Posted on Sep 01, 2008 | Comments 0
Is your kitten diagnosed with feline asthma? Don’t worry and don’t get panic, your worry will not control the asthmatic conditions and make your kitty normal.
So, now think about how to solve the problem?
Many cat and kitty lovers feel that their negligence is responsible for feline asthma.
This is not true, feline asthma is common in cat and is seen in all age cats and kittens.
There are many reasons which are responsible for feline asthma in your cat; dampness, living in moldy environment, cigarette smoke, smog etc.
The symptoms of feline asthma is feeling uneasy in breathing after a short walk or a workout session, the kitten or cat feels hard in breathing and sometimes makes snoring sounds while breathing. You can confirm the disease with x-ray of lungs and with the help of few simple tests.
Treatments available for treating feline asthma:
Once you are confirmed, start the diagnosis at once and do not postpone the treatment. Do not worry too much, controlling feline asthma is not a big task and it is as easy as controlling asthma in the humans.
Even in the diagnosis process, keep eye on the cat breathing habits. Slightest change in the breathing habits of the cat can lead to violent attacks of asthma.
Take help of your vet in treating the feline asthma. Know all the possible ways and treatments in treating the feline asthma.
Cat mask which goes around the nose and ears is one way of controlling feline asthma. Other oral medications for feline asthma are airway dilators, antihistamines and cyroheptadine.
Treating feline asthma:
Inhaling the medicine is the most common and easy way of treating asthma. The medicine is inhaled with the help of a spacer. This device has a mask that covers the nose of the cat and a medicine slot to hold the asthma medicine.
When the cat is being diagnosed, make your cat sit calm. Over excitement towards the surroundings can make the breathing harder.
Make the cat sit on your lap, make him feel that the surroundings are safe and the persons around him will not hurt him.
Place the medications in the spacer mask and cover the cat’s mouth and nose with the mask. See that the vet has given correct dose of the medicine and the mask is not too tight or loose.
When the device is working, see that the cat does not fear of the sound created when the spacer is working. Hold the spacer close to your cat’s nose until you feel satisfied about the inhalation process.
Take proper cat care regarding the return of asthma. See that you do not smoke near to the cat and take measures when taking your cat out in cold.