I'm just getting over a typical winter cold. I usually get only one per year (Thank GOD), however, this year is different. I seem to have given it to my cat, who's name is REX. The poor guy's been sneezing on & off for 5 days now. He's 7 years old and has never done this before. He's very mellow and affectionate, so I'm always breathing on him.
Now I'm wondering...can a pet cat or dog catch their owners cold? I called a Vet and was told that a cat CAN'T catch a human's cold, unless that person also has an pnemonia (spelling?) which I've never had. He said that a common cold is caused by a virus and is "Species Specific" (meaning one type of animal species can't pass it to another type) and a pnemonia is caused by bacteria, and CAN be spread to a cat.
Do you think that Vet's are always right? Why else would my cat REX start sneezing? Have any of you guys/girls ever felt sure that you gave a cold to your pet? I think I did!
Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.