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My cat is breathing hard and sometimes through her mouth.

My cat is breathing...

My cat is breathing hard and sometimes through her mouth

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your cat?

She is breathing really hard

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your cat seem to hurt?

She doesnt seem hurt just the breathing

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the cat's name and age?

Her name is Runty. She is 14

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Runty?

I had taken her to the vet a few times because she would get this sore on her back She eats more than usual

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DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

How long has this been going on for?

Still eating and drinking?

Weight loss?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hi, since last night. she's eating and drinking
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hasnt lost any weight

Thanks

I am really worried here because of her age and the symptoms

Cats rarely mouth breath->Usually only when they are really struggling

What is her rate of breathing now?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Shes no longer breathing through her mouth. She seems to be breathing a lil better. She only starts breathing through her mouth when she walks around

Okay

Well that means that she cannot tolerate any exertion

I have to recommend that she be examined and chest x-rays taken

I am very worried that she has fluid in her chest cavity

I do not want to wait longer in case she decompensates

Are you able to take her in?

Paul

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Okay

Sorry about this but we must err on the side of caution

Please update me after the visit

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for you :)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok

Super

Standing by

Paul

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