My cat has a runny nose

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My cat has a runny nose

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Are cat colds the same as human cold - my nose was streaming on Saturday, now Pat's looks damp. And he's fussing round me as if he wants something, not sure want.
Am I right in assuming it will clear up as quickly as mine has.
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I was told by a vet some years ago that cats could catch a human cold, but we cannot catch their colds.
I would just watch and wait for a while to see how it progresses, but if there is sneezing and wheezing that can I think be a sign of something more sinister. {hug} {hug} To you both.
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viruses and bacteria that cause sneezing, sore throat and runny nose tend to be species specific so your cold shouldn't really be passed on to the cat but there might be something like an allergy such as dust or pollen? I think with cat colds you just have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get worse. Like most people with colds, he is probably feeling miserable and wants to be made well again. Hope he gets better soon.
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Cat flu is quite dangerous. So if you are concerned, a visit to the vet I am afraid
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lancashire lass wrote:viruses and bacteria that cause sneezing, sore throat and runny nose tend to be species specific so your cold shouldn't really be passed on to the cat but there might be something like an allergy such as dust or pollen? I think with cat colds you just have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get worse. Like most people with colds, he is probably feeling miserable and wants to be made well again. Hope he gets better soon.


Totally not cat related, but ....
When I had ferrets one of the things I was warned of was that if we got flu, we could pass it on to them. Apparently it works the other way too, a ferret with flu can pass it on to people.
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