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My cat is struggling to breathe, seems to be as she breathes

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My cat is struggling to breathe, seems to be as she breathes out. She had a tumor removed in 2006 and it was Spindle Cell Carcinoma but had not spread. She is 13 years old and has lost weight over the past year but still seemed healthy up until this point. Should we put her through the stress of taking her to an emergency veterinary clinic?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Jenn :

Hi there

Dr. Jenn :

Any change in breathing is a cause for concern and can be life threatening-She should be seen by a vet ASAP-You need to bring her to an emergency hospital. I would try to get her there as stressless as possible-The sooner she is seen the better!!

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

Ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX I thought too. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't an unnecessary stresser, it seems to be exacerbated by the fact that she's purring.

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

as she calms down the wheezing subsides a bit

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

i'm wondering if that means

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

*I'm overreacting

Dr. Jenn :

I would rather be safe than sorry-something like asthma can turn into a life threatening condition quickly.

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

Ok thanks again. I'll be bringing her in tonight.

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

You're a life saver

JACUSTOMER-dn1tms4w- :

:)

Dr. Jenn :

good luck!

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