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My kitten has been coughing with a raspy cough and has been

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My kitten has been coughing with a raspy cough and has been breathing like he has a cold. It started after he threw up some food he got hold of and shouldn't have eaten. He still eats well and drinks plenty of water so I don't know what's wrong. Any idea?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If this started after he vomited, my biggest concern is that he had aspirated some of the vomitus into his lungs and may be developing a pneumonia. If that is the case, his condition can get a lot worse. If not that, then an upper respiratory infection is still possible and is very common in kittens. You will normally see some nasal or eye discharge, though. I would recommend getting him to your vet tomorrow, so they can listen to his lungs to make sure they are clear. If his lungs do not sound good, then they will most likely need to take an x-ray of his chest. Either way, he most likely needs to be on some antibiotics. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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