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Humans Can Cause Asthma In Cats (I KNEW You Cat-People Were Evil)!
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Human lifestyles are potentially triggering asthma attacks in cats, according to a study at the University of Edinburgh.

Cigarette smoke, dusty houses, human dandruff, pollen and certain types of cat litters can all create inflammation in cats' airways and worsen asthma, researchers said.

Feline asthma is a common disease, with around one in 200 cats suffering from the condition, which causes cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. Pedigree oriental breeds like Siamese cats are more prone to the disease.

"Cats with feline asthma syndrome can be made worse by living in a household where people smoke, or where there are other potential allergens or irritants. We find that bringing asthmatic cats into the hospital here and removing them from the standard triggers like dust and smoke can improve their condition," said researcher Nicki Reed. "Also, changing cat litter from granules to a newspaper-based product can help some asthmatic animals."

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