Feline Asthma

Please see the wonderful article, including pictures, on Chronic Coughing in Cats by Dr. Danièlle Gunn-Moore BSc BVM&s PhD MACVSc MRCVS, previously published in The Irish Veterinary Times. This article specifically mentions this page and the related Feline Asthma Mailing List as further sources of information!

*Only about one percent of cats develop asthma, but the condition is becoming more common because of an increase of exposure to environmental pollutants."

March 01, Cat Fancy, Dr. Serina J. Hillerson, DVM

The content of this website is drawn from the Feline Asthma Mailing List, articles written on the subject of feline asthma, and valuable input from Veterinary Respiratory specialists, with consent.

On the Feline Asthma List, we discuss anything and everything about feline asthma from medicine, inhaled medicines, ideas about triggers, etc. We also provide support and compassion in times of crisis. The Mailing List, which has over 500 members, is available to provide help and support with any topics related to asthma, but many topics are also covered within this site, so please look around!

A Message from the List Owner, Alexis, Mythos' Caretaker: "In January of 1999, I created the Feline Asthma Mailing List in hopes that other people would not have to go through the diagnosis and illness of their asthmatic cat alone. When Mythos was first diagnosed in 1996, even my vet didn't know what to do. The List was created so no one else would have to feel that way. I am so grateful for all of the group members, as *they* are the heart and what keeps it going."

A Message from List Member Janet, Gizmo's Caretaker:
You're now a part of a very wonderful, elite group of people who are owned by very special kitties. I'll bet most everyone here would admit that they have a special bond with their asthma kitty. There's something about them that brings out the compassion and empathy in us for these special cats. And you'll learn so much from this group and in the process of learning and gaining knowledge will have a better sense of empowerment and will be able to make informed decisions about the choice of care you give your cat.

You're in the right place here, a place to share information, a place where no one thinks you're a kook because you spend hours watching your cat breathe! I think we've all been there, if we're honest with ourselves. This is a place to be able to say, "I have a cat with asthma," and not have someone either begin laughing hysterically (sadly, true, happens tome all the time) or respond with a "You have a cat with WHAT?!". Here you will find empathy, compassion and a bonding with others who are also owned by a furry little creature who depends solely on YOU to care for it and give it its very life's breath."

Email: alexis@felineasthma.org
Web: http://www.felineasthma.org
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Each cat is an individual and what works for one may not work for another. Please do not undertake any treatment regimen without the assistance of a veterinarian.