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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Stumpy was exposed to smoke tonight. How is his breathing now? Did he calm down after being pulled out from under the couch?
Can you count his breathing rate now? Watch him breathe and count how many times his belly rises in 15 seconds and then multiply that by 4. That is the number of breaths per minute. Normal for a cat is 16 to 44. Above 60 is considered labored breathing.
If his breathing is labored or very fast, you will need to take him to your local animal emergency room as soon as possible. The treatment for smoke inhalation is oxygen support and they should have an oxygen cage to place her in.
If his breathing rate is within normal, I would continue to monitor him for at least 12 hours. Lung damage from smoke inhalation can take up to 12 hours to show symptoms.
Does this help? What other questions do you have?
Great to hear! Without disturbing him, can you count how many breaths he is taking in one minute?
How is your kitten today? Any more signs of problems with the smoke or labored breathing? Did you end up taking him to your vet?