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What are Laryngitis?

When vets explain laryngitis to cat owners, they tell them that the cat’s larynx or voice box has become inflamed as the result of illness, irritation, a blockage in the throat, or a sudden paralysis of the nerve controlling the laryngeal folds.

Laryngitis in cats may be one symptom of several illnesses such as calicivirus or infectious rhinotracheitis. When a cat develops laryngitis, it loses its meow for a few days. Pet owners may notice other symptoms, such as a cough, bad breath, or discharge coming from the cat’s eyes and nose. Even though the cat may try to hide signs of illness, it won’t be possible for very long. The cough can become painful. The cat’s owner may notice the loss of voice almost immediately, especially if the cat is normally communicative. 

Symptoms of Laryngitis in Cats

Symptoms of laryngitis in a cat may make themselves evident fairly quickly, especially if the cat has developed an upper respiratory infection (URI). These symptoms may include:

  • Dry, harsh cough that becomes moist and painful
  • Lowered head while standing
  • Open mouth
  • Vocal changes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • High-pitched breathing and obvious efforts to inhale
  • Noisy breathing
  • Bad breath

If the laryngitis is the result of a URI, the pet owner may also notice:

  • Watery eyes with discharge
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Loss of appetite

Causes of Laryngitis in Cats

The causes of laryngitis in cats can range widely from a simple URI or irritant all the way up to an obstruction in the larynx or even a growth that affects the movements of the vocal cords. This condition is vague enough that it can be difficult for vets to determine the exact cause of the cat’s lost voice:

  • URI (upper respiratory infection, calicivirus or infectious rhinotracheitis)
  • Inhaled irritant, such as smoke or dust
  • Obstruction in the larynx
  • Object lodged in the throat
  • Paralysis of laryngeal nerve
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Growth in the throat (benign, cancerous, or eosinophilic granuloma complex)
  • Throat cancer

Sometimes, cats lose their meows for unknown reasons. Here, pet owners need to watch their cats for other, more troubling symptoms. If the underlying cause is mild, the cat should have its voice back within a few days.

Diagnosis of Laryngitis in Cats

When a cat comes into the vet’s office with laryngitis, the vet performs a head-to-tail physical on the cat. A significant part of the exam includes an endoscopic examination of the larynx, which means the cat will need to be anesthetized. During this part of the exam, the vet will attempt to insert an endotracheal tube down the cat’s throat to see if there’s an obstruction or mass that makes meowing difficult. 

If the vet does find an obstruction, they will take X-rays to see if they can find the mass. A swallowed object that has lodged itself near the vocal cords can also be spotted with an X-ray. 

Treatment of Laryngitis in Cats

Once the vet has diagnosed laryngitis, as well as its cause, they will begin treating the cat’s symptoms. For a buildup of fluid in the larynx, the cat will take a diuretic medication. This can also help with any fluid buildup in the lungs, if this has contributed to the cat’s laryngitis.

When a cat has a sore throat along with laryngitis, it’s hard to swallow, much less  eat or drink. A mild pain medication can help the cat to swallow more easily, which means it will be able to eat and make a faster return to good health.

Foreign bodies stuck in the cat’s throat are removed, which allows the larynx to return to normal. When this happens, the cat will soon begin to meow audibly again.

Other obstructions, such as a significant swelling, tumor, or eosinophilic granuloma complex can be treated, leading to eventual recovery and a return of the cat’s voice.

When an eosinophilic granuloma forms, the cat’s immune system releases substances that should fight an invasion of parasites. These substances induce an allergic response, such as swelling and inflammation of the cat’s throat. A course of steroids allows the granuloma to disappear, unless it has become infected. In that case, the cat also needs antibiotic medication.

At home, the cat’s owner can increase the humidity inside with a humidifier, running hot water in a closed bathroom and keeping the house warm (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.). Cleaning the cat’s nose with a soft, damp washcloth helps it to breathe more easily.

Veterinarians may recommend diet changes or adding supplements to the cat’s food to strengthen its immune system and help fight viral illness. 

Recovery of Laryngitis in Cats

Once the cause of the cat’s laryngitis has been identified, prescribed treatments and simple at-home care should allow it to return to full health. If the cat had a URI, once the symptoms have resolved, the cat should have a good recovery. 

If the cat has an obstruction caused by a tumor or eosinophilic granuloma complex, this needs to be treated immediately. A tumor can be cancerous and, if caught early, the cat should have a good prognosis. 

If the larynx is severely obstructed, immediate treatment is necessary so that the cat has a chance of recovery. If the cause of the obstruction isn’t detected and removed immediately, the cat may not recover.

