Feline Asthma often overlooked as vets look for more serious diseases

BJ Bangs

BJ Bangs is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and communication profession who is an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including visiting cool cat events and writing about them.

7 Responses

  1. I didn’t know any of this … thank you so much for sharing your experience.

  2. Ellen Pilch says:

    Excellent post, I hope none of my kitties ever have asthma, but I will bookmark this for the information just in case.

    • BJ says:

      Look for a persistent cough that sounds like a very bad case of hairballs. The cat also tends to always have their head down to the ground when coughing. With asthma, it’s medication ever day and finding a cat sitter that can do an inhaler is more than a challenge.

  3. Asthma is really a diagnosis of exclusion in cats. There are several other things that can mimic the symptoms of asthma, such as heart disease and lungworm. I am glad your baby finally got a proper diagnosis, and I hope the inhalers are helping him. Lita has asthma and also takes Flovent. This summer has been terrible for asthmatic cats everywhere. Hopefully as the weather cools down, they will all have an easier time breathing.

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