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My cat is 8 years old. past few weeks he has been coughing

My cat is 8 years old. past few weeks he has been coughing daily. The cough lasts for about 1 minute and then he is ok. Also when he purrs he starts hiccupping/gagging/ Everytime he purrs this happens. I just noticed he lost his meow as well. He will try to meow but no sound comes out.When he was in the shelter he had an upper respitory infection which was cured with medication, has not had a problem since. One eye does tear from time to timeI am attaching 2 videos 1 with him coughing and the 2nd when he purrs and starts to hiccup.What do you think this could be? I do plan on taking him to the vet.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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2-3 year old, MN, DSH indoor cat with acute sneezing the

2-3 year old, MN, DSH indoor cat with acute sneezing the last few days. Cat is FIV positive, lives indoors. Not lethargic, eating and drinking, stool and urinations normal. Sneezing is not productive. No discharge from nasal area and eyes are not watery or weeping. Just has sneezing fits several times a day. Up to date on all vaccines, including rabies. Ears are clear and visual exam of oral cavity could not see anything abnormal. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Dr. B.

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What would cause hypokalemia in a cat that is not in renal

What would cause hypokalemia in a cat that is not in renal failure and not diabetic? Cat has been eating a little but not a lot. No vomiting and no diarrhea

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Dr. Bruce

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Respiratory infection...I have some cefdinir 300 mg.

respiratory infection...I have some cefdinir 300 mg. capsules. Can I open the capsules and add water to them for my cat?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Stubby and she is 13 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Stubby?Customer: she has had uti before

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My cat sneezes allot during the night also. She wakes me up

My cat sneezes allot during the night also. She wakes me up by sneezing all over me. Her eyes water and her nose gets a little wet. I rescued her from the bed for months ago. She was on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infectionJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** is 8 yrs oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about lola?Customer: After 2 rounds of antibiotics, she got constipated. But now she's much better by me putting Omega fatty acids into her diet

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 11 year old spayed cat who I took to y vet last

I have a 11 year old spayed cat who I took to y vet last week and he thinks she has a tumor involving the mammary duct. He checked an x-ray and her lungs were not clear so we decided not to do surgery. She do not seem to be in pain, is walking and moving around but I just noticed a little wheezing. Could that be a sign of tumors spread to her lungs? I want to keep her comfortable as long as she does not suffer. I just don't know what signs to look. Also, just above her hips she is sunken in, she has been eating but not as much as she used to. Still drinking water.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?Customer: Her mother had tumors internally. She was put to sleep 3 years ago.

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Dr. Bruce

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My 10 year old female Ocicat is sneezing, wheezing and

My 10 year old female Ocicat is sneezing, wheezing and coughing but hasn't lost her appetite.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the cat's name?Customer: ZeebaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zeeba?Customer: She doesn't like vets! Only me and barely puts up with my husband.

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My cat has a slight nasal discharge. Clear like water with

My cat has a slight nasal discharge. Clear like water with occassionial sneezing. I understand that in most cases this might be a fungal infection? No discomfort to cat. Dosent seem to be any irritation in or around nose. Is there a over the counter medication i can get to fix this?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Maggie and shes maybe 10 to 12 years. Good health. Indoor cat.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maggie?Customer: Im not sure. But i think shes lost some hearing or just doesnt care to hear things.

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Dr. Bruce

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House cat 6months old spent a night out 2 nites ago. today

house cat 6months old spent a night out 2 nites ago. today he started sneezing alot, and you can feel the mist, it's a wet sneeze. his eyes are clear, eating and drinking well, no other sytoms. I have flonase for people, would that be good for him?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** *****JA: How old is Thievin?Customer: 6monJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Thievin?Customer: no, he hasn't had shots since we got him at 2mon but owner said he had shots already. ? don't know what kind

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