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Persistent cough help

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Blackcat2000, May 25, 2020.


  1. SbanR

    SbanR PetForums VIP

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    Haha, she's 110% cat, got you both well trained :D
     
  2. ewelsh

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    Good news re antibiotics

    Clever Emma training her slaves so well, keep them on their toes Em :Hilarious
     
  3. Blackcat2000

    Blackcat2000 PetForums Junior

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    We have hit a bit of disappointment... off I went to collect the anti biotics and upon arrival they wouldn't prescribe them for her. The vet had discussed it with another vet and they want to try her on steroids on the basis of it possibly be asthma that is possibly aggravated by an allergy. I'm not sure I've seen that they can be quite damaging, she supposedly has a low dose so I'm gunna keep such a close eye on her.
    They have given her prednicare, has anyone any success stories?
     
  4. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Steroids are the treatment of choice for human asthmatics, though usually inhaled. If they make a difference hopefully you will be prescribed an inhaler & spacer, but a one off injection is very unlikely to cause problems
     
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  5. Blackcat2000

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    She has been given tablets to take for a week.... I honestly dont know if shed let me give her an inhaler and as awful as it sounds I actually think shed be happier with the cough than fighting me with it. I dont know if I mentioned on this thread but shes really old (21) and I just want her to be comfortable with as little messing as poss.
     
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  6. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Forgot her age, sorry. If you want her to be comfortable and steroids help I'd give them
     
  7. ewelsh

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    Agreed, give Em the steroids, they will help rather quickly actually.

    Just write everything down daily any issues telephone the vets, but I’m sure there won’t be any issues. You have to put trust in your vets, they don’t want an elderly cat distressed either.

    I have steroids occasionally with my asthma in top of inhaler steroids, within hours I feel better! Hope Emma feels better soon x
     
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