Asthma in the cat Oxany
Asthma is a common disease in animals - read about the disease and how we helped Oxane
Cat asthma - very similar to human asthma - is a chronic lower respiratory disease that mainly affects the bronchi and bronchi, not the pulmonary parenchyma itself. When asthma attack around these parts, are narrower and there is difficulty breathing that within a few minutes can become life-threatening. Often associating cough, which looks like something the cat bothered throat, but may resemble and vomiting. A coughing seizure occurs at any time of the day and usually lasts 10-15 minutes. Severe seizures are manifested by difficulty breathing with open mouth to bluish mucous membranes.
General symptoms of feline asthma
Cough and wheezing
Open mouth while breathing
Stooped posture, neck stretched low to the ground and gasping
Overall weakness and lethargy
Bluish mucous membranes
Asthma is thought to develop as a result of allergic bronchitis, which occurs in pneumonia after inhalation of an allergen (eg pollen, mold, litter dust) that stimulates the immune system. Asthma-like symptoms in cats may also be associated with other diseases affecting the lower respiratory tract, e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia, cancer, inhaled foreign bodies, pulmonary edema or causing coughing in heart failure. If the above symptoms persist, we recommend that you visit a veterinarian who will rule out the disease through various examinations, first of all assess the clinical condition, listen to the lung field with a stethoscope, and may supplement the diagnosis with blood and chest X-ray. Other diagnostic methods include bronchoalveolar lavage, in which a cat is under general anesthesia with sterile saline rinse trachea and bronchi. Subsequently, the solution is also analyzed with the captured cells. Bronchoscopy is used to assess and collect airway mucosa samples.
Oxana cat, who was suffering from long-lasting cough, also visited our workplace. She underwent an overall clinical examination and responded with a cough during palpation examination of the trachea. Chest X-rays and blood tests revealed nothing pathological. Antibiotic therapies were used to reduce inflammation, antihistamines in the case of allergic cough, and immune-enhancing syrups that helped, but after a few months the vomiting cough appeared again. Oxana has undergone bronchoscopic examination as well as bronchoalveolar lavage to confirm the diagnosis of asthma.
Effective therapy includes a medicine for opening, suppressing inflammation and respiratory immune responses. As in humans, medicines can be administered via an inhaler.
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