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I have a cat who has asthma. I read that marshmallow root would

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I have a cat who has asthma. I read that marshmallow root would help. What would you suggest and if marshmallow root does help then what would be the recommended dosage?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Feline asthma can be a quite serious condition in cats, and not something that I would consider marshmallow root effective for. For this reason there is no dose / recommended dose.

If the asthma is causing clinical signs of breathing discomfort, coughing, or other illness, It would be reasonable to talk to your veterinarian about LOCAL therapy (for the lungs themselves) rather than systemic medications, although systemic medications such as steroids may initially be needed.

What I am referring to is inhaled medication

- Steroids such as fluticasone (LINK HERE)

More importantly - aside from steroids, you need to open the airways!

- Bronchodilators such as albuterol (LINK HERE)

They even have special injection chambers for the inhalers for cats:


I hope this helps!
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