Feline asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases affecting at least one percent of all adult cats across the globe. It is a chronic disease that comes with some very common symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, laboured breathing, and potentially life-threatening broncho-constriction. As per scientific studies and veterinarian researches, there is a surmise that feline asthma in cats is on the rise due to increased exposure to industrial pollutants.
There are two main types of feline medicine treatment to manage asthma in cats. One of them is using anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids that arrest the inflammation leading to asthmatic symptoms. The other is bronchodilator or flea medication that helps to widen a feline's air passage when needed. Antihistamine drugs may also be used when cats do not respond to other treatments. These medicines are often administered through an inhaler, but they can also be given in tablet or injection form. If you are using an inhaler, then be sure to know how to use it or take necessary guidance from your vet. Remember that inhalers used by humans are different from the ones used by your pets.
Although there is no permanent cure to feline asthma, you can certainly take necessary actions to prevent your cats from suffering an asthma attack. Make your pet undergo an allergy testing to establish the root cause of the condition and take necessary actions wherever possible. Avoid smoking around your pets or using perfumes, air fresheners, or any aerosol products that worsens the condition.