Very young and older cats are more prone to get cough and respiratory problems. Like humans, cats to get coughs and respiratory problems and like humans their illness can spread and worsen causing serious damage if not treated immediately.
Symptoms includes coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and trouble breathing. Respiratory problems in cats tend to be highly contagious to other cats so separate your cat during the infection period. The cause of a cough or respiratory problem is generally a cold or allergies like mold, grass, dust etc. Coughing is a reflex initiated by an irritant in the bronchial tubes.
Immediate treatment is critical because respiratory problems can worsen dramatically and cause severe damage to the lungs and body. There are several treatments available to treat cough and respiratory problems. Common treatments include Home Oxygen Therapy, use of a Nebulizer, and Acupuncture. The most common are medications that can be taken orally or injected in. Nasal sprays and pills are becoming more popular amongst cat owners.