Laryngitis Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Gracie
Domestic long hair
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of weight

Can worms in a cat affect the voice? I noticed my cats meow was sounding different, like she was hoarse. I then found vomit with what appeared to have spaghetti like worms in it. Since I didn't see which of my cats actually had thrown up I am assuming it was her. She's also started attacking the others, I looked up roundworms which appears to be what she has but didn't know if this was related to her voice,

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst a change in voice isn’t normally a symptom of an infestation of worms, it is possible that their presence may cause more meowing which may lead to strain or may cause weakness which may affect the meow. You should worm all your cats with an effective anthelmintic and repeat according to the interval on the product used. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Turkish Angora
18 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Choking and Weak meow

My cats meow has become a weak chirp which sounds croaky and is always now frequently choking every now and then, I believe it's because there is something lodged in her throat due to broken little pieces I found on my bed but not quite sure of it, she doesn't eat that often and is very skinny which always has been a problem for her. What do I do for her at 12pm at night?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for a change in meow and choking in cats which may include foreign objects, infections, trauma to the throat, enlarged thyroid among other causes. It is important to keep Luna calm and not try to give anything to eat or drink as this may cause further distress, visit your Veterinarian once they open; if she is struggling to breathe or has other serious symptoms visit an emergency clinic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Obi
Domestic Shorthair - Calico
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Congestion
Loud Breathing
Lost meow
mucus

Obi was recently seen by an ophthalmologist for a strange glare in her eye. The diagnosis was a scar from when she was weeks old due to her now “inactive” herpesvirus.

Yesterday she was fine in the morning. I went out, ran some errands and came home. When I finally settled down and was messing around on the computer I started to hear her breathing. She all of a sudden has come down with the worlds worst congestion I’ve heard in a cat ever. Sometimes she was mouth breathing even. Sometimes she chokes on the mucus and begins to cough, then goes about her life, as cats do. I should mention there is NO discharge from her eyes, and NO discharge from her nose. She is eating here and there. Sometimes she is hungry, sometimes she is not. She is acting normal, running around, using the litter box normally, drinking plenty of water. I checked her temperature and it was 100.2 last night. The humidifier in my room seemed to help last night as wel.

This morning she seemed better. The loud breathing wasn’t so persistent. I thought perhaps it was just allergies. Until she meowed for dinner. Her meow is basically gone. She sounds like a sick child who has lost her voice :( so now I am assuming she had an upper respitory infection caused by the herpesvirus that is not so much inactive as we so thought. I do have 3 other cats and none are showing any symptoms at all. 2 do not have the herpesvirus, and the other one, from Obi’s same litter, does have herpesvirus, but alas, none are showing any symptoms such as Obi.

If this is what I am assuming it to be, what is the normal course of action for treating this kind of thing since it is caused by the herpesvirus? I have never had a cat that had the herpesvirus so this is new territory for me. And I have over 20 years of experience... so I guess I lucked out for over 20 years!

Would it be simply antibiotics? Or is there more to the story because of the herpesvirus?

Thanks ahead of time!!

* I’ve contacted my vet I am waiting on a call back from him

* These symptoms have been going on for 1.5 days

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Most cats have been exposed to herpesvirus as kittens, and it can stay dormant in some cats, or cause problems in some, similar to a cold sore in a person, although we can't spread herpesvirus between species - each species has its' own. Sometimes the virus will allow a secondary bacterial infection to start, and in those situations, antibiotics can be helpful. If Obi is not continuing to improve of the next day or two, it would be best to have her seen, and possibly get medications to help her.

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Luna
All white
2 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse meow

We recently were fostering 4 kittens and their mama. Well my Luna did not like it and really voiced her opinion about it all. Alot. Now the babies and mama are gone but Luna sounds very horse now. Should I take her to the vet? No other symptoms.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Luna strained her voice in protest, give her a few days to see if there is any improvement; however if there is no improvement by the weekend or other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for responding. I really appreciate it. If she does not start to improve I will take her next week to our Vet. Again, thank you so much.

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Jay
tabby
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Medication Used

Revolution

My cat is acting perfectly fine. He’s happy eating everything is normal except he can’t meow and he’s very vocal. My roommates say they here him meowing all through out the day. Could he just be over using his voice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive vocalisation is a common cause for a loss of meow, but other causes including infection (excessive vocalisation may lead to strain and infections), foreign objects, enlarged thyroid among other causes may lead to a change in meow. If this continues you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine whether any treatment is necessary and to rule out more serious conditions like an enlarged thyroid. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat has lost weight and lost his voice these last couple months .. he eats and drinks water normally still I have no idea what’s going on

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Loomina
I don't know
9 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Voice loss
Third eyelid
Sneezing

My cat meow was getting weaker in the past two days and today she Lost her voice completely , she also sneezes at least 6 times a day and have a diarrhea what can I do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Loomina may have an infection which is causing these symptoms, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to confirm whether or not there is an infection and to receive treatment. Without examining Loomina I cannot diagnose the specific issue or prescribe any antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Skittles
Siamese/tabby
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lost voice
alkaline pee

My cat has issues with his pee being a high pH. We got pretty litter so we can monitor the color (turns dark green when pH is too high). When the issue gets worse it seems like his meow gets weaker and sometimes he even loses his voice. This doesn't seem to be common, but I notice the correlation quite a bit. Any advice?

