For humans, catching a cold is very common with weather changes and winter slowly approaching. But what about our furry friends? Can cats and dogs get colds?

The answer is yes.shutterstock_275877062-2

Have you ever caught your pet sniffling, sneezing, coughing, or rubbing watery eyes? These are all indicators that your pet has caught a cold; and just like with us humans, symptoms can vary from mild to severe depending on the type of virus your pet has caught.

If your pet is sick, you can help them feel better by cleaning its area on a regular basis. Food and water bowls should be changed and cleaned, in addition to the place where your pet sleeps. In the case of cats, changing the litter box frequently is also essential.

You should also allow your pet to rest and relax, as well as providing access to plenty of water throughout the day. In case your pet is stuffed up, humidified air can help them breathe more easily.

For dog owners that live in a multi-dog household, trying to keep your sick dog away from the others is important. Just because dogs can’t pass on their colds to humans doesn’t mean the virus can’t spread to other dogs.

And lastly, as with all other illnesses, if the symptoms get worse or don’t change after a couple of days, pay your vet a visit.


Why Should You Make Top Tails Your Philadelphia Dog Caregiver?

Here at Top Tails Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, we love each and every pet equally. Whether your dog is blind, deaf or has special needs, our loving dog caregivers in Philadelphia will be happy to look after your furry friend when you aren’t able to be at home.

You can trust that our team members will provide only the best care for your pets, as we require all employees to pass a criminal background check and to be neat, tidy and respectful. Plus, our Philadelphia dog caregivers are extensively trained and experienced in meeting pets’ needs.

Interested in giving Top Tails a try? Call 215-508-1903 or visit us on the web for information on our rates and services. We look forward to showing you why we’re the dog caregiver Philadelphia pet owners rely on!

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