- Sep 1, 2005--- In email@example.com, Bab006@a... wrote:
> I know coughing is not a good sign, but how much coughing is toomuch.
Dear Bridget, I panicked too when my cat started coughing. My
McGovern was just diagnosed with asthma yesterday. I thought his
coughing was related to his HCM but the vet said cats won't cough
from heart related issues. So I would be cautious in increasing the
Anyone willing to comment?
It just seems to make sense that coughing would be a symptom of heart
failure, attack, etc. She said that's true for humans and dogs but
He was given an injection of Dexamethasone and blood drawn to rule
The cardiologist was called to advise about combining Atenelol with
oral Prednisone. Atenolol is not normally given to asthmatics but he
said yes because the HCM takes priority.
I also filled a prescription for FloventHFA 220 mcg, a corticosteroid
inhaler. I've given him 2 doses so far. That's a trip... giving a cat
an inhalant! His coughing has stopped (nothing since 5AM, it is now 5
PM)but his breathing is still a little labored but not open mouthed.
His respiratory rate has stayed at a steady 28-30 breaths per
minute... sometimes shallow but seems to have improved. He'll take a
deep breath/sigh every once in a while so I know he can inhale more
deeply than his regular respiration.
The closest oxygen cage if he needs it is 30 minutes away. It's a
frightening thought that I know others here have gone through.
This email is in response to a Feline Heart HCM refering to coughing
but I'm also crossposting to PetVetCafe for any additional info on
HCM and asthma.
Thank you, Cathy, McGovern (HCM), Number One
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