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?
Type of Animal: Cat
Name of Cat: Sassy
Just listening to her breathing.
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!!
Ok thank you, that's what 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.
as she calms down the wheezing subsides a bit
i'm wondering if that means
I would rather be safe than sorry-something like asthma can turn into a life threatening condition quickly.
Ok thanks again. I'll be bringing her in tonight.
You're a life saver
Practicing small animal medicine since 2004 with 15 years in feline rescue.