Hypoxemia in Cats

La Hypoxemia is oxygen deficiency in the blood of cats. As we all know, oxygen is vital for survival. Cells need oxygen to carry out their tasks, for example, without oxygen, brain cells die, causing brain damage that can make the heart stop pumping blood, leading to death.

In our pets, this lack of oxygen also causes the death of their brain cells, which can cause anemia in the organs, and develop a cardiac arrhythmia that can cause the death of our little friends.

You should pay attention to the following symptoms that may be indicating that your kitten suffers from this disease:

  • Cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
  • If your cat breathes with his mouth open in a fast and difficult way.
  • If your heart feels racing, with tachycardia.
  • If you faint

Before any of these symptom, go to your trusted doctor for the pertinent examinations. Your vet will take your pet's temperature, test for rapid breathing, and can even measure your cat's blood gases to determine whether or not he really has the disease.

If indeed the diagnosis is positive, do not worry, the treatment will consist of administer oxygen your cat wearing a mask. Intravenous medications may also be needed.

Remember that in this case, the life of your animal depends on you and the care you give it. That is why it is very important to be attentive to any change in your pet's breathing and take it immediately to a specialist.

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