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can cats get colds? My cat is coughing, not eating well and when she meows it sound very faint like she has a cold or something. Can you tell me what it may be? Marilyn

yes they can and cat flu can be very severe see my webpage here about it /cat-flu.html

They can also just get minor colds just like us and can go off their food for a day or two.

Keep an eye on them and make sure they drink plenty to prevent dehydration.

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