• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

Cat Colds: Symptoms to Look Out For

Cat Colds: Symptoms to Look Out For

Cat Colds: Symptoms to Look Out For

Like us, cats are prone to cold-like illnesses as well. Colds in cats can be identified something as simple as constant sneezing coupled with discharge or a runny nose and eyes. While there are multiple factors that trigger a sneeze from your cat, the discharge likely points to an infection.

Cats are highly sensitive to change which may invoke feelings of stress should they be unable to cope. Stress may also play a part in weakening its immune system, making it more vulnerable to infectious viruses like feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus, which are most common. Your cat may also catch a cold from other infected cats.

Symptoms of colds in cats are similar to that of humans. These include sneezing, discharge from eyes, runny nose, coughing, lethargy, loss of appetite, fever, dehydration as well as a raised third eyelid. Cats experiencing a cold may also lose their ability to “meow”.

Cat Colds: Symptoms to Look Out For

If you notice any of these symptoms, bring your cat to vets in Singapore for a proper diagnosis. It is especially important to visit the vet if your cat has lost its appetite, has breathing difficulty or is showing a worsening of the other symptoms.

Your feline may be hospitalised to receive other treatments like fluid therapy or nutrition if there is no improvement in its appetite or if it remains dehydrated. However, once that crucial stage if over, you may bring it home to recover.

Apart from medication–if prescribed with any–you can also help Kitty recover at home by:

  • ● Ensuring its nose and eyes are free of discharge
  • ● Encouraging it to eat by offering your cat warm canned cat food
  • ● Keeping it hydrated
  • ● Keeping it warm
  • ● Helping it with grooming

Cat colds usually last for about one to four weeks, depending on how soon it gets diagnosed and the effectiveness of its treatment. While it may not always be life-threatening, some ways you can keep your feline safe is through vet-approved vaccines that fight feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus.

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