How To Treat Cat Asthma At Home
You can provide cat asthma treatment naturally at home using supplements and by making a few lifestyle changes. Conventional veterinary care is limited in what it can offer cats with asthma or feline bronchitis. Using cat asthma home remedies along with feeding a hypoallergenic diet can help reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
Natural Remedies For Asthma in Cats
Cat Asthma Natural Remedies
Cat Asthma Kit - These three tasteless immune support drops can relieve symptoms of feline asthma and feline bronchitis. They work synergistically to fight infection and reduce inflammation in the sinuses and upper respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe. NOT Drops control harmful bacteria and act like natural antibiotics for cat asthma symptoms. QUENT seems to be especially helpful for lung-related health issues in cats. Many cat owners have reported excellent results relieving the symptoms of feline asthma including coughing, wheezing and labored breathing. Helpful for upper respiratory symptoms associated with feline bronchitis. Easy to administer and safe for long-term use. These cat asthma supplements can be combined with medications prescribed by your veterinarian. The products in the Cat Asthma Kit are available for individual purchase.
Power Probiotic - Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria, which are essential to a healthy immune system. Why is this important? The majority of your pet's immune system resides in the intestinal tract. Using Power Probiotic is essential if your pet has taken steroids or antibiotics, as these medications reduce the population of friendly bacteria. Friendly bacteria fight off pathogens, bad bacteria and viruses in an effort to keep your cat healthy. Power Probiotic is essential for all cats, but especially those diagnosed with feline asthma. The powder from the capsule can be sprinkled on food or eaten by itself. Many cats love the taste.
Happy Paws Drops - Just a few drops of this anti-inflammatory oil can provide soothing relief for cat asthma symptoms. Conventional veterinary care for asthma and bronchitis typically involves the use of steroids to calm inflammation. Happy Paws Hemp Oil can help to reduce the inflammation associated with asthma and chronic bronchitis in cats. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full-spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. 100% organic. Made in the USA.
Olive Leaf Extract For Pets - A natural antiviral and antibacterial herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times to support a healthy immune system. It is helpful for cats with respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic upper respiratory infections (URIs), allergies, viruses and sinus infections. Olive Leaf Extract for Pet's active ingredient, oleuropein, helps fight against pathogens while causing no harm to healthy bacteria in your pet's gut and mucous membranes. It contains protective polyphenols to help improve immune function and offer powerful antioxidant protection. Olive Leaf Extract For Pets is a simple, one-ingredient formula that is helpful for a variety of immune and respiratory conditions. Olive Leaf is a natural cat coughing treatment. Made in the USA.
Immune Harmony - This product contains a unique patented plant sterol formula that provides long-term immune support. It’s very helpful for cats with chronic bronchitis and respiratory conditions. Rather than overstimulating your cat's immune system, this wonderful product helps to balance immune function. Immune Harmony helps to modulate the immune system and supports long-term immune health. While home remedies for cat asthma can alleviate some symptoms, using Immune Harmony can provide long-term immune support and help prevent reinfection.
Amazing Omegas - Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce symptoms and inflammation in feline asthma patients. Amazing Omegas is the absolute best fish oil for pets, as it’s naturally derived from sardines, mackerel and anchovies. Packed in glass bottles, it is free from toxins and PCBs. It only takes a few drops to help your kitty. One caveat is that if your cat is extremely allergic to fish, there is a possibility that fish oil could present a problem. Generally what triggers allergies is the protein found in fish, which is not present in the oil. However, if this is an issue for your kitty, then flaxseed oil may be the next best alternative.
What is Feline Asthma?
During a cat asthma attack, the passageways in your cat's lungs become inflamed and constricted, making it very hard for your cat to breathe. A cat asthma attack can quickly become a serious incident, so if your cat shows any signs of respiratory distress, contact your veterinarian immediately. While there isn't a cure for asthma in cats, cat asthma symptoms can be well managed using a combination of conventional veterinary treatments and holistic feline asthma treatments. Conventional veterinary treatments for feline asthma include the use of corticosteroid drugs to reduce inflammation along with a bronchodilator to open up the air passageways. Conventional medications have side effects, though, including the potential for diabetes and increased infections, so holistic remedies and lifestyle changes are important to help minimize their need and frequency. Please note that natural remedies for feline asthma are not meant to be a substitute for conventional veterinary treatments. Cat asthma is a serious condition, and your veterinarian needs to be involved in the regular monitoring of your cat's symptoms and medication usage. However, using a holistic asthma treatment for cats can slowly improve your cat's well-being, and over time, the frequency and severity of asthma attacks should improve, thereby reducing the need for medication.
