|Purred: Sun Oct 20, '13 4:56pm PST |
|If the kitten's neck is sticking out, it's probably not hairballs. That's what Fiyero does when he has a coughing fit. He has asthma, but if you catch it early, it's a BREEZE to deal with. He only gets p r e d n i s o n e (and only 2.5 mg at that) when he has issues, and only a couple of doses. You should definitely talk to your vet.
Other things to try: If you have a steam vaporizer (hot or cold, though I prefer hot), put it near wherever the kitten sleeps at night--mine is next to my bed since all 4 of mine think they help keep the boogey man away at night--and plug it in before you go to bed. If the kitten is okay with it, bring her into the bathroom with you when you take a shower. The steam from the shower will also help keep her lungs from getting too dry which can exacerbate such issues. I have the asthmatic one and one with chronic bronchitis, so I pretty much always have at least one showering companion.
Edited to add: who do we have to talk to so that the "p" word, good corticosteroid that it is, can get taken off the "naughty" list and we can type it without all the spaces? It's a little ridiculous.
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