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Coughing Cats

Do you know what a coughing cat looks and sounds like? Here are some clips:
 
 
 
 
Coughing can be hard for owners to recognise - if you look at the clips above, you will see the cats all crouch low to the ground, extend their neck and cough. Typically they swallow afterwards (often because they've coughed up some mucus which they then swallow).
 
If your cat is coughing, it's best to have him/her checked over. If you aren't sure what your cat is doing, please record an episode eg with your phone, it'll help us decide if it's a cough, retch, sneeze, reverse sneeze or other issue.
 
Your cat may need to have further investigations to find out the underlying cause. Try not to worry - many coughing cats are actually asthmatic, and can be well controlled with medication.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vaccination Reminders

Vaccination Reminders

Due to new EU regulations on Data Protection, you will need to OPT IN to continue receiving vaccination reminders for your pet. Please contact the surgery to let us know - either by phone or email -enquiries@alfretonparkvets.co.uk

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Advanced Practitioners

Advanced Practitioners

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Having Trouble with Fleas?

Having Trouble with Fleas?

We are seeing high numbers of pets with fleas, some having been treated with well known flea products. Please click the photo for more information about fleas, and the newer flea control products now available.