In dogs, the symptoms of cold are similar to those of a human cold, however, the virus causing the cold in dogs is different.
Yes, dogs can catch a cold and their symptoms are just like a human cold. They get infected with canine viruses that makes them sneeze and sniffle just that way we do.
Canine respiratory viruses include canine herpesvirus-1 (CHV-1), canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV), canine adenovirus 2 (CAV-2), canine parainfluenza virus(CPiV) etc.
The answer is – no. This is because some viruses are ‘species specific’, which means that certain viruses that infect dogs do not infect humans.
– Sneezing – Snorting – Shivering – Glassy eyes – Runny nose – Loss of interest in food – Low energy and less activity – Watery discharge from the eyes
If you see any signs of a cold in your dog, you should first call your veterinarian. Though a mild cold may not be a major concern still you should get your sick dog checked at the vet.
– Give your dog warm and fresh food – Increase fluid intake – Avoid long walks – Extra snoozes – Cleanliness – Use a humidifier – Monitor body temperature
– Keep vaccinations up to date – Clean their things regularly – The key is to rest – Balanced diet – Outbreaks and epidemics
If a dog is coughing and doesn’t have any symptom of a cold, it can be coughing as a result of bacterial, parasitic infection such as heart worms and roundworms.
Cold in dogs is mostly treatable, but if your dog stops eating and drinking, breathes abnormally, and/or gets a fever, your dog needs to visit his veterinarian ASAP.