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Cher, Feline Specialist
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Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
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Artemis. I'm writing today because my 11 year old male cat

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Hi Artemis. I'm writing today because my 11 year old male cat has started shaking when he breathes. Perhaps more like bracing. He will take a breath in and as he does his eyes close just slightly and his body shakes as though he is contracting his muscles. He is affectionate and social, sitting on my lap presently. He doesn't appear to have any other signs of outward distress but I'm concerned for him
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Brian.

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I'm sorry you are worried about Pachebel. From your description, it does sound like there may be a problem with his respiratory system, or it hurts him to breathe in, and that's why he's shaking and his muscles are tensing.

I'm glad to hear that he's eating, drinking, eliminating and acting normally, in all other respects; however, it would be advisable to have him evaluated by a vet in person, who will listen to his heart and lungs with a stethoscope and may run some tests (bloodwork, etc.) to find the basis of this shaking. Because he's a senior cat, any unusual behavior needs to be checked out as soon as possible, I'm sure you understand.

I hope all will be well with Pachebel and please let me know how he's doing and what the vet tells you. Thanks!

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Warmest regards,

Expert:  Cher replied 1 year ago.

Hi again, Brian.

I'm just checking in with you to see how Pachebel is doing now. I hope all is well.

Were you able to have him evaluated by a vet in person, to get a diagnosis and treatment, if necessary?

Please let me know his condition at this time and also, please take a moment to rate my answer positively, so I am compensated by the site for my assistance. Thank you!

Warmest wishes,