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Does ayone have a cat with asthma?

We recently found out my cat, 5 yrs old, has severe asthma. It breaks my heart to see her struggle to breathe because I too have asthma so I know what she's going through. She's on meds but I'm wondering if there are other things I can do for her.

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LoriannMc

Asked by LoriannMc at 11:29 AM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Pets

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  • oh so sad... I'm sorry.. I have 3 cats and I Have asthma but never had a cat with asthma.. poor baby
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:30 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • My cat gave me asthma, but I have never heard of a cat with it. Poor thing.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:32 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I don't, but my sister did. Three of her four kitties had asthma. I don't think she did anything special for them (besides meds). I would suggest asking the vet if there is anything you could be doing at home to make your kitty more comfortable or make the house more kitty asthma friendly.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 11:34 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Did your vet test your cat for Heartworms? If not you might want to have that done because many cats are misdiagnosed as having asthma when it is the heartworms causing the problem. Although I did have a friend whose cat had Asthma and his was pretty severe he had to stay on the meds

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:22 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • aww sorry abt this x
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 7:22 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • My grandparents did. She lived to be 18. They were very careful about making sure she had her medication and saw the vet regularly.
    mommypip

    Answer by mommypip at 6:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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