We know cats can have asthma, and that coughing is the most common sign people notice in cats who have asthma. However, don’t mistake coughing with trying to bring up a hairball. A cat will assume two very different positions. When trying to vomit a hairball, a cat will stand very erect with his back arched. Whereas, when coughing, a cat will get low to the ground with an outstretched neck. 

If your cat is coughing, it’s a sign of a potential problem in the airways and your cat should be seen by a veterinarian.

Read “Can Cats Have Asthma?” to learn more about feline asthma.