I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to discuss your questions about Toffee.
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I'm also sorry to hear all your family has a cough and cold as well. That's never any fun to deal with.
Fortunately, most cold viruses are species-specific - that is, they don't travel from cats to people and back and forth.
Additionally, in Toffee's case, this sounds like a really serious cough.
While colds (viruses) can cause a cough for a cat, there are also a lot of other things that can cause a cough for a cat like Toffee. These include:
-worm infections (yes, even though he's regularly dewormed)
-pleural space disease (this is the space in the chest around the outside of the heart and lungs)
I don't mean to frighten you, but as you can see, there are some pretty serious possibilities on this list.
Because of that, it's really important that you take Toffee to a vet for an exam and any recommended tests to get a diagnosis as to why he is coughing.
Only then will you know what the appropriate course of action is.
In the meantime, I would advise keeping him separated from any other cats you might have in case it is contagious, and doing your best to be sure he eats at least a little every day.
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Thank uou for your help, I'll take him to the vets tomorrow :/
Thank you I'll get him to the vets tomorrow :/