I am also looking for some recommendations about good long term urinary diets that don't cost an arm and a leg.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what the relationship is with his voice and his urine pH, as I have not heard of that happening before. If is continues or seems to be a problem, it would be a good idea to have him examined to make sure his throat is okay. As far as urinary diets, if he is on a prescription diet, it would be best to keep him on that, as some cats can't metabolize regular food very well, and the problems that can come from feeding a different food can be far more expensive in the long run.

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Kim& Kourtney
tabby
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I just rescued 2 kittens that are about 4 months old from my local animal shelter, they are sisters so I had no choice but to get them both. They didn't given me much info about them when I adopted them. After 1 night in my house, one of the girls started sneezing and having congestion in her nose and eyes. 2 days later the other sister has the same. Today both have lost their voice and are miserable and won't eat much. I can't afford the vet for both of them and I just have no idea what to do. These girls are already like family to us.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that something in your home (it is a new environment) is causing some irritation to their respiratory tract (especially if you smoke); other issues may be cleaning products among other things. You should try giving some cetirizine at 5mg per day to each sister to see if there is any improvement, however if they have picked up an infection a visit to your Veterinarian and a course of antibiotics would be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

The shelter should have made you aware that, like human children, kittens and cats require money for their care. They should have also pointed you in the direction of low-cost veterinary care. Kittens and puppies are a lifelong responsibility, I'm glad you adopted two together, it's better for everyone, but now you must find the money to care for them. And understand this is a possible twenty year commitment.

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Gracie
Calico
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

no voice

My cat was fine last night, but this morning. She meoews and there is no sound. Can I do anything for her? Without taking her to the vets? I can't afford a vet right now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Gracie I cannot confirm whether this is caused by an infection, trauma to the throat, enlarged thyroid among other causes; it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to determine the specific cause and prescribe treatment as there is no specific over the counter medication I can recommend. You should try to keep Gracie calm and hydrated but if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian regardless. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dave
Tabbi cat
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urine smells foul
Keeps mouth open often
raspy voice
Urinating Outside Litterbox

Our house cat has been escaping outdoors on a regular basis. He came home the morning after a rain storm. He lost his voice for about 2 weeks, was sneezing, urinates in laundry and moving boxes. He now has his voice but its raspy, still pees in laundry with a heavier urine odor and constantly holds his mouth open in a weird way. His appetite is normal, doesnt sneeze anymore and his eyes and nose aren't runny or have never been since this happened.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A laryngeal infection is likely if the voice is raspy and he his keeping the mouth open to breathe; the urination habits are concerning and not usually a part of laryngitis. You should have your Veterinarian check him over to be on the safe side to ensure that there isn’t anything else more serious (hormonal conditions) going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitters
Calico
18 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty
Gagging
Coughing

Medication Used

Clindamycin Hydrochloride

My cat has been on low dose oral clindamycin for several months for her teeth (she too old to undergo anesthesia for cleaning). We moved, her RX was filled by a new pharmacy that decided to compound it in oil and not water. I gave my cat one dose and she reacted violently choking and gagging. It did not go away and within an hour she had also lost her voice. 24 hours later she has gotten no better. She is still eating, drinking, purrs, acts mostly normal but can't talk, gags occasionally, swallows hard, and has like a rattle sound plus I can hear fluid in her body if that makes sense. I haven't given her any more of her med and need to know if she needs steroids or antihistamine at this point to get better. She seems to have discomfort if I touch her throat. I'm very worried because she's 18 and I'm very attached to her and want to make sure I do everything needed asap to help her.

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Wesson
Short hair tabby
19 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

anorexia
Swallowing a LOT
laryngitis
Lethargy

Medication Used

amlodipine
Cyanocobalamin
Cyano
cerenia

Trying to determine what’s going on with my very senior cat (19.5yrs). He gags when he tries to meow (started yesterday), his meow has disappeared over the past 24 hours, has become more sleepy and lethargic, but is able to walk and go up/down stairs. Has been anorexic all day today. Is able to drink water but has vomited hip anything i have attempted to feed him. He does have hyperthyroidism and is on felimazole 5mg QD, recently diagnosed with hypertension and placed on amlodipine 1/4th of 2.5mg tab QD, and Cerenia 8mg QOD, plus weekly 25mcg SQ injections of Cyanocobalamin. Blood work was done within the past month and all WNL. Recent BP checks were great. He’s slightly more lethargic than normal, sleeping quite hard, gait is mildly unsteady. Respiration’s normal, no eye or nose discharge noted, no cough noted. Abdomen is soft, bowel sounds heard.
Regular vet office is closed until Monday. Not sure if I need to take him into ER or wait until Monday to have him checked out.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Given Wesson's complicated medical situation and your very close attention to him, I think it would probably be a good idea to have him seen today rather than wait until Monday. With his conditions, we don't want him getting dehydrated at all, and they'll be able to assess him and give him fluids if needed.

