So it turns out cats can get asthma. Feline asthma. It’s a thing. My old man (not my dad, my 13 yr old cat) recently got diagnosed, and I gotta say, given his coughing fits and how stereotypical it turns out they are, I can’t believe it took this long for a vet to clue in (we’ve been to several). It took some x-rays ($$$) to figure this out, but given the fact that he’s had some pretty major relief since then and I just might love him more than life itself, it was totally worth it.
Simon takes some pills to keep his asthma under control. He is a relatively easy cat to pill, and the pills are significantly cheaper than the other alternative: a cat inhaler.
Oh yes, they make those.
Fritz the Brave (who ironically looks like the hypothetical love child of my two cats) has a whole website dedicated to his asthma, including a gallery illustrating how he gets his inhaler.
Or you can watch Emerald purr through her inhaler on youtube:
Simon is not lucky enough to have an inhaler. Or maybe I am just not crazy enough to get him one.
No worries, he is spoiled in all other regards.