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How is cat coughing treated?

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Treatment depends on what’s causing the cough. Options include cough suppressants, antibiotics, steroids or other drugs, and even surgery. Asthma can’t be cured in pets or people, but you can manage it. Your vet will talk to you about lifestyle changes and medications. Don’t treat your pet without talking to a vet. The treatment for one kind of cough could end up making another type worse. Work with your vet to find the best option.

From: Why Does My Cat Cough So Much? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heartworm Society: “Heartworm Basics.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Disease Risks for Dogs in Social Settings.”

Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Pet Care: Asthma.”

Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine: “Feline Asthma: A Risky Business for Many Cats.”

The Ohio State University Research News: “Even Healthy Cats Act Sick When Their Routine Is Disrupted.”

The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine: “Life Stressors of Cats: How to Make Your Cat More Comfortable When Stress Occurs.”

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine: “The Coughing Pet.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 17, 2017

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SOURCES:

American Heartworm Society: “Heartworm Basics.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Disease Risks for Dogs in Social Settings.”

Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Pet Care: Asthma.”

Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine: “Feline Asthma: A Risky Business for Many Cats.”

The Ohio State University Research News: “Even Healthy Cats Act Sick When Their Routine Is Disrupted.”

The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine: “Life Stressors of Cats: How to Make Your Cat More Comfortable When Stress Occurs.”

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine: “The Coughing Pet.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 17, 2017

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