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1. Aspiration Pneumonia in Cats
Aspiration pneumonia is an inflammatory lung disorder that occurs as the result of inhaling any foreign substance. Disorders that result in regurgitation or vomiting are most often associated with aspiration pneumonia.
2. Bacterial Bronchopneumonia in Cats
Bronchopneumonia can be defined as an inflammation of the larger air passages and the lung itself. Bronchopneumonia is usually related to a bacterial infection but can be caused by viral, fungal and parasitic infections.
3. Bronchial Asthma in Cats
Asthma is a lung condition associated with airway obstruction caused by sudden narrowing of the bronchial tubes. Affected cats cannot expel air from their lungs and symptoms come on very suddenly, which include difficulty breathing and coughing.
4. Chronic Bronchitis in Cats
Chronic bronchitis is a persistent inflammation of one or more bronchi, which are tubes that pass air to the lungs from the trachea. The cause of chronic bronchitis in most cases is unknown.
5. Chylothorax in Cats
Chylothorax is a condition in which lymph fluid drained from the intestines that contains a high quantity of fat (called chyle) accumulates in the chest cavity and causes difficulty breathing.
6. Diaphragmatic Hernia in Cats
The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the abdominal organs from the heart and lungs, and a defect in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs such as the liver, stomach and intestines to enter the chest cavity.
7. Foreign Body in Cats (Respiratory)
A respiratory foreign body is the inhalation of material that becomes lodged in any part of the respiratory tract, especially the nose, throat, trachea and bronchi, which are the large passages in the lung.
8. Nasopharyngeal Polyps in Cats
Nasopharyngeal polyps are benign growths that can occur in the pharynx, the middle ear and even perforate through the tympanic membrane (ear drum). They occur mainly in cats and the exact cause is uncertain.
9. Pleural Effusion in Cats
Pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, which is the cavity between the lungs and the thoracic wall. Normally, some fluid is present in the pleural space to lubricate the surfaces and prevent friction.
10. Pneumothorax in Cats
Pneumothorax is the abnormal presence of air within the chest cavity, which restricts the lungs from inflating normally during inhalation. Air is normally confined to spaces within the lungs.
 

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