Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197

Cat Asthma

This is a condition in cats in which there is a spasm of the smooth muscle of the bronchi. This results in a substantial narrowing of the air passages through the lungs. The cat consequently has increased difficulty breathing. Affected cats make a distinctive wheezing noise. Cats are less likely to develop asthma than humans. Siamese are more commonly affected than other breeds.

During severe bouts of asthma the cat might wheeze and cough, gasping for breath. It will be reluctant to move and might sit or lie in one spot with elbows out, breathing laboriously, perhaps even mouth breathing.

Cause

The underlying causes of this condition are not completely understood but they do include an allergic reaction to agents (allergens), such as pollen or house dust. If the cat’s attacks are seasonal only, then it is likely that some agent such as pollen is responsible. Often a definitive cause cannot be established.

Treatment

Treatment includes corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Oxygen may be necessary if the cat is severely affected.

Contact Us

Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261

PUPPY CLASSES are on again. Held each Monday night and run by Meaghan, one of our very experienced vet nurses. Fun and learning together for you and your new family member. A safe way to socialise your pup.

 

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