|Purred: Sun Jun 30, '13 6:46pm PST |
|Hey West,not hacking up it could be asthma. Sammie coughed for a few yrs, never coughed up anything, a talk with your vet might be in order. here is a one way you can find out it is asthma.
Either ask your vet about getting x-rays & blood work. my vet told us that within 24hrs of a attack, you need to get the x-rays done, as close to the attack the better. because, the lungs and airway are still inflamed from the attack. if not, get a second opinion. we thought ( my vet included )it was a furball for about 4-5 yrs, then we read about another kitty that had the same symptoms. does your kitty spit anything out, or swallow it. Sammie always swallow everything he coughed up. hope this helps. fyi- my kitty lady just coughed a furball, it did not compare to sammie's attacks.
False” Hairballs or Coughing: You’d be surprised at how much asthma in cats looks and sounds like a cat trying to cough up a fur ball. Many cat guardians miss the early signs of asthma because it appears so similar to the old ‘hair ball’ routine. Viral infections, heart diseases, asthma and worms are but a few of the reasons your pet may be coughing, wheezing or sneezing and it’s simply impossible for pet owners to make these determinations on their own.
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