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Manzi
Point lynx siamese
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

lack of appetite

My cat has recently contracted a uri from a kitten that we saved from the humane society. He has lost his voice and is eating very little and drinking. He appears to look like his throat may be sore. He drinks and then has a gagging reflex. Are there any home remedies that I can try?

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Gatoulis
Greek
2 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Weak voice

Hello, my cat is almost 2 years old and it is an outdoor cat. He comes home only for food and sometimes for sleep.It's been about 2-3 months that his voice has changed. He had a very loud and clear voice but now he has a weak voice. He has no other problems. He eats as usual, sleeps as usual and he is as playful as he has always been. So, my question is, could this change of his voice mean that there is something that we should look at?
Thank you very much for your time and the great help you provide !

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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A change in Gatoulis's voice may mean he has an infection, or something going on with his mouth, throat or respiratory tract. It may mean that he is more vocal than usual when he is outside and is hoarse. Since it has been going on for a few months, it might be a good idea to have him examined to make sure that nothing more serious is going on with his throat.

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Henry
Maine Coon mix
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Squeaking
no voice
Coughing

I came home from a weekend away and noticed my cat is not making any noise when he meows, which is odd because he's usually very vocal. My roommate said he was meowing fine while I was gone. He can purr and hiss, and has made a few hoarse meows but only a few. He also has been acting like he needs to cough up a hairball but nothing is coming out. And he's made a squeaking noise a few times as well that is new to him. He's eating and acting like his normal self.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A loss of voice may be due to a few different conditions which may include infections, excessive vocalisation (strained voice), other conditions (masses in or around the larynx among other conditions. Keep an eye on Henry and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement or other symptoms present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ginger
Short hair domestic
10 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse

My cat is suddenly hoarse for about a week. She got locked in the closet for a few hours and when she cane out she had no voice She is not vomiting and is fine otherwise. No symptoms like I read here

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If she was locked in the closet and crying for any length of time,she may be hoarse from that event. Without seeing her, I can't comment on whether she is okay - it would be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian and make sure that there isn't anything abnormal going on.

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Bash
Rescue
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Trouble Walking
slow movement
Sneezing

My cat is 2 years old and indoor and outdoor cat. The past 2 days I realize he’s been sneezing more than usual. This morning I woke up and he’s having trouble standing and won’t make eye contact. He’s moving almost in slow motion and is now hiding under my bed which he never does! He was eating and everything fine about 12 hours ago but it’s a completely different cat this morning! He cries a little when I pick him up.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Bash needs to see a veterinarian. It doesn't seem that what is going on now is necessarily related to the sneezing, but he may have a viral infection that is making him feel bad, or he may have something else going on. Since I can't examine him, it would be best to have him seen and examined, to find out what is going on and what treatment he needs.

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Pili
American Shorthair
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of voice

We just got an 8 week old kitten who was super talkative for the first couple of days. All of a sudden his meow became strained, and now sometimes, when he opens his mouth to meow, no noice is made. He’s been having this issue for a couple of days now. He still is eating and drinking fine, and doesn’t seem to have less energy. All in all, I don’t really see any other symptoms of illness. Do you think it’s cause to make an appointment with our vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Pili was too talkative and has strained her voice or may have the start of a respiratory tract infection, without examining her I cannot say for certain what the specific cause is; you should keep a close eye on her, try to keep her calm and monitor for any symptoms. If there is no improvement or other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oscar
Tabby
12 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

laryngitis

my 12 year old male cat who is VERY talkative has developed a "raspy" voice. He acts no different other the change in his voice quality. Eating, drinking, running, playing with the other cats in the house. All are in-door cats 100% of the time. How long should I watch the change before bringing him to m vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A raspy voice may be indicative of many different causes including infection, small foreign bodies, narrowing of the airways, laryngeal paralysis, allergies and other causes. With a change in voice, it would be best to have Oscar checked to ensure that the cause isn’t the start of something more serious. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Am taking care of a feral cat (female) that I've had fixed and given shots. She's not to the point of my touching her; has had laryngitis for a couple of days, and didn't eat as much yesterday. No other signs like runny eyes or nose. Should I give her a small amount of aspirin in her food? How much? Don't know how much she weighs, but is very small.

My cat Hazel is less than two years old and she can't meow. I'm trying to figure out how and see if I can help her, get her meow back. She did have a upper respiratory infection which she had antibiotics to treat.

