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Cat Flu

Getting the flu is never pleasant. Explore our range of premium flu treatments for cats, and give your cat the R&R she needs.

Can cats get colds?

Just like humans, cats can catch the common cold or flu. There are a number of viruses that can affect cats - all being highly contagious upper respiratory diseases. Cat flu in kittens is just as possible, with their symptoms sometimes being a bit more severe due to their small size. 

How do cats transmit cat flu?

Cat flu is spread through direct contact with another infected cat. Whether that be through saliva, tears or discharge, or indirectly through sharing food bowls, litter trays or human hands.

Cat flu symptoms

The symptoms of cat flu are very similar to those of a human cold. This includes:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Loss of appetite 

In more severe scenarios, ulcers can develop on the tongue or in the eyes, which if not treated, can cause permanent eye damage.

How to treat cat flu

There is not a specific cure for cat flu, so instead, treatment helps to relieve the symptoms while the cat naturally clears the infection alone. Depending on which symptoms are most prevalent, there is a vast range of medications you can choose from to ease the discomfort of your furry friend. If they stop eating or drinking, however, you should consult your vet, as they may need to be placed on a drip. 

Australia’s most trusted brands for cat flu treatment

Scriptly offers some of Australia’s most trusted and proven brands for cat flu relief.