Hello, I know many here have experience with feline asthma so I was hoping there would be some insight on this situation: JD, a kitten of mine, is just over 6 months old now and had what I considered to be an asthma attack two times a few weeks apart, the last episode being three weeks ago. He appeared mostly fine after the attack was over. The vet recommended I investigate what the "trigger" of his attacks is, as if a single exposure to an allergen caused his attacks... That's all well and good but his asthma isn't being treated in the meantime. Also, the vet accepted my claim he had asthma just by listening to his breathing, no x-rays or further investigation. Anyway, I can hear him breathing heavily compared to my other kitten, so assuming asthma, his lungs are inflamed. Are his lungs not at risk of permanent damage while I'm trying to figure out what allergen is triggering his attacks? From my understanding the asthma left untreated won't just go away because he hasn't had major exposure to an allergen. He will permanently require treatment to keep the inflammation down. I do want to avoid the oral steroid because I know it can cause diabetes, but the Flovent inhaler sounds better, so that's what I'd like to get for him. It's also troubling that he has asthma at such a young age. Since asthma is a progressive condition I fear his condition will become severe later in life, especially if I allow for permanent damage to occur by leaving his condition untreated. Any thoughts are appreciated.