There's an eye-catching headline for you. According to a report in The Scotsman , scientists in Edenburgh have found that cats can develop asthma as a reaction to dead human skin cells.
"In severe cases, sufferers have broken ribs or their lungs have collapsed because they were trying so hard to breathe. However, cat asthma seems to be less common - or less reported - than human asthma. "
"Asthmatic cats can be treated in a similar way as humans with steroid inhalers, although the cats are given the drugs using a face mask. "
David Thomson, take note!