my older cat caught a cold


New member
Mar 5, 2023
My cat is 14 years old and I took him to get his nails trimmed at a groomers, the groomers was 10 minutes away so I walked him although it was cold outside (40F) he was acting a bit strange after bringing him back, I assumed it was due to getting his nails trimmed for the first time and it bummed him out and caused him to act strange but I noticed he was also drooling a lot more than often and its now the next day and he's low on energy not wanting to play, has a runny nose and is still drooling a bit. Is this a sign of a sickness or just a cold and if it is do I take him to the vet as soon as i can or wait it out with some home remedies until he gets better?


Staff member
Apr 27, 2021
It's possible he picked up something at the groomers.

40 degrees is cold but nothing a healthy cat can't handle.

I agree with @SirMeow, you should take him to the vet as soon as possible.


New member
Apr 5, 2023
It's difficult to say for sure what might be causing your cat's symptoms without a physical examination. However, drooling, lethargy, and a runny nose can be signs of various illnesses, including respiratory infections or dental problems. It's best to take your cat to the vet as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Home remedies may not be effective or could potentially make things worse, so it's important to have your cat evaluated by a professional.