Cat Asthma Symptoms
- Coughing or hacking
- Cat breathing heavy with mouth open or panting
- Hunched shoulders
- Wheezing (almost sounds like a whistle)
- Labored breathing after exertion
Lifestyle Changes For Cat Asthma
By reducing exposure to airborne allergens, air pollutants and household stress, you can help minimize your cat's asthma flare ups.
- Don't allow anyone to smoke near your cat or inside your home. Secondhand smoke is a huge trigger for cat asthma.
- Reduce exposure to allergens such as pollen, mold and dust from cat litter.
- Avoid using scented candles, air fresheners and perfumes.
- Buy an air purifier and replace filters regularly.
- Use natural cleaning products such as cleanser and avoid detergents with strong fragrances.
- Keep potential stressors to a minimum. Loud noise, excited children and houseguests can be stressful for your cat.
- Maintain a healthy weight by keeping your cat active and feeding a low carbohydrate diet. Excess weight can make it harder for your kitty to breathe.
What Diet Should I Feed My Cat With Asthma?
One way you can treat cat asthma at home is by improving your cat's diet. Most cat food diets contain too many carbohydrates and food allergens. These can weaken your cat's immune system. Pets that have asthma often have food allergies and are eating high-carbohydrate dry kibble. Cats are carnivores and have no need for starchy carbohydrates in their diets. To strengthen your cat's immunity, feeding a hypoallergenic, low-carbohydrate diet with a novel protein is helpful. Many quality pet foods, even "holistic brands," contain too many starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar, weakening your cat's immune system.
Please include your cat's diet and treats on the order form at checkout, along with your cat's health issues. Based on our extensive experience helping cats with asthma, we will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.
If you have questions about our holistic asthma treatment for cats, please feel free to email us at Support@AskAriel.com. We will be happy to provide you with additional information about our natural remedies for cats with asthma, but please know that due to veterinary regulations, we cannot provide individualized consultative advice without a physical exam.
Cat Asthma Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I reduce my cat's asthma attacks?
You can reduce your cat’s asthma attacks with a natural approach. Changing your cat’s diet to a low carbohydrate, hypoallergenic diet; using a few natural, home remedies and reducing exposure to allergens and air pollutants can all help prevent a feline asthma attack. Reduce exposure to allergens, such as pollen, mold, and dust from cat litter. Reduce exposure to air pollutants, such as smoke, scented candles, air fresheners, scented cleaning products and detergents.
What natural remedies can I give my cat with asthma?
Feline asthma is chronic inflammation of the respiratory airways. The Cat Asthma Kit contains three liquid cat asthma natural remedies to control infection and inflammation. These tasteless drops are easy to administer to cats and they can help make it easier for your kitty to breathe. Power Probiotic is essential for cats taking prescription asthma medications as it supports immunity and promotes the growth of friendly bacteria that can be depleted by the use of steroid medications.
What are symptoms of cat asthma?
Cat asthma symptoms can be similar to a respiratory infection or hairballs. A cat asthma attack can cause coughing or hacking, open-mouth heavy breathing, wheezing and hunched shoulders. Feline asthma is a serious condition, but the symptoms can be well managed by using a combination of conventional veterinary treatments (corticosteroids, bronchodilator) along with natural cat asthma remedies.
How can I treat cat bronchitis at home?
Natural treatments for feline bronchitis can be used together with medications from your veterinarian. Conventional veterinary treatments for feline bronchitis may include corticosteroid drugs to reduce inflammation and a bronchodilator to open up the air passageways. Natural remedies for feline bronchitis such as the Cat Asthma Kit and Power Probiotic, along with diet and lifestyle changes can reduce the need for prescription medication as well as the frequency and severity of your cat’s bronchitis flare-ups.
What diet should I feed my cat with asthma?
Cats are carnivores and yet many pet foods are lacking in sufficient protein to support a healthy feline immune system. Too many carbohydrates and exposure to food and environmental allergens can weaken your kitty’s immune system. To strengthen your cat's immunity, feeding a hypoallergenic, low-carbohydrate diet with a novel protein is helpful. Many quality pet foods, even holistic brands, contain too many starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar, weakening your cat's immune system. To help you get the best results for your cat, the pet nutrition experts at Ask Ariel will include free feline asthma diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order.