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Hello,

my flame point Siamese has gotten a clean bill of health with every vet visit... but a year ago he started the occasional cough.

ive asked the vet about it, theyre relatively short fits that happen every few weeks... he said get an air purifier. We did that. I don’t smoke, so it can’t be that. But I do not know what’s responsible for this or what to do.

I thought maybe it could be a hair ball since he doesn’t let me brush him? Or it’s an old apartment, maybe that’s it? Anyone know?

He’s only 3 and very active + healthy appetite.
 

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I don't think it could be a hairball, as the Siamese doesn't shed much. Is it dusty in your apartment? Is he showing any other symptoms? I hope you find out what's wrong soon.
 

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He sheds a lot! Yeah, prewar apartment. It’s just annoying because my vet was like “get an air purifier” and then when it happened in the winter he was like “get a humidifier”. I guess I’m looking for someone to tell me what’s wrong. I feel so bad for him when he has his fits :/
 

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I think if he had a hairball, he'd be gagging. Yeah, that is old. It may be the dust. Sometime vets are no help. :(
 

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Do you have any mold/mildew issues in your place?
Do you use any air fresheners?
Do you ever notice any other symptoms, runny eyes, runny nose?
 

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I don’t believe so. It’s an old New York apartment (building built in early 1900s) and probably hasn’t been renovated since the late 90s/early 2000s. So it collects dust VERY easily.

I don’t use air fresheners. I will burn high grade scented candles every so often.

no other symptoms... I mean, he drools when I pet his third eye.
 

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Could just be a seasonal thing!
Would rule out asthma, just in case!
I have a kitty with breathing issues at times, and yes, I have a air purifier, and a humidifier!
Bless her little furry heart, she goes to that room to sleep, and I've noticed it does help her breathing , and ....snoring!😺
Best Wishes!
 

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Thank you! It’s so strange because he’s chipper as can be after it’s over.

I wonder if it was because I wore cologne yesterday tho?
 

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Well...Cats are WAY more sensitive to scents than us!
It might be worthwhile to keep a journal for a brief time!😉😺
Best Wishes!
 

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One of my feral momma’s kittens picked that up from somewhere. Then they gave it to their brother, then momma came down with it! Eventually all recovered.....seemed to happen when their heart rate increased. Momma is okay now; the 2 adorable sweethearts were killed by mongrels in my backyard - I hope they passed knowing they were loved....their position in passing was heading back to my porch for safety.
 

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I'm so sorry about the two kittens. I had a cat and a kitten murdered by dogs. It's always sad. 😭 I'm sure that they knew they were loved.
 

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Try adding some L-Lysine to her diet...
 

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IT won't be a quick fix...give it two to three weeks! This may be something, you'll need to keep up with her/him but L-lysine is not something you have to worry about building up in her body! Her body will only use what is needed!
 
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Update: we’re going to the vet tmrw. The coughing stopped until I used Pine Litter last night... he normally uses Pretty Litter, but it hasn’t arrived yet and he needed a change.

As soon as I removed the litter from the house, he quit coughing. I did some googling (never the best idea) and it sounds like maybe asthma.
 
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