These Home Remedies Will Help With Cat Coughs

The cold season also carries the risk of infection for cats. In the cold season, in particular, people who go outdoors often come home with cold symptoms such as runny nose or cough. When cats cough and gasp, it can become frightening to their owners. The otherwise so vital cats are often just a little heap of misery. These home remedies will help relieve coughs in cats.

Coughing in Cats

  • Provide first aid to your coughing cat in a quiet, warm place.
  • Inhaling is an effective home remedy for a cat’s cough.
  • Homeopathic remedies can help the coughing cat.
  • If your cat has a cough, introduce them to the vet.

Coughing Cat: First Aid

The velvet paw can cough in spurts or as a persistent rattle. As soon as the first symptoms appear, you should provide your pet with a quiet, warm retreat. With a lot of sleep, it activates its self-healing powers. The window sill above the heater is a good way to create a cozy space. A cozy blanket in front of the fireplace or additional fur in the cat den will help the kitty heal. The best thing to do is to stop letting your outdoor dog outside until he has survived the cough.

Inhaling Helps Relieve Coughs in Cats

What sounds strange at first, can work wonders for the coughing cat. Inhaling is an effective home remedy if the cat has mucus. A steam bath liquefies the accumulated mucus in the throat and bronchi. This can then be coughed up more easily. There are two ways to help the cat inhale.

Line a transport box with a towel and put your cat in it. Boil about a liter of water and enrich it with a teaspoon of sea salt. The hot salt water is poured into a bowl and placed in front of the transport box. Make sure there is enough space so that your cat does not reach the bowl with its paw. Otherwise, you could knock them over and burn yourself. A cloth is spread over the transport box and the steaming bowl. The first time the cat inhales, it will take some time to get used to the buildup. First, only darken individual sides of the box. However, the treatment is particularly effective when all sides are covered with a cloth. The cat should inhale for three to ten minutes.

Alternatively, take your cat into the bathroom and let the shower run hot. The closed cabin protects your velvet paw from water splashes. Stay in the bathroom with the cat. She should inhale the spreading water vapor for a few minutes.

Instead of sea salt, you can also use chamomile flowers or drops of chamomile to make an inhalation solution. However, the cat must not be rubbed with cold ointment. The camphor it contains is toxic to the animal and can cause allergic skin reactions, vomiting, diarrhea, or seizures.

Cat Catches a Cold: Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies can also be used to free the cat from coughing. Most velvet paws are extremely receptive to gentle healing methods. Depending on the dosage form, give the animal three to five drops or globules at once. Giving it directly into the mouth is particularly effective. In the low potency range (C1-C11 or D1-D8) the remedy should be given three to four times a day. Medium potencies (C12-C29 or D9-D29), on the other hand, only once or twice a day. High potencies from C30 or D30 are administered weekly or, in acute cases, daily. It is best to find out more about the correct dosage from your veterinarian or animal homeopath.

Aconitum C30, D4

Aconitum is used in the first stage and for dry cat cough. Belladonna and Lachesis are also anti-inflammatory.


Brynoria helps with coughs caused by weakened bronchi. The cough usually worsens over time. In the morning you can observe a worsening of the symptoms. The cat hardly coughs when it is resting.


If your cat throws out noticeably viscous mucus while coughing, Drosera can help it cough up. The remedy is also used against congestive bronchitis in cats.

Hepar Sulfuris

The cause of a cat’s cough is chronic bronchitis and your velvet paw is tormented by coughing? Here Hepar sulfuris brings relief.

Ipecacuanha 30C

Ipecacuanha will help your cat choke up white mucus while coughing. The cough is usually spasmodic and can lead to vomiting. In addition, the kitty is extremely weak. The cough usually improves while eating. An aggravation is noticeable in moist heat.


Phosphorus helps with a dry, rough-sounding cough from the bronchi. When it is cold – for example when drinking cold water – the cough worsens. Please seek veterinary advice before administering Phosphorus. Your cat should match the type of Phosphorus medicine. Rumex has a similar effect to Phosphorus.


If your cat’s cough is accompanied by breathlessness, you can give your cat spongia. The cat breathes “like through a sponge”. Often the cough occurs after waking up.

Conclusion: Clarify the Cause of the Cough

Coughs in cats have different causes. In addition to a mostly harmless cold, bronchitis, pneumonia or a heart defect can also cause a cough. Before giving your house tiger homeopathic remedies on your own, please seek the advice of a veterinarian. He will determine the cause of the cough and give an antibiotic if necessary. He will also advise you on the right homeopathic remedies. If your cat shows the first signs of a cough, watch your cat carefully. Once aggravated, the animal should be presented to the veterinarian.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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