Cats and their humans share very similarly structured lungs, divided into two areas: the upper and lower respiratory systems. While the upper respiratory tract includes the mouth, nose, sinus, and throat for example, the lower respiratory tract includes the bronchial tubes and the lungs. It is in the lower respiratory tract where life-supporting oxygen is delivered to the bloodstream, which is why issues here can be especially serious for your cat.
Several forms of disease and infection can interfere with your catâs breathing and the lungâs essential functions. The most common causes of these issues include:
- Parasitic infection
- Benign or cancerous growths
- Inhaled fungi
Serious lung conditions can be painful, leading to a lack of interest in food, high white blood cell counts, and fever. You may notice your cat has difficulty breathing, rapidly breathing, panting, and coughing.
As an old survival trait inherited from their ancestors, our cats are biologically designed to hide their distress and vulnerability. They are able to handle reduced lung effectiveness fairly well, and this can make it hard to detect any irregularities in your catâs breathing. Itâs not uncommon for a cat to seemingly suddenly go into real respiratory distress. Plan a visit to your vet at the earliest sign of respiratory concern, just to be safe.
In addition to medical treatment, there are plenty of preventative measures you can take as a pet parent. Indoor and outdoor environmental toxins (such as cigarette smoke, car exhaust) can make a lung problem worse. If your cat is suffering from a lung-related condition, keep the air quality as clean as possible and eliminate additional stressors to the lungs. Provide good indoor ventilation.
If your feline friend is currently facing treatment, help his or her recovery with supplements that directly and naturally support lower respiratory tract health.
What is Lung Gold?
Lung Gold is a combination of natural herbal ingredients and Vitamin C designed to help maintain strong immunity in your catâs lower respiratory system. Lung Gold was developed by our holistic veterinarian to help our cats boost their resistance to harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections that affect the lungs, restricting breathing and oxygenation of the tissues. Lung Gold works deep within the lungs to support against different conditions that cause respiratory problems in cats.
What is Lung Gold used for?
Lung Gold is a useful support when there is inflammation in the lower, branching bronchi and bronchioles. Different forms of feline lung disease can cause a productive, phlegmy cough, shortness of breath, difficulty with exercise, and/or wheezing. One of the most frequent uses of Lung Gold is to support felines with pneumonia. Whether the cause of your catâs lung issues are allergic or parasitic, Lung Gold can provide added immune support in the lungs and help maintain normal dilation of the airways.