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Annabel
tortus shell
13 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting 2-3 tx per week

Hello. My 13 year old female cat started waking in the mornings unable to meow her usual meow. It was weak and faint sounding, but improved throughout the day. Recently, it has expanded to every day most of the day. The only other symptoms is she vomits often, 2-3 times per week. I've tried her on every type of diet, grain free/gluten free, organic, etc. I took her to the vet when it first started about 8 months ago and they couldn't find anything to explain the weak voice and the vomit. Any ideas?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for a change in voice which may be due to excessive vocalisation, infections, masses (pushing on larynx) among other issues; it is difficult to say what the specific cause is, but if this is getting worse and Annabel is vomiting regularly you should return to your Veterinarian for another examination to see if anything can be found now. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tabatha
Bombay
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging
Hoarse
lack of appetite

I have a cat and I left her with a pet hotel service during a month. she was suppossed to stay longer since I am travelling and I came back for a day so I went to see her and the conditions on how she is kept and i noticed her voice is gone.... when she meows barely a sound comes out. the caregiver mentioned she has not been eating much. the problem is i have just recently been told she stopped eating and 10 days ago my friend went to visit my cat and sent me a video where she sounded very hoarse but i thought it was just a one time thing since she did not mention anything either and the caregiver never mentioned anything about a change in her meow. so apparently she has been like this for more then ten days which is terrible. I thought she was in good hands but it seems she was not. I have not noticed any heavy breathing... i do notice her a little down so she might feel week or depressed i am not sure. she is not eating and she starts like vomiting but she doesn't really, ....

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would be a good idea to have Tabatha seen by a veterinarian to have a good examination. She may just be hoarse from meowing and talking, but her not eating and vomiting is concerning. She may need some lab work or x-rays to make sure that she is okay, and it can be difficult to keep track of subtle behavior when she is moving around quite a bit.

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Leo
moggy
7 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Slight Lethargy
Lost meow
Hoarse

Medication Used

none

My male cat, Leo has lost his Meow for the past couple of days. We took him to the vet for an examination and a blood test but everything came back fine. He's not coughing, gagging, vomiting or anything like that. No runny nose or sneezing either. He hasn't lost his appetite and is still rather active. Any advice because I'm stumped. The vet has offered further medical tests like an abdominal scan to try and find the cause. Before I agree, I was hoping to see if there was anything else that it could be affecting him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A loss of voice or change in meow may be caused by a few different causes which may include respiratory tract infection, trauma to the throat, enlarged thyroid (pushes in the larynx) among other causes; without examining Leo I wouldn’t know where to being with further testing as there is no obvious direction in the diagnostic process. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kumbaya
dsh
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lost appetite
bad breath
raspy voice

I have few cats having the abovementioned symptoms. They kept themselves away from me, have bad breath, not eating and drinking much, and have raspy to no voice. Is there any home remedies or first-aid that could be given to the cats before we brings them to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, without examining your cats, I don't have enough information to know what might be going on with them. Since it sounds like it is affecting more than one of your cats, it would be best to have at them seen by a veterinarian to examine them and figure out what is going on with them and how to treat them. I hope that they all are okay!

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Sebastian
domestic short hair
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Laryngitis, gagging

My 5 year old male Sebastian has been gagging for the past 2 days and now although not gagging he has completely lost his voice. Took him to the vet and they ran blood tests and full GI x-rays with barium contrast. Found nothing except a little constipation. He's well hydrated no temp. Gave him antibiotics as a precautionary. He still has no voice. He is eating and drinking and normal bowel and urine.
What could this be? I miss his voice.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing more about his history and lifestyle, I have a hard time shedding any light on what might be happening with him. The antibiotics seem a good idea in case he does have any bacterial condition going on in his throat. If they didn't' see any growths or anything to be concerned about on his x-ray, that is heartening. The next step might be an ultrasound to identify anything abnormal going on with the structures of his throat that might not have showed up on xray. It seems he is healthy otherwise, so this may be a short term problem, but if not, the ultrasound may be worthwhile. I hope that everything goes well with him!

His medical history is a urethane blockage and once an URI. His lungs are clear and no blockage. Lifestyle is indoor only and prescribed food to keep urinary crystals from forming. Eats mostly dry food that we add water to and a little wet food at night. He drinks water mostly from the sink.

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Angel
Tuxedo
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

puking. gagging. squeaking

My cat has been gagging nonstop and I noticed earlier today that she puked a big pile of food (she eats dry. The food was also whole) it was wet and there was some liquid. since I noticed her puke she has been gagging and when she meows its as if she lost her voice and its but a mere squeak. I also noticed her back paws are cold, this only concerns me because her sister had cold back paws before she died of a blood clot. this is only the first day that this has been happening and its only been about 2-3 hrs since I have noticed this. also she is an indoor outdoor cat but right now I am keeping her inside.

