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Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes

If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure.
However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma.

In brief: Yes

If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure.
However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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In brief: Yes.

Cat allergy is very common, and is a common trigger of asthma attacks.

In brief: Yes.

Cat allergy is very common, and is a common trigger of asthma attacks.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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