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20738Re: [FH] Re: coughing

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  • Lisa Clarizia
    Sep 2, 2005
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      Hi Cathy,

      I agree with Sue re masking symptoms and that it sounds like McGovern is
      having a CHF issue. It doesn't sound like asthma at all.

      I also would be concerned about using steroids in heart kitty. Cats can and
      do cough from heart conditions, it's a complete myth that they don't
      although it is more common in dogs and humans. My cat coughs in response to
      excess fluid, and also because his heart is so enlarged that lying in the
      right position, it actually pushes on his larynx and makes him cough.

      I hope McGovern is feeling better now!


      On 9/2/05, cayvb <cayvb@...> wrote:
      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Anyes <anyes@i...> wrote:
      > > Coughing can most definitely be a sign of chf.
      > I had to bring McGovern to the emergency room this morning. His
      > respiratory rate more then doubled and I panicked. The vet there said
      > now it seems like a cardiovascular symptom. So I've been suppressing
      > his cough with Prednisone and but that's all. He is still in some kind
      > of a crisis.
      > I brought him in around 6;00am and I had to leave him there until the
      > Cardio vet comes in. He'll have an echo done today. He was due for one
      > on Tuesday, but the same cardiologist is at the emergency clinic so
      > it'll get done today instead. At least he is there in case he gets
      > even worse. Cathy
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      Lisa Clarizia

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