Feline asthma is an affliction of the upper respiratory tract, just as in humans. It affects females more than males and is more prevalent in younger cats. By following a natural cat health care protocol, you can both prevent and treat it successfully.
Asthma is an inflammation of the respiratory tissues. There can be a variety of triggers to set this off, such as an allergy or a contaminated atmosphere (smoke, dust, sprays, etc). Asthma can also accompany other health problems.
The symptoms of feline asthma are wheezing, mouth breathing and maybe coughing. These can be spasmodic or continuous. Coughing can be mistaken for retching.
The veterinary diagnosis of feline asthma is based on an X-ray. The treatment is with medication either orally or by injection. You will also be advised to limit your cat’s exposure to the triggers, which can be difficult in some circumstances.
The medication will be similar to those given to humans. This means they may contain cortisone (steroids). These medications do not cure the cause of the problem, they simply deal with the effects. They are responsible for lowering the immune system further and are liver toxic.
The main cause of asthma, like any disease, is a low immune system. When a cat has high immunity, she will be able to shrug off every disease. So boosting this is the best thing you can do.
There are two areas that you can do to boost your cat’s immune system, neither of which will cost you anything like the ongoing cost of veterinary medication. The first is to ensure you feed your cat a quality, natural diet. This is essential. A poor quality diet is responsible for all health problems. And all commercial cat food, regardless of the price tag, is of a poor quality compared with a quality, natural diet.
The second area that can help your cat is to treat all her health problems with natural therapies, such as homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment gets to the cause of the problem and cures this. This means your cat does not have to be on endless medication.
Natural cat health care can be a giant leap forward in your learning process. Your cat may also challenge the changes. But the rewards are better health, a happier cat, and less load on your wallet.