Asthma is a common respiratory disease found in cats, similar to the illness in people. Signs of asthma in cats can include cough, hacking up hairballs and wheezing. Asthma is not a curable condition, but there are ways to minimize damage to the lungs if it is recognized and treated early. We are conducting a research study at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center in which cats that have been definitively diagnosed with asthma can be enrolled in a clinical trial investigating a novel treatment (probiotic) for asthma. If other common respiratory diseases are ruled out and your cat is definitively diagnosed with asthma, it may be eligible for enrollment in our study.
For further details, please contact Julia Remaks, DVM, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-7821.