Treatments for Cats with Asthma
Cat asthma attacks are scary. Feline asthma is the most commonly diagnosed respiratory disease in cats. Asthma symptoms can be similar to chronic bronchitis and even sometimes mistaken for hairballs (although hairballs can cause retching and vomiting). If your cat displays symptoms, it's important to contact your veterinarian right away. Asthma in cats is a condition that results in breathing difficulty, coughing and wheezing. It is characterized by chronic inflammation of the respiratory airways that can be triggered by allergen exposure, chemical inhalants and possibly an autoimmune response. Feline asthma symptoms are distressing for pet owners to witness and hard on your kitty too. That is why it is so essential to use a holistic feline asthma treatment, along with treatments from your veterinarian, in an effort to help your cat lead as normal a life as possible. Homeopathy for feline asthma, along with other cat asthma natural remedies, can reduce asthma attacks and help your cat feel better naturally. Our home remedies for feline asthma are tasteless and easy to administer.
What is Feline Asthma?
Cat Asthma Symptoms
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.
- Coughing or hacking
- Cat breathing heavy with mouth open or panting
- Hunched shoulders
- Wheezing (almost sounds like a whistle)
- Labored breathing after exertion
Reduce Exposure to Airborne Allergens, Air Pollutants and Household Stress
- 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.
Cat Asthma Natural Remedies
Our natural cat asthma home remedies can have long-lasting positive effects on your cat’s battle with asthma. Our natural remedy for cat coughing and wheezing can give your cat gentle yet effective relief from an often painful symptom. When these remedies are combined with dietary and lifestyle changes, cat asthma attack frequency and severity can be greatly improved.
Save $10 With the Cat Asthma Kit vs Purchasing the Products Separately
- Trio of three liquid immune support formulas (Silver Immune Support, QUENT drops and NOT drops)
- Easy-to-use drops (with minimal smell and taste - no alcohol)
- Reduces inflammation that triggers asthma attacks
- Clears up sinuses and nasal tract and improves breathing
- Gentle, natural formulas that pets can take along with antibiotics
- Supports your pet's own immune system to reduce viral flare-ups or asthma attacks
QUENT Drops - A powerful antiviral, anti-infection homeopathic remedy, these drops are the first line of defense with any upper respiratory condition. QUENT drops work best when combined with NOT drops. The two remedies work synergistically to control infections and inflammation. QUENT seems to be especially helpful for lung-related health issues. Many cat owners have reported excellent results relieving continual discharge, runny nose and sneezing related to viruses when QUENT and NOT drops were administered.
NOT Drops - A powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-infection homeopathic remedy, these drops are especially important for relieving allergy symptoms. NOT, when combined with QUENT, works very well to control chronic upper respiratory infections, cat asthma and eye and nasal discharge. The two supplements are tasteless drops that can be easily administered to cats, making them some of the best cat asthma natural remedies you can find.
Silver Immune Support for Pets - An easy-to-use anti-infection liquid, these nontoxic drops are safe for tiny kittens and have been shown in research to help reduce viral replication. By reducing infection, inflammation is reduced in the membranes, reducing mucus and making it easier to breathe. This is a great natural remedy for cats especially prone to coughing and wheezing.
Olive Leaf Extract - This powerful natural antiviral supplement helps to support a healthy immune system. It is helpful for cats with respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic upper respiratory infections (URIs), allergies and chronic bronchitis. Olive Leaf Extract for Pets’ active ingredient, oleuropein, helps fight against pathogens while causing no harm to healthy bacteria in your pet's gut and mucous membranes.
Power Probiotic - This multi-strain formula can be sprinkled on food or eaten by itself (many cats like the taste of it). Power Probiotic promotes the growth of friendly bacteria that aid your cat's immune system. Why is this important? The majority of your cat's immune system resides in the intestinal tract. Using Power Probiotic is essential if your cat 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. No holistic asthma treatment for cats is complete without Power Probiotic!
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 Diet Should I Feed My Cat With Asthma?
Part of a holistic asthma treatment for cats includes a healthy diet. Cats with asthma can benefit from diet changes. 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.
Why Use Ask Ariel Natural Remedies To Help Your Cat With Asthma?
Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements for their own health and now want the same for their pets. Our premium natural pet supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005. Ask Ariel's cat asthma natural remedies are selected based on quality, scientific research and proven results. A holistic approach with supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order) can give your cat much-needed immune support. Our products can be a great addition to veterinary prescriptions and can supplement your cat asthma treatment naturally. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients, which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are veterinarian recommended nationwide.
If you have questions, 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 my cat's asthma naturally?
Natural treatments for cat asthma can be used together with medications from your veterinarian. Conventional veterinary treatments for feline asthma usually include corticosteroid drugs to reduce inflammation and a bronchodilator to open up the air passageways. Natural remedies for feline asthma 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 asthma attacks.
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.