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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Cat's breathing is very 'bubbly' and he is very weak in

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cat's breathing is very 'bubbly' and he is very weak in movement. He is 19yrs +
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this. "Bubbly" breathing suggests the sound of foam in your cat's airways and this usually develops secondary to congestive heart failure in such a geriatric cat. Such a patient is addressed with a fast acting diuretic given by injection and supplemental oxygen in an oxygen cage. Nitroglycerine is often rubbed on the skin in an attempt to increase the efficiency of the heart beat. It would be best to have your cat attended to by her vet at your earliest convenience.

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