Can dogs catch colds?

 

Ask A Vet: Louise Rayment-Dyble BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS 

Can dogs catch colds?

Can dogs catch colds, my peekacho, started sneezing last night, runny nose, and tonight she is sneezing constantly.

Her nose is warm too?

 

Hi Fran,  Dogs are not able to catch the human cold virus, but they can suffer from other respiratory viruses, bacterial and fungal infections - they can also get foreign bodies like grass seeds for example in the nose, so I would take to your vet fairly soon and they can check her over and prescribe a course of treatment.

Best wishes

Louise Rayment-Dyble BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS 

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