. One moment they’re playful and cuddly; the next, they hide in a corner with sneezing. And if your cat is sick, well…you know the drill. So when your cat starts acting out in strange ways, it’s worth noting! Here are five signs that your cat may have a cold.
Your cat is sneezing and coughing a lot.
If your cat is sneezing and coughing, it may have a cold. This is a common sign that your cat has an infection. You should take your cat to the veterinarian to be checked out.
Your cat has lost weight.
One sign that your cat may be ill is if they’ve lost weight. If your cat is not eating or seems to be in a lot of pain, it’s important to take them to the vet. There are many possible causes for a cat to lose weight, and some require immediate attention. However, a vet visit may be in order if your cat just seems thin and doesn’t seem to be doing well.
Your cat is having trouble breathing.
One of the most common signs that your cat has a cold is difficulty breathing. Many cats will start to wheeze, cough, and have difficulty breathing because their respiratory system is clogged up with mucus. If you notice your cat struggling to breathe, take them to the veterinarian as soon as possible.
Your cat is hiding
One common symptom of a cold is your cat hiding. They may become more lethargic and refuse to come out from hiding. Other symptoms may include sneezing, coughing, and hacking. If your cat exhibits any of these symptoms, it would be best to take them to the vet for an exam.