Asthma in cats: Causes and symptoms
Asthma in cats is relatively common and can occur at any age. The cause is usually an allergic reaction. Among the symptoms cough with dyspnea heard by a narrowing of the bronchial tubes.
Asthma in cats is manifested by cough and shortness of breath.
Asthma in cats (also called “feline asthma” or “cat asthma” called) is one of the common cat diseases and occurs quite suddenly. The causes are not always clear, but may be caused for example by the factors listed below.
Asthma in cats: Causes of Respiratory Disease
Asthma in cats can be acute or chronic. Some pets, suffer from asthma, have suffered at a young age from a disease of the bronchi or a genetic predisposition to respiratory disease.
Often, asthma is caused triggering substance in cats upon contact with an allergy. Possible causes for the symptoms can be dusty cat litter, cigarette smoke, dust mites, pollen, dry heated air, detergents or other chemicals.
The muscles in the bronchi then contract and cramp. The cat‘s airways constrict and she gets short of breath. At the same time, there is formation of mucus in the airways.
First Aid for Cats: Tips for Emergencies
symptoms for asthma in cats
An asthma attack occurs suddenly and may be short of breath and a mild to severe coughing that lasts longer than a normal (longer than 1-2 minutes), manifest as symptoms.
You realize that their cat respiratory distress has when they close crouching in a crouched posture and with the paws on the body, a whistling sound when breathing is perceptible, the mouth is wide open and it shows out the tongue, which turn blue can.
A seizure can be minutes, but sometimes persist for hours and occurs in chronic asthma usually several times a month, especially in the evening and at night.
If the cat has severe shortness of breath, confused, or in panic, they should immediately consult a veterinarian during a seizure. But otherwise the symptoms should be clarified as soon as possible by frequent coughing.