I give my cat lactulose, via a small syringe in my mouth, every day to prevent constipation.

Last night when he got his dose, I think it came a little too much at once and that he got the drug in the wrong throat.

He started swallowing and coughing a lot, and eventually he vomited.

Now I’m afraid this may have caused a pneumonia.

My question is how common is it for the cat to get pneumonia due to this.

Should I worry? Should I take him to the vet right now?

He’s fine today. Does not cough and breathes normally. But how long does it take before I see symptoms if this leads to lung problems?

Grateful for answers!

The Cat Advisor Changed status to publish June 1, 2022