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My name is ***** *****. My 19 year old kitty is breathing

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. My 19 year old kitty is breathing through her mouth and has some black mucus (?) on her back lips. She looks very uncomfortable, lying with her head raised, rather than putting it down .
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: this started early this morning. I had to be away today. She drank a little water when i moved it iright in front of her.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today. Have you seen her moving around at all today, or is she lethargic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was away all day. She came and lay down with me on my bed when I got home, That I think is the extent of her moving around
today I think she did pee in her litter box.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure if you intended to request the phone call? If not, we can continue through the regular chat here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
continue chat here.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Based on the open mouthed breathing and extended head/neck, it sounds like she is in respiratory distress. I highly recommend having her evaluated by a local emergency hospital right away. I would start with a physical exam and x-rays of her chest to evaluate her heart and lungs. It is possible that she has cancer in her lungs, fluid in her chest, etc which is increasing her respiratory effort.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

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