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Vixen
Medium hair calico
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging
Less energy
Raspy
Cold

My cat Vixen is eating and drinking as usual but has had a raspier meow the last few days and a few moments of light gagging like motions with her mouth she seems a little tired I took her out for a short walk on a leash the other day and am wondering if this could be related and could be something that will go away on its own. What should I look for to know if it is time to bring her to the vet? She is a difficult cat who doesn’t like being manipulated which is why I don’t want to bring her unless needed. She seems a bit colder than usual too. I have 3 cats and she’s always been the most susceptible to having an irritated eye leaking for example, my vet had suspected herpes.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In a cat Vixen’s age, laryngitis is the most likely cause and may be caused by an infection; typically we may place a cat on a course of antibiotics and or anti inflammatories to see if there is any improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian regardless as other conditions like thyroid issues among others may also cause a change in meow and activity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
Egyptian Mau
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite
Coughing
Sneezing
Gagging
Losing voice
Labored breathing

Kitty’s voice is very faint, sounds like something is in his throat. I often here coughing, gagging, sneezing, and labored breathing. His appetite has changed significantly and he hasnt been eating much. I’ve seen it progress over the last few days. He seems in pain now, should I get him to a animal hospital ASAP or schedule an appointment with the vet??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Kitty certainly needs to be seen by a Veterinarian, you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian because you’ve described Kitty as struggling to breathe and is showing signs of pain. When there are signs of breathing difficulty it should always be treated as an emergency. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ellie
domestic short hair
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse meow

My cat has had a hoarse meow that seems to be diminishing since yesterday. Otherwise she is acting and eating completely normal. Still playful, same appetite, breathing normal as well. Could she just have some sort of laryngitis that will go away on its own?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Ellie I cannot say for certain, sometimes an infection, excessive vocalisation or an enlarged thyroid may cause changes in a cat’s meow. Keep an eye on Ellie, but if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailee
Domestic with medium hair and fluffy tail
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse
Some Sneezing
Crackling Voice

My cat is about a 10 month old female and is an indoor cat along with our 9 month old Male. We gave them a flea treatment last night as they have somehow gotten fleas. This morning she was her usual talkative self and perfectly fine. By the time we got back home from work, after getting settled we noticed that she was not being nearly as talkative (almost nothing) and the few times she did her voice was hoarse and crackly. Just in typing this she has sneezed twice. Could it be the flea treatment? Or something I should take her to the vet for?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cats may get laryngitis or a change in their voice due to a variety of different reasons including excessive vocalisation, infections, trauma, enlarged thyroid gland, chemical irritation, allergies among other causes; I don’t think the flea & tick treatment you gave is the cause but I cannot say for 100%. You should keep an eye on Bailee for the time being and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement or she is struggling to breathe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rodja
Siamese
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Very bad breath, very small voice, swollen lymph nodes

my cat is 4 yrs old. very bad breath, missing teeth, very low voice, runt of the litter Siamese fixed female. I believe I noticed swollen lympth nodes on both sides under her chin. one side larger than the other which I have massaged till nearly gone. sound like something to be concerned about? can I fix the problem or these symptoms?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Swollen lymph nodes might be related to Rodja's teeth or mouth, if she has smelly breath and missing teeth. This may be a sign that she needs medical attention for that mouth, and it would probably be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian and have them examine her mouth to see what is going on. .

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Spots
tabby
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lost voice
Coughing

My cat lost his voice. He tries to speak but can’t. He has had a bad cough for a couple of days and threw up once. He is still eating and drinking fine though. Since he is eating and drinking fine this eliminates the possiblity of a blockage in his throat I believe so I’m going to wait 5 days before bringing him to the vet. Is this an okay plan?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a loss or change in meow in cats, infections are the most common cause but trauma from foreign objects, tumours, enlarged thyroid and other causes may also have an effect. If Spots is otherwise eating, drinking, defecating and urinating, you may monitor him for a day or to but if there is no improvement you should have him checked over by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster
Unknown
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Trouble meowing

I'm not sure if my cat has laryngitis or not. His meow is very weak and hoarse. He has no other symptoms. He is eating, drinking and using the bathroom. He is about 2 years old. He is an inside/outside cat.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to examine Buster, I'm not sure if he actually has a problem or not - since he goes outside, he may have been very vocal and is not hoarse, or he may have an infection or problem with his throat. If the strange meow continues, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can determine whether he has a problem.

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Tommy
Domestic Short haired
Eight Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vague meow

My Tommy is 8yrs he is finished a course of antibiotics for an upper respiratory tract infection his energy is back as is his appetite but his meow is gone still. He's normally very chirpy and load.Should I be concerned still?

