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I have a 15 year old male cat who was diagnosed on Thursday morning with congestive heart failure. An x-ray showed a lot of fluid around the heart and lungs. He was given and injection of diuretics, a… read more
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My cat has been breathing very heavily for the last few days.
My cat has been breathing very heavily for the last few days. I can visually see chest moving and when he sits on my lap I can feel is heart beating hard too. He has not purred since this started whic… read more
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My cat has fluid around his heart and is on a diuretic drug
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My cat is having difficulty breathing and has been constantly
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