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Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT [17426.9922] on November 17, 2011 at 20:17:18:

Hi everyone,

This may seem like a dumb question -- maybe it is. I am still struggling with my cat Squeaky's health. He has asthma which I am, for lack of better ideas, managing with two flovent (steroid) inhalers, twice a day (1 @ 250 mcg and 1 @ 125 mcg).

The good news is he is NOT on systemic steroids, just the inhaler which mostly affects his lungs and is doing a good job of keeping him from coughing.

The bad news is his fur is thin, he drinks excessively and urinates excessively, and he's a bit dehydrated. This is especially obvious because his brother Wiggles has very thick fur, hardly drinks or urinates, and has loose flesh.

The feline asthma websites don't offer any other suggestions for working with this than conventional medicine. I've tried everything I could afford that seemed like a good option (homeopathics, NAET, raw food diet, elimination/provocation diet, eliminating dust, cleaning carpets, etc).

I'm wondering if anyone on this website who actually has asthma might have any ideas for working with this? I'd really like to get him off or decrease the inhaler before he suffers permanent damage from the side effects. I'm so stubborn, I keep trying.... I love that cat.


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