Cats can catch pneumonia too, and it can be very dangerous for them. Pneumonia is not just a cat cough or a kitty sniffle, When your cat catches pneumonia, its lungs become irritated and swollen, making it very, very difficult to breathe, and it is really painful to see your pet in that condition. Although catching it early can make it harder to breathe but also very fetal. So it is important to know and implement all the causes and treatment of this disease before it is too late for your fav friend pet.
Causes of Pneumonia
Causes of Pneumonia can be different, but ultimately the results are the same, like difficulty in breathing and swollen lungs. There are different causes of Pneumonia like
It is the most common type of pneumonia, and it is developed when your cat catches normal flu or cold, and its immune system fails to fight against the bacteria. It can be turned into pneumonia.
If your cat has consumed something with parasites on it, such as a fluke or lungworm, these parasites can invade the lungs and can cause pneumonia.
If your cat has breathed into dirty air or been to a dirty place, there are more chances that your cat has caught pneumonia from there. There are chances of getting the disease by drinking dirty water, and sometimes even some medicines can cause pneumonia.
If your cat has a habit of eating soil, there are chances that your cat has inhaled any fungus that has caused the issue.
Signs and symptoms
Now that we know the causes, let’s head to the signs and symptoms of Pneumonia. Like many other diseases, sometimes the symptoms are the same regardless of what kind of Pneumonia your cat has. Here are some common signs that appear in a cat with Pneumonia;
Infectious Pneumonia causes more pus whereas other types of Pneumonia cause rough coughing
and greenish nasal discharge.
Cats with Pneumonia need proper vet care, and They may suggest antibiotics and anti-swelling to your cat, so your cat can breathe easily. Treatment may also depend on the type of pneumonia your cat has. If your cat has to severe type of Pneumonia and suffers heavily, you may need emergency treatment, including oxygen treatment or admission to the hospital.
How to take care of a cat with Pnemina at home
If your cat is home and is recovering from the disease, It may need some special care, and You can help your cat friend to recover from the disease by doing some simple steps. What you can do is you can create a good peaceful environment for your cat to heal in. You should make sure your cat stays hydrated as you don’t want your cat to be dehydrated in this condition, increase the fluid intake your cat. You can also restrict the fragrances in the house as they can be problematic for your cat to breathe in. You can also provide a warm and cuddly place for your cat to rest in and heal. Take your cat to regular veterinarian checkups and ensure all the medicines are given to the cat at the right time. Having all these steps at a balanced level can help your cat to recover from the disease faster and can make its immune system stronger so it does not develop this disease again in the future. Another thing to note is that PNEUMONIA CAN BE CONTAGIOUS, so if you have more than one cat in your home, you can separate them from the infected cat to ensure their safety.