How do I manage my cat’s brachycephalia?
You will need to avoid risk factors as much as practically possible. Try to keep your cat cool during warm humid weather and watch out for common allergens like fleas, pollen and household dust.
Keep an eye on your cat’s weight – obesity can make respiratory problems worse.
If you’re thinking of adopting a brachycephalic cat
Make sure you review the clinical history of your new cat and ask for more details on how the condition has been treated. You’ll need to sign a disclaimer to confirm you’ve been made aware of the condition. Any cat who’s had treatment is likely to have pet insurance exclusions, so it’s worth discussing potential on-going costs with your vet.