Q. My cat has asthma and is breathing heavier than usual lately. I clean her nose every day so nothing will affect her breathing. Any suggestions?

A. If your cat is experiencing difficulty breathing that is different from her normal asthma symptoms, or appears to be placing her in distress (such as open mouthed panting, pale or blue tongue/gums) it may indicate a serious medical emergency and should be treated by your vet or emergency clinic immediately.

If your cat is having what appears to be an asthma attack or you feel that her current asthma routine is not helping her symptoms, it is best to speak with your vet for advice on additional treatments or adjusting any medications she is on to provide relief for her symptoms.

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