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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and Pumpkin today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information in order to better assist you if you don't mind.
Did your vet radiograph Pumpkin's chest?
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Based on your description, I would be very concerned that he could possibly be affected by asthma. This can become life threatening if it is occurring and he ends up in respiratory distress. I would definitely follow up with a vet to have him xrayed. Keep in mind that not all cats with asthma will have notable changes when radiographed, but even if he doesn't, he may benefit from having an antihistamine and/or bronchodilator prescribed.
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