My cat, Bity, is maybe about 9 or 10 years old. She's always been very healthy (besides being deaf, she is a white cat with blue eyes so this is very common), and has never shown signs of being sick besides having some allergies in the spring and summer. Just a few minutes ago, I noticed that she's breathing hard, her nostrils flare up and she even turns her head a little every time she breathes. I think it's also a little shallow, but I don't know. All the research I've done is getting me nowhere. She hasn't been sneezing, no vomiting or diarrhea, and no mucus or really anything I can use to point me in one direction or another. It's just her heavy breathing and general lack of energy...Anyone gone through this before?
hi and welcome to you and Bity. I would just watch her tonight and see whats shes like in the morning. could be hot? could have a hairball? or could well be early signs of heart problems....I'm really hoping this isn't the case, if it persists please take her to a Vet....best♥
My dog did that, and it turned out she had a tumor that was pressing on her lungs and making it hard for her to get enough oxygen. I hope your cat's situation is nothing like this. But if it's still like this tomorrow, I would take the cat to the vet.
Personally, I think you need to run her to the vet. I had a cat in high school who I noticed was breathing hard and when I finally convinced my parents there was a problem the next day, it was too late. His lungs had filled with fluid and he passed at the vets the next morning. :( I don't remember what it was, but it would have been more treatable if we had caught it quicker. :(
Hi, from what you've described, Bitty is having a very hard time breathing. And, I really think she needs to see a vet ASAP. This could be pneumonia, a heart problem, or possibly something worse. I'm sorry if this scares you, but hearing about your cat's nostrils flaring and turning her head as she tries to breathe, leads me to believe that this is an emergency that can't wait. Have you seen any other symptoms over the last few days?
I've got my fingers crossed and am wishing the best for ya.
Hi my cats name is Smiley he's 1 and half years old he has heavy breathing and he's breathing very fast and I don't know what to do and when I put him at anything he does not move but he moves when I push him.
Does anybody know what to do?
Hi, vet stat!! I had a 3 year old that did that, and X-rays revealed 1/3 lung capacity!! After many tests it was discovered she had a hole in he diaphragm . Fluid would drain and squeeze the lungs, she would even pant and cats aren't supposed to do that!! Even took her to university in Michigan to find out why, they said it was congenital . Hope this helps.
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