Oni’s mom was worried about him, but she had just moved into a new home and started a new job, so she wasn’t sure if she could afford an unplanned trip to the veterinarian. Thankfully, she heard about Fur Kids Foundation, and applied for help. We’re happy to report that Oni took a quick trip to a vet clinic and was put on some medication to help him get back to his playful self.
Just like humans, cats can get colds. When a cat gets a cold, or an upper respiratory infection/sinus infection, it’s a lot like when you get a cold. And, like in humans, a cold is caused by a viral infection that is followed by a bacterial infection. However, you cannot give a cold to your cat, and your cat cannot give you a cold. Symptoms include:
- coughing or sneezing
- discharge from the nose and eyes (this may be watery or bloody, or thick and colored clear, yellow or green)
- loss of appetite
- loss of energy or hiding more than usual
- swelling of the eyes
Be sure to provide you cat with plenty of fresh food and water—perhaps even encourage them to eat more by putting out wet or canned food. You can also wipe away any discharge from the eyes and nose with a moistened cotton ball to keep them clean. A healthy cat can often fight the symptoms of a cold on their own; however, if your cat’s symptoms get worse, or if they are under 6 months old, be sure to take them to the vet in order to get better.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.