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milo
Persian
15 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

difficulty speaking,
difficulty speaking and
difficulty speaking, inac

My male cat, Milo, is about 15 months old now. He hs suddenly lost his meow and looks like he is having difficulty swallowing. He tries to vomit but nothing comes out. He does not have any discharge from eyes or nose. He is eating his can food but not the kibbles.
I had given him Revolution to treat ear mites as prescribed by my vet about 10 days ago. This is the 2nd dose. When i gave him the 1st dose a month ago, he developed Diarrhea as a side effect and lost all his appetite. The vet prescribed Progut Plus and he got better with it.
Now, is this difficulty in speaking and inactivity another side effect of Revolution or should I be concerned?
He is ver vocal otherwise and I am thinking of taking him to vet already.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Reported side effects of Revolution (selamectin) included vomiting, loose stool or diarrhoea with or without blood, anorexia, lethargy, salivation, tachypnea and muscle tremors; I’m not aware of application of Revolution leading to other symptoms like laryngitis or changes in voice. Keep an eye on him for now but visit your Veterinarian if there are no improvements. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.zoetisus.com/_locale-assets/mcm-portal-assets/products/pdf/revolution-prescribing-information.pdf

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Skittles
Maine Coon
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

laryngitis
Vomiting
Wheezing

My 3 year old Maine Coon, Skittles, has completely lost his voice. We noticed a couple of weeks ago that he seemed hoarse, but with no other symptoms, I decided to just watch him. He is an indoor cat so he isn't exposed to anything harmful outside of the house. He is eating and drinking with no weight loss. Tonight he threw up for the first time and sounded wheezy after getting sick. He has completely lost his voice now. Please give me some idea what could be wrong. I'm out of work right now and can't afford a huge vet bill. Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout examining Skittles, I'm not sure why he is losing his voice, but things that can cause that include bacterial infections, allergies, and growths or masses in the throat. It would be best to have him examined, and your veterinarian can determine what might be going on and how to work within your budget. Many clinics offer a 'free first exam' that you may be able to use to help Skittles be seen. I hope that everythin goes well for him.

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Louie
domestic shorthair
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Cat is not able to meow like he usually does. It is like a raspy squeak. He is drinking and eating and looks the same. It just started today. He is usually very talkative and meows all the time. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Louie may be hoarse if he recently had a lot of meowing, or he may have a problem. If he isn't back to himself by tomorrow, it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian to see what might be going on.

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Stella
Tortie
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Discharge
raspy voice
Coughing

I don't know if my cat has laryngitis, or what it is, but one day, she stopped eating and drinking, so my mom took her to the vet. She then was put on antibiotics for a few days. She seems like she is doing better, but her meow sounds raspy like a human that lost their voice and she keeps having coughing fits. She'll sit on the ground with her face close to the ground and it sounds like she's choking or yaking on something.she's also had discharge from her eyes. Can you help?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Stella it is difficult to weigh in as there are a few different conditions which may present like this including infections, strain, foreign objects, trauma to the throat, enlarged thyroid among other causes; you should finish the course of antibiotics and monitor for improvement, if there is no improvement you should return to your Veterinarian for a further examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pilpil
Persian
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse voice
Coarky meow

I have a 7 months old Parisian cat. He is not very vocal usually. But since this morning he has a very harsh and coarky meow.also he is barely eating since yesterday. Breathing seems normal. Eye is a bit runny. He lost his playfulness and quietly sitting in the corner.Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Changes in meow and a runny eye may be associated with an upper respiratory tract infection, however without examining Pilpil I cannot say for certain; you should think about visiting your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side and to receive treatment. Other causes for a vocal changes may include throat trauma, enlarged thyroid among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Dear Dr. Turner, thanks a lot for your advice.He haven't ate since morning. Not even drinking. Stool was loose and also vomited water this evening. We have administered flea powder yesterday. Is it possible that this is due to plea powder poisoning?

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Sandy
Yellow tabby
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lost meow

My cat is normally very vocal she talks all the time but she hasn't in days and when it started to go she got a strained weak meow. Now she doesn't meow at all I thought her collar was to tight so I took it off but she's hid under my bed for days and won't come out she's eating and drinking fine her breathing is fine but she has a slight cough. Is this serious? And will her voice come back?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Since this behavior is unusual for her, and since I can't see her to see what might be going on, it would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian. She may have an infection or problem with her respiratory system, and they'll be able to look at her and let you know if she has a problem or not, as the cough is a little concerning as well.

