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He is about 11. He has had occasional vomiting over last two weeks. Has sometimes not eaten for a day, and then acts fine again. However, tonight, he is breathing like his lungs are filling up. Gunky … read more
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Night before last, I noticed that my 10 month old cat,
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I am a new cat owner and have a 1 1/2 yr. old spayed female
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my 5 year old male cat is breathing heavily as though he is
my 5 year old male cat is breathing heavily as though he is trying to cough up a hairball but isn't really coughing. he is whimpering and doesn't want to be touched. his left side seems to be tender. … read more
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Hi! My 12 year old cat has always been healthy and active,
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My cat has suddenly started this horrendous sounding hacking
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I have a 2 yr old female cat, indoor/outdoor, and we live in
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We have a 10 year old female cat that has never been sick at
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