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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Customer: My Calico 6 year old (Cleo) has coughing spells once

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Customer: My Calico 6 year old (Cleo) has coughing spells once or sometimes twice a day. Sometimes she will go without coughing a few days before it starts again. She eats well, and does not have any problems using the litter box. She sleeps all night without any problems. Is there anything I cam give Her that may help her? Sometimes she will go 2 or 3 days without coughing. Thanks for any suggestions. Chuck.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Chuck. Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: Only that I had Cleo about two or three years before she started coughing. Other then that, She seems to be normal.
JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.
Chronically coughing cats are usually asthmatic which is treated with glucocorticosteroid such as prednisolone +/- a bronchodilator. Cats that acutley cough but remiss within 1-3 weeks are usually infected with the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1). There's nothing of value for asthmatic cats over the counter, Chuck. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin