If your cat constantly coughs, it may not be from sneaking a smoke from a cigarette behind the house. Instead, your cat could be choking on a hairball or simply suffering from feline asthma.

Like human asthma, feline asthma¬†is a respiratory condition that causes distressed breathing. Like human asthma, feline asthma can be triggered by smoke, pollen, dust, or the smell of household chemicals. If you suspect your cat’s coughing more often than normal, you may want to take it to the veterinarian who can properly diagnose your cat’s condition.

To learn more about feline asthma and its symptoms, click here.