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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat is a 11yr old female black longhair I'm concerned she

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my cat is a 11yr old female black longhair I'm concerned she having respirtory problems
she breaths heavy at night, even snoring. she throws up 3-4 times a week. she is a indoor
cat and we have central air. Is this serious. she has an appointment next week.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

Hi. Does Cheeba have difficulty breathing at any other time than at night?

Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

How long has it been happening and does she have abdominal muscles involved in the heavy breathing at night?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
sorry, i'm out of credit card use. no is the answer to both questions. In fact she shows no distress at all.
Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

No problem. Does she sound congested? Do you see any yellow/green mucus?

Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

It sounds like she can wait until her appointment next week. Has her vomit just started or has that been a chronic issue?

Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

Options include: feline asthma (wheezy breathing), congestion that can be cleared with antibiotics, some form of allergy (allergic rhinitis in cats). They may do radiographs (x-rays) and/or blood work at your appointment.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i will follow up with you after her appointment and keep my credit card available next time. her vomit has no mucus, bus it looks like spit or a foamy appearance. Sometime it's hard like a bowel movement. all of this just started the past three weeks or so.
Expert:  John Clark replied 2 months ago.

OK. Good luck.