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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dr My cat is almost 5 months very active usually today he

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My cat is almost 5 months very active usually today he has been asleep most of the time and moves very little lools unhappy to me usually he has a huge apetite like if he eats he can eat again in a sec as soon as he hears the plate he runs i out the food infront of him and he doesnt even wana eat !!!!! I noticed his breathing like is chest moves more than usual
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I don't like hearing that you're seeing an exaggerated effort when Leo is breathing. This is worrisome for lower respiratory compromise which can be seen with primary lung diseases such as asthma or pleural effusions (collections of fluid around the lungs) filling the chest cavity. His somnolence and anorexia suggest fever or malaise but those symptoms aren't pathognomonic (specifically) indicative) of any one disorder. Please don't hesitate to have his vet thoroughly examine Leo paying particular attention to his heart and lung sounds. X-rays of Leo's chest are likely to be recommended.

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