Why is my kitten dry coughing?

Why is my kitten dry coughing?

In cats, coughing is most often a sign of an inflammatory problem affecting the lower respiratory tract, especially some form of bronchitis. This inflammation is often due to an infection, particularly with viruses such as feline viral rhinotracheitis, or bacteria such as Bordetella.

What is the medicine for cat cough?

When a thorough cleaning of your home isn’t enough, antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or cetirizine (Zyrtec) can help alleviate coughing symptoms.

Do cats dry heave?

All cats will vomit or dry heave every so often. However, severe or frequent dry heaving may be a sign that your kitty is suffering from a more serious health issue than an upset stomach.

What kind of cough does a cat have?

When coughing, a cat’s chest and belly movements are dramatic since a cough is a forceful push of air out. Cats will not pant or hold their mouth open wide when coughing, and coughing is not really fast—each cough will likely have at least a second or two in between. There are two types of cat coughs: a dry cough or a productive (wet) cough.

What should I do if my kitten coughs all the time?

A bit of exercise can clear kittens’ sinuses, keeping the system active. In drier climates, a humidifier may help kittens’ breathing systems as well. With this and a bit of rest, your kitten should be back to normal in about 4-5 days. It’s also possible that allergies are causing your kitten to cough.

Why does my kitten keep coughing and sneezing?

The most common case of coughing usually points to asthma, which is also a common respiratory disorder that humans have. Kittens often respond to stress with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), which easily occurs in kittens who have just moved homes from the shelter to a new house.

Is it normal for a cat to cough up a hairball?

Although coughing is not always something to be concerned about (such as when a cat is trying to pass a hairball), it is important to distinguish when your cat requires medical attention. While hairballs are often thought to be the cause of cat’s coughing, it is normal for cats to only cough up a hairball a couple of times per month.