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Experience:  Associate Veterinarian at Woodland West Animal Hospital
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My 18 yr old cat has been wheezing with occasional

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My 18 yr old cat has been wheezing with occasional retraction. She is. DNR. Anything I could do besides steaming?
JA: I'm sorry that DNR is feeling poorly. What is the matter with DNR?
Customer: Sophie has been wheezing with occasional chest retraction. Steaming doesn't help.
JA: Where does DNR seem to hurt?
Customer: She is wheezing with retractions
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: The retractions.
JA: Is DNR eating normally?
Customer: Eating ok
JA: OK, abnormal eating. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about DNR?
Customer: She has an abdominal fluid filled cyst maybe cancer according to vet

Hi Dr. W here. I am reviewing your information. One moment please

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Ok

Hi, providing a cool climate-controlled environment and adding a humidifier as you have done can be helpful. Also if you use a calming diffuser such as Feliway it might help. Palliative medictions to make her more comfortable should also be available from your vet.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thanks. I'll just watch her until Monday

Okay. I wish there was more you could do from home. I wish you the best.

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Really didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I am a nurse practitioner