According to Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, a veterinarian at Airvet, occasional coughing is normal and may even be expected. However, he went on to explain that if the cough occurs often or is accompanied by other symptoms, then it’s time to bring your pet to the vet to be examined. “If the cough produces discharge from the nose and eyes or brings up any phlegm and recurs frequently, that is more of a reason to visit your veterinarian to see what’s going on,” Dr. Hall said. He added that oftentimes the vet will want to do blood work, take X-rays, and listen to your cat’s heart and lungs to better figure out what exactly is going on.
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