Cats can catch colds just like humans. Therefore, you can imagine how bad your pet is in this state. A cold usually goes away on its own in about a week. But you can make your pet's condition much easier by following these guidelines.
If you feed your pet with ready-made food, then give preference to canned food rather than dry food, since canned food has a more pronounced aroma, which will quickly stimulate the sick cat's appetite. Try feeding him small pieces of tuna as well. When an animal gets sick, it often has a decreased appetite. Because the nose is stuffed up, the cat cannot smell the food. It is imperative that your pet is sure to eat well during illness so that there is no breakdown.
Use a humidifier in your pet's room. The extra humidity in the room will make breathing much easier for your cat.
Always make sure your pet has a supply of fresh water. To prevent dehydration, he needs to drink water frequently.
Always wipe the cat's eyes with a soft cloth or cotton pads dipped in warm water, and clean off various secretions to prevent crusting around the eyes and nose. Estimate the discharge itself. If they turn yellow or green, the cat may have an infection. In this case, it should be immediately shown to the veterinarian.
Use petroleum jelly or baby oil on the area around your nose to prevent dryness and crusting.
You can bury your cat with baby cold drops. On the first day, 1 drop in one nostril. On the second day, 1 drop into the other nostril. Thus, continue to apply drops for 5-7 days.
If other cats live in your home, protect them from infection by placing them in a separate part of the house until the sick cat recovers.
If the cat's condition does not improve or even worsens after 7-10 days, take him to the veterinarian. Otherwise, complications may arise, such as pneumonia, which requires medical intervention.