If your cat is showing signs of severe breathing problems it will be hospitalized and placed in an oxygen cage until its breathing has stabilized. Medicines will be prescribed by your veterinarian in accordance with the underlying disease diagnosis. If the finding is severe heartworm infestation, surgery may be performed to resolve the condition.
Many times the prognosis for secondary pulmonary hypertension is guarded at best. If the disease cannot be resolved, treatment can serve to make your cat more comfortable, but it is not curative. If heart failure is diagnosed, your veterinarian will probably prescribe a restricted sodium diet for your cat. Otherwise, to encourage the best conditions for your cat, try to avoid environments that may place undue physical pressure on the cat, such as excessively cold or dry air, excessive heat, second-hand smoke, and high altitudes.
Pertaining to the lungs
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A procedure of imaging internal body structures by exposing film
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
The membrane that lines the inside of a lung
A type of medical condition in which thrombus is created within the blood vessels
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
The escape of fluid or blood into tissues or body spaces or cavities
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
A record of the activity of the myocardium
High blood pressure
Less oxygen than normal in the blood
The superior chamber in an animal's heart.