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Kitten with asthma - any advice?

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SunnySellsShells Thu 01-Mar-18 21:07:24

My husband took our 7 month old kitten to get her flead and wormed and the vet told him he can hear a wheezing noise in the cat’s lungs. Apparently it could be asthma, although the vet said it is usually detected in older cats (2 years+).

Kitten is fine. On the odd occasion (after very energetic play with the laser pointer!) the kitten pants like a dog, but it hadn't occurred to me that it might be asthma.

The vet didn’t seem too worried and said to keep an eye on it. I’m slightly annoyed that I wasn’t at the vets to ask questions!

Anybody has any experience with feline asthma? How serious is it? Is energetic play still ok?


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thecatneuterer Fri 02-Mar-18 14:07:21

I have a persian with it. Anything slightly stressful (grooming/pill giving/ being put in a carrier/not being offered the particular food he wants) and he starts wheezing terribly. I sometimes think he puts it on to make sure he never has to submit to anything he doesn't want to grin. He has occasional wheezing fits at other times but seems to get on with it ok.

I have sub cut injections to give him if things seem particularly bad and I can't for the life of me remember what's in them. I think it begins with 'b' ...

thecatneuterer Fri 02-Mar-18 14:16:28

Bricanyl - I said it began with a 'b'.

SunnySellsShells Sat 03-Mar-18 07:26:50

Thanks thecatneuterer - I suspect your persian is a very clever cat wink!

The asthma sounds a bit scary but manageable. The vet didn’t give us any medication (I suppose it’s not serious enough yet) but it’s good to be prepared (or so I tell myself!).

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thecatneuterer Sat 03-Mar-18 21:31:41

If my persian wasn't in every other way the dimmest cat ever born, then I would certainly suspect it was put on.

As for energetic play - I'm not a vet so can't advise from that standpoint. However my boy loves to run round the garden and it doesn't seem to bring on any fits, so I don't think exertion is a factor.

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