- Nov 5, 2006My dear Smokey was first diagnosed with heart disease after I took him
to the vet because he sounded like he was trying to hack-up a hairball
for about 6 days. His coughing was a result of enviromental asthma
which was diagnosed via transtracheal aspiration. This procedure
involved the vet getting a sample of his mucous/sputum from his lungs
and then this was analyzed by a lab. I opted for this procedure
because there was a definitive way to tell if his asthma was viral,
bacterial or environmental and given his newly diagnosed heart
condition, I wasn't comfortable with trial and error of using
medications. His heart disease was not related to his coughing.
You may want to do an enviromental check of your home and determine if
any type of cleaning products, smoking, air freshers, and such can be
a factor. I even went as far as changing the type of cleaning litter
to a more natural type (Sweat Scoop).
He was also tested for heartworm which was negative and coughing can
be a symptom of this too.
Please talk with your vet further if you are concerned.
Lisa--and my dear heart kitty Smokey and his supportive brother Caz
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Betty Seni" <bmusical@...> wrote:
> Did someone say that coughing is not necessarily related to heart
troubles with cats? (I think someone said that with dogs, coughing is
related to the heart, but not so with cats...?) My Max has been
coughing alot lately (which upsets his stomach and makes him throw up)
Could this be fluid related...or maybe something else, like allergies
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