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I am sorry you are worried about Vespa.
Where does the gurgling sound come from? Her nose, her mouth, her stomach?
A CT scan is probably being recommended to image her sinuses and skull. You can't look up into a cat's nose for things like nasal polyps, so these days we use CT or MRI. Does she sneeze at all? If a cat has something like that in her sinuses, usually there is sneezing.
The first thing I would do is try to tell where the gurgling comes from. Did the veterinarians you saw actually hear her do it? If not, a video with sound might be helpful.
Is she losing any weight? Any coughing, sneezing, vomiting?
From your description, it could be coming from her nose/sinuses. You do not see any actual bubbles from her mouth or nose?
If both vets heard it, and want to do a CT, then they must suspect a problem in an area like her sinuses that can't be seen another way.
Has anything been tried? If it comes from her nose, you could try children's nose drops, such as "Little Noses" once to twice daily and see if that affects the gurgling.
She could be sedated for a good look in her mouth and throat, and to feel along her soft palate that separates the nasal sinuses from the mouth for any abnormal areas, before doing the CT.
It is hard to start treatment, if you do not know what you are treating! If I were going to do that, I would try the nose drops I mentioned above.
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What I would do is put a drop of Little Noses on her nose, and hold her head up so that a little runs into each nostril.
It is a clue about the bridge of her nose possibly being swollen. If she were mine and was making this weird noise, I would at least try to get an Xray of it. Since she has to be sedated for that, I would take a good look into her mouth and throat, run my finger along her soft palate, etc.
Pe Min Kan Wan is a Chinese herb that can help with nasal congestion; it would be a safe thing to try if you can get her to take a pill once to twice daily. It is availabe online and many drug/supplement stores.
How is she doing? I have not heard back from you.
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner; I have been out of the country.
Vet schools would do CT scans, but probably not any less than private hospitals. Where do you live? I could tell you where the nearest vet school is.It could be benign, or it could be if you find the problem there is no good treatment. How is the swelling on the bridge of her nose?
How Vespa doing?
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