Cat's breathing trouble calls for additional examination

03/20/2013 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Six-year-old calico cat Fanny has been suffering from six or seven daily bouts of shortness of breath and intermittent coughing, symptoms that waned on antibiotics but returned after about a week, leading veterinarian Jeff Kahler to suspect feline asthma. Chest X-rays and blood work are needed to diagnose the condition, which can get progressively worse and result in suffocation if it's not properly treated, Dr. Kahler writes.

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