Video of Cat Recovering From a Cold in Home Spa Has Internet in Stitches: 'Catatonic'

You may have been relaxed before, but have you ever been as chilled out as a certain cat in a recent viral video?

In footage, posted to Reddit by user Sunshineandhomicide, a white fluffy feline can be seen enjoying the benefits of a makeshift home spa.

In the 14-second-long clip, which can be viewed here, the cat has a warm compress, consisting of brown hand towel, covering his eyes and the pet is swaddled in a soft blanket.

Calming music plays softly in the background as the cat, clearly enjoying the pampering, lies still as his little tongue pokes out.

Sunshineandhomicide explained the situation in the caption of the video, writing: "My cat got a cold and the vet recommended a warm compress for his eyes. I think he's enjoying his spa time."

Although cats cannot catch colds from humans, according to Hillcrest Animal Hospital's website they can get a "upper respiratory infection (URI) caused by bacteria or a virus."

This includes symptoms such as sneezing, sniffing, watery eyes, runny nose and mild fever.

The website reveals that among other treatments they "need to stay warm, so place an extra blanket in their bed or favorite area to curl up." This could explain the warm compress solution.

The hilarious footage has gained lots of traction on the site since it was shared on November 16, having received more than 129,000 upvotes.

Additionally, more than 1,600 people have headed to the comments section to share their opinions on the video.

One Reddit user, Sorciere_rousse, wrote: "It's hard to watch this cat live out my dreams."

Another person, Omarmad123, added: "Cat is in the avatar state. Don't disturb him."

Capt_Hawkeye_Pierce shared: "My 7yo [7-year-old] dorkus does this, but with my hand. He jams his face into my hand to cover his eyes, make a goofy face and then falls asleep."

Igitalmacgyver thought the video could provide a career opportunity for the video-poster, writing: "You do realize you know are a proud owner of a Cat Spa, this should be a business model. Cat and Dog spas."

Explodey Heart typed: "This is the best thing I have ever seen."

Stumpdawg joked: "If relaxation was a god, that cat would be its worldly avatar."

Awkward_Swordfish581 gushed: "Can't believe after decades of internet cat videos I'm still seeing something new. Cute AF, hope your kitty feels better soon."

X_VeniVidiVici_X commented: "This probably feels nice af for him, it's relieving any sort of discomfort around his eyes he has from the cold. There was probably an initial hesitation but afterwards it would become clear it feels very good."

Opelan remarked: "Makes total sense that he enjoys it. Cats love warmth even when they are healthy and I bet when they are ill they crave warmth even more."

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A stock image of a cat relaxing with a towelling robe on. On Reddit one pet owner treated their cat to a home spa, and the footage is adorable. iStock