The first step in caring for your cat is a visit to the vet to make sure it’s just a cold and nothing worse.
You can also support your cat very well in the recovery process by giving it lots of attention, allowing it to rest, providing a cozy and warm environment and giving it lots of stroking and lots of attention. If your cat’s nose is caked or dirty, you can gently clean it, this will allow your cat to breathe better. Also remember to clean your eyes. To do this, use a clean cloth and warm water, but no soap. A humidifier in the room can also be helpful. Under your loving care, your kitty should recover within a few days.
Cats with a cold tend to eat and drink less because they have problems with their sense of smell and taste. Test what food your cat is still eating. You must ensure that your cat continues to eat. You can also mix some water into the food to ensure your pet doesn’t become dehydrated. Drinking fluids also helps loosen mucus in the back of the nose and throat.
Cats with a cold can recover in a relatively short time. However, to make sure your cat is okay, it is important to see your veterinarian. Monitor your pet’s health carefully. If you don’t see improvement within a few days, make an appointment with your veterinarian. A persistent cold that is not treated properly can develop into pneumonia and middle ear infections.
Never give your cat medicine for humans! Medicines are only administered by the vet and only when necessary.