Well, somehow Ebony got a cold and was sneezing. How this happened is puzzling because the only animals I have are Ebony and Sneakers and they don’t go outside that much and interact with other animals, except each other?
Anyway, Ebony was sneezing and a little out of it for a while. Unfortunately, I was sick with a cold too. Sneakers has been sneezing this week and sleeping almost 24 hours as opposed to 20 and withdrawn. He is recovering and feeling better but it is a little up and down. He wanted to snuggle under the covers this morning. He was withdrawn there for a while which is not his usual style. Last night he had 4 sneezes right in a row, whew! He happened to be laying on me at the time. He gets this funny look when he is about to sneeze and wrinkles up his nose. So I gave him some reassurance, petting him gently.
Sneakers ears tips are usually cold, which surprises me, and for a while there they were not. So I was monitoring him carefully and could tell he was very warm all over. He seems better now. So I think the worst is over.
I thought of course about kennel cough and found out it is associated with dogs. So I dug a little further and found this article about cats and colds. Other articles I found by just Googling had a lot of things you could do if the symptoms were extreme or how to take care of them at home. I tend to keep it simple.
So I am just waiting it out. Ebony recovered and Sneakers seems to be feeling better and eating okay, drinking water and moving about a little more.
According to the article indoor cats can get a cold as well. It also states that humans get human colds and cats get cat colds. So I was glad to learn that I had not been the culprit.
Hopefully, this will end soon!