Hello, my name is***** I have experience and education in exotic/avian medicine in addition to dogs and cats. I am NOT available by phone so you may ignore the request for a phone call if it automatically generates and we will continue the chat via text. I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. It may take me a few minutes to respond as I may be typing up a response or helping another concerned pet owner.
Veterinary Practice Laws of my state only allow me to provide general advice regarding your pet’s health condition. I cannot provide a diagnosis or prescribe medications without performing a physical exam on your pet. I will help you decide if the problem with your pet is something you can manage at home, or if additional diagnostic testing or treatment needs to be performed by a veterinarian.
I am sorry it took longer for an expert to get to you. Is Leo still wheezy? Is he coughing? Has he been aggressive before? Was there any trigger that you can think of to initiate the scratch (cat or dog outside, construction, loud noise on the TV?) Is he sneezing or coughing or breathing heavily/quickly?
That is good. Cats can become aggressive for behavioral reasons, ie too much petting, stress (look for tail flicking, ears going back, hair standing up) as these are signs of an upset cat. They can do this for medical reasons as well. IF the wheezing or aggression is continuous I would advise bringing him to the vet to get evaluated to ensure there aren't medical conditions underlying.
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