A. It is possible your cat may have a cold or the beginnings of an upper respiratory infection. Cats may have a runny nose or eyes with clear discharge, cough, wheeze, have a fever or become more lethargic (tired). If you see any other signs of illness such as green or yellow discharge from the eyes and nose, it may indicate a secondary infection has formed. It is best to keep your cat eating and drinking and allow him to have plenty of rest to help him recover. If you see signs of secondary infection, symptoms worsen, or if symptoms do not get better in a few days, then scheduling an appointment with your vet for additional care is best.
DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.
User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.
petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.
Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.
Your account has been reactivated.