My 6 year old male (neutered) cat has a wet, deep cough. He only coughs for a spell of 20 seconds or so, appx. 5 times per day. His eyes and nose are clear and clean and his appetite and exercise is normal. We have elevated levels of ozone in the lower levels of the atmosphere here in Colorado, causing respiratory trouble among humans...could this be his trouble, or perhaps an allergy? I have administered a hairball medication, which loosened a hairball, but did nothing for the cough. 10 days ago he was involved in a small altercation with a neighborhood tomcat, and I wondered also if he could've hurt his throat screaming. He is showing slight discomfort, and needs to rest after a cough. Also, his breath has a slight rattle right after a coughing bought. Please advise any home treatments I can try before I take him to his vet. Thank you.
This sounds like feline asthma. I recommend a visit to the vet b/c this could become serious. vetcare