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Jack
DOMESTIC
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Change in meow

Medication Used

On no medication

My cats meow has suddenly changed to a very quiet squeak and slight discharge from corner of eye can be seen . Haven't heard him sneeze or cough . Is this just due to jack's age or something more serious. He seems to be eating ok. He is approximately 12 years old which I have seen before and usually comes and goes.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Jack may have an infection, a viral disease, or he may have a growth or a problem with his nasal passages that needs attention. Since this is a new thing that you are noticing, it would not be a bad idea to have him seen by your veterinarian, as they can examine his mouth, listen to him, and see if there is anything that seems worrisome. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Little Star
Mix
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hoarse meow and hard cough

My kitten seems to be getting sick she seemed fine but now her meow is hoarse and shes been coughing alot other then that she plays and eats and looks ok so im not sure whats going on..i found her last week she looks about 8 weeks at the most shes a small mix breed grey tabby i can see. Can it be serious?? How can i help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Infections are common causes for a change in meow and coughing; other causes may include trauma, foreign objects, defects among other causes. Without examining Little Star I cannot say what the specific cause is or the best treatment, keep an eye on her but consider visiting a Veterinarian for an examination if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oliver
American Shorthair
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat is about one years old and we got him from a shelter about 2 months ago. We were originally told that he had feline herpes because of his UPI and eye discharge and we were given medication for a UPI, but the vet never did any tests to make sure that it was Feline Herpes. He has been coughing a lot though and has had a runny nose for the past month and he also has a very raspy/hoarse meow. Was he diagnosed incorrectly? Does he have laryngitis? I am a college student and the Laryngitis treatment sounds very expensive.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Oliver I cannot say whether or not the diagnosis is incorrect, correct along with a concurrent condition or otherwise; if you are having any doubts, I would recommend you have a test done to confirm the diagnosis. Any other condition like laryngitis would need to be evaluated by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willow
tabby
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat meow changes and looses it . Sneezes. Coughs. Has difficulty sometimes swallowing and breathing while not eating.
Lowers head while standing . Slepts a lot more than normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There may be something going on with WIllow's throat or nasal passages, and it seems that she needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She may need x-rays to determine what is going on with her and see what treatment options there may be. I hope that she is okay.

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Leroy "Jethro" Gibbs
Indoor/outdoor Tiger
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

raspy meow
Not as vocal

My cat suddenly has a rapsy meow and not meowing as often as he does. He is an indoor outdoor cat. He has no sneezing, coughing, "running" eyes, runny nose,no werid, raspy or trouble breathing. He is trying to make his great ecapse outside but we have been keeping him in. Today would be day 2 of this.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Jethro has a small respiratory tract infection, but without examining him I cannot say with any certainty; try to keep him indoors for the time being and ensure that he is hydrated but if there is no improvement in symptoms visit your Veterinarian for an examination and treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Callie
stray
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, no appetite, no voice

My cat was diagnosed with feline herpes at 6 weeks old, she has never had a flare up, but yesterday she lost her voice, and she keeps throwing up after she eats. Could this be the feline herpes or does she have a cold?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Laryngitis may be associated with herpesvirus and calicivirus, but may also be due to other infections or other causes. A loss of voice may be caused by non-infectious causes which may include enlarged thyroid, foreign objects in throat, laryngeal disorders, trauma to the larynx among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/cat-owners/lung-and-airway-disorders-of-cats/laryngitis-in-cats

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Cash
Siamese
Eleven Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swollowing seems difficult
Lost voice
licking lips
Gagging

Hello. My cat seems to have lost her voice and gagging a lot. Nothing comes up and she is eating and drinking fine. The lost voice might just be from the gagging and the strain on her vocal cords. But I really don’t know why she is gagging?!?! I took her to the vet and the vet could not feel anything lodged in her throat. I don’t know what to do!!! Help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If your veterinarian examined her, they should have been able to offer suggestions on what might be happening. Cash may need an x-ray to rule out any abnormalities in her throat, or she may have an infection in her tonsils that is causing this behavior. Since I cannot examine her, it would be best to call the veterinarian that saw her and ask what treatment might help her and what to do next.

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Tariel
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging
Irritable
raspy voice

Hello I have a 2 year old female cat. Over the past week she has become raspy, and a bit irritable. I have scheduled an appointment to see her vet this week. I do not know if I should take her in earlier as an emergency or wait. I also have two foster kittens that have been around for about two weeks and dont know if that may have impacted her in some way.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Tariel may have picked up an infection from the new kittens; however I cannot determine the severity of the possible laryngitis with an examination, but if you’re concerned about the level of raspiness of the breathing or notice that breathing is difficult you should visit a Veterinarian sooner. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lola
Medium haired tiger striped
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Has a croaking meow

My cat, Lola, woke up hoarse. She sounded like she was trying to get rid of a hairball last night, but I didn't find one. However, about 3 days ago the neighbor's sick kitty got out and played with Lola. It has an upper respiratory infection.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Lola may be showing signs of an upper respiratory infection if she was in contact with the neighbor's cat a few days ago. If she is eating and drinking well and seems okay otherwise, she may recover on her own. If she stops eating, seems lethargic or isn't doing well, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to make sure that she is okay.

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Scamp
Normal house cat
Just turned 16 year's old
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sometimes swallowing funny

My cat who is normally very vocