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My cat has some problems breathing or more like raspy breathing

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my cat has some problems breathing or more like raspy breathing and in short bursts, just started a couple of days ago and he has been meowing alot
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 6 months ago.
Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is DC coughing at all? Any sneezing or nasal discharge? Does he spend a considerable amount of time outdoors?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
he is coughing like he can't get something out , no discharge and yes he is outside alot
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 6 months ago.
Okay thanks for the additional information. Is DC up to date on his vaccines? Since he is coughing and go outside a lot, one of the first things I would recommend that you rule out is if he has possibly has an respiratory infection. This can be determined if he responds to antibiotics. Other things I worry about in outside cats is asthma which can be diagnosed via x-rays and heartworm disease which is not very common in cats in general but outside cats are definitely more at risk.