Question by ♥ Animal Luvr ♥: If my vet x-rays my cat, will he be able to tell if he has asthma even if he’s not having symptoms right then?
My cat seems to be having asthma symptoms and I am taking him to the vet at 5 PM. He hasn’t had a complete attack (if thats even what it is) since about 6 AM, hes just been grunting and breathing a little funny. If the vet x-rays him when hes not having symptoms can he still tell if my cat has asthma?
Answer by Suzy Cutes
If your vet feels it is respiratory related, such as asthma or an infection, he probably won’t do x-rays, as x-rays generally require anesthesia or some kind of knock-out, and the vet would probably be reluctant to anesthetize with breathing difficulties.
A vet can determine a number of respiratory problems just by examining the animal and by closely listening to lung function. A respiratory infection aside, if the lungs and airways seem to be functioning properly, then the vet will want to do some more serious digging.
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