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The cat respiratory system takes in oxygen and eliminates waste gases such as carbon dioxide. The cat respiratory system is made up of the mouth and nose, the trachea, and the lungs. Cats do not sweat through their skin, so a cat's respiratory system also plays a significant role in regulating body temperature. If your cat's respiratory health is poor, a number of infections and conditions can develop such as asthma, allergies, fungal infections, and lungworms. Symptoms of cat respiratory conditions range from coughing and wheezing to fatigue. Vaccinations and other preventative care methods can provide protection against many cat respiratory conditions. Continue reading to learn more about cat respiratory health, conditions, treatment, and prevention.

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