Small Talk - Summer 2018

Pet Allergies By Helen Ashworth BSc BVSc MRCVS The Glenthorne Veterinary Centre 08 small talk Asthma Allergies & A sthma in humans has some parallels to the situation in cats, both in presentation and when the lung tissues are examined under the microscope. In humans and cats the airways are described as being hyper-active and, under the microscope, they have an over-abundance of a particular inflammatory cell (eosinophils). Additionally, the inflammation can cause a partial or complete blockage of the airway.