Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

PetMD Seal

Fluid in the Lungs in Cats

ADVERTISEMENT

Treatment

 

The type of treatment will be dependent upon the severity of the medical condition. Oxygen may be used to help the animal to breathe, while certain fluids may be administered to aid in the flow of fluids within the cat's body.

 

Rest is recommended to assist in the cat's recovery time. Also, diuretics have proven effective at reducing edema, as they work to force excess water and fluids out of the animal's body.

 

Living and Management

 

This is a condition that has a high recurrence rate, so ongoing management and observation is often recommended and required.

 

Prevention

 

Unfortunately, there are currently no known preventive measures for pulmonary edema.

 

 

Related Articles

Pneumonia (Bacterial) in Cats

Bacterial pneumonia refers specifically to an inflammation of the lungs in response to a disease-causing bacteria. Prognosis for bacterial pneumonia...

READ MORE
Pneumonia (Fungal) in Cats

When your cat's lungs become inflammed due to a deep fungal infection, known as mycotic infection, it may have fungal pneumonia. The inflammation...

READ MORE
Parasitic Infection of the Respiratory Tract in Cats

Respiratory parasites can be worms, or insects such as maggots or mites that live in the respiratory system, either in the passages or in the...

READ MORE
Pneumonia (Interstitial) in Cats

Pneumonia refers to an inflammation in the cat's lungs. Interstitial pneumonia, meanwhile, refers to a form of pneumonia in which the inflammation...

READ MORE
Around the Web
MORE FROM PETMD.COM