About 3 or 4 years ago my cat had what appeared to be a severe asthma attack (according to the emergency vet I took him to). They treated him then kept him overnight. Since then he's had occasional bouts of coughing and hacking whenever it's hot and humid. About a week ago he was coughing and hacking, had runny eyes and nose. He was better the next day except for the hacking cough. I took him to the vet and she looked at him for about 30 seconds. I guess his lungs seemed ok, he was alert and he eats well, but as I type this I just heard that hacking cough again. She prescribed temaril for him but it's impossible to give it to him. Best I can do is crush the pills, add tuna water, put it in a syringe and give it to him this way, but he drools most of it out. The thing is, going to the vet and giving him pills is EXTREMELY stressful for my cat. I keep thinking it will clear up on it's own. I'm torturing my cat by trying to give him pills that make him sick and taste AWFUL. I'm going on vacation this month and I'm terrified he will have an attack. The vet says it could be allergies since it's seasonal. She seems to think that he will get over it then be fine again once the weather changes. I'm trying to do the right thing, but I just don't know what the right thing is. He eats well and seems to breathe fine, he just has a hacking cough every once in awhile. He will sometimes cough after exertion. The stress of going to the vet or getting pills doesn't help. I don't know what to do.
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8/5/09 at 6:45am