What is the course of action to take when your dog is suffering from a cold?

Introduction: Understanding Canine Colds

As pet owners, we want our dogs to be happy, healthy and free from illness. Unfortunately, just like humans, dogs can get sick from time to time. One common illness that dogs can suffer from is a cold. Canine colds can be caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria, and while they are usually not serious, they can make your furry friend feel uncomfortable and miserable.

Symptoms of a Cold in Dogs

If your dog is suffering from a cold, you may notice a range of symptoms. These can include sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, watery eyes, lethargy, loss of appetite, and a fever. It’s important to keep an eye on your dog’s symptoms and take action if they persist or worsen.

Causes of Canine Colds

Canine colds can be caused by a variety of factors, including viruses, bacteria, allergens, and environmental irritants. Common viruses that can cause colds in dogs include parainfluenza and canine adenovirus. While dogs of all ages can get colds, they are more common in puppies and senior dogs, as their immune systems may not be as strong as adult dogs. It’s also important to note that dogs can catch colds from other dogs, just like humans can catch colds from other people.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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