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Feature December 2019 Issue

Getting a Handle on Feline Asthma

Not all cats with asthma will sit for a breathing mask.

Getting a Handle on Feline Asthma

Weighing the pluses and minuses of available treatment options.

“When a cat coughs on a fairly regular basis, people often think their pet is trying to throw up hairballs,” says Tufts veterinarian Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM. “But coughing and throwing up are two separate things. And unless you see actual hairballs vomited up, a coughing cat should be brought to the veterinarian,” she advises.

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