Treatment of bronchial asthma in cats

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AUG 22,2021

Feline bronchial asthma, also known as feline allergic bronchitis, is an acute or chronic, obstructive bronchospastic disease of the trachea and bronchi caused by various irritants. Owners should be aware of the causes and symptoms of bronchial asthma in cats in order to treat it properly and get their cats well soon.

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       Bronchial asthma in cats, also known as feline allergic bronchitis, is an acute or chronic, obstructive bronchospastic disease of the trachea and bronchi caused by various irritants. Owners should understand the causes, and symptoms of bronchial asthma disease in cats in order to properly treat and allow cats to recover as soon as possible.

  I. Etiology.

  The disease is caused by allergies, and the specific cause is not known.

  Second, the symptoms.

  In acute cases, severe dyspnea, tachycardia, sudden restlessness, wheezing, choking or cyanosis are seen; in chronic cases, paroxysmal dry cough with wheezing is seen, and tracheal palpation easily induces coughing and enhanced breath sounds.

  III. Treatment.

  1. Oxygen therapy. Give 50-100% oxygen through oxygen cage.

  2. Removal of secretions. Bronchial suctioning can remove large amounts of mucus from the bronchi.

  3. Corticosteroids. Prednisolone or dexamethasone intravenously in acute cases; prednisolone or 6-methyl prednisolone acetate intravenously in chronic cases.

  4. Antihistamines. Paracetamol (2-4mg/kg body weight, 1-2 times/day, orally) or Benadryl (2-4mg/kg body weight, 1-2 times/day, orally).

  5. Bronchodilators. Aminophylline (5mg/kg body weight, 2 times/day), can be used for short-term treatment for acute cases and long-term treatment for chronic cases.

  6. Improve the environment and avoid exposure to possible pathogenic factors. To change the bedding in time and avoid smoke and irritating gas.

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