When cats get a blue tongue, they usually have asthma or heart disease behind them. In any case, you should immediately visit the vet with your fur nose, so that he can clarify the symptom.
As a rule, a blue tongue appears in cats in conjunction with respiratory distress. These symptoms may indicate different diseases. You may be in mortal danger! The emergency patient should be examined and treated quickly.
Blue tongue due to asthma and heart disease
Shortness of breath and a blue tongue are typical symptoms of asthma in cats or heart disease. Cat asthma can also be recognized by the spasmodic coughing fits, a whistling sound with simultaneous mouth breathing and a crouched posture.
Heart disease in velvet paws can go unnoticed for a long time. Coughing is very rare. If your cat is weakened overall, refuses to eat and appears listless, you should go to the vet. Even if she does not have any breathing problems or a blue tongue.
What the symptom in cats can mean otherwise
In addition, the blue tongue may appear together with shortness of breath and mouth breathing in the context of a FIP disease. It is best to prevent infection of your fur nose by nourishing it and providing hygiene. A strong immune system can prevent the disease from breaking out, even if the cat is already infected.
If the blue tongue and difficulty in breathing suddenly appear, poisoning can be the cause. Affected cats usually vomit, have cramps and balance problems, appear apathetic or in shock. Bring a sample of the vomit to the vet so he can examine what substance is behind it and hopefully be able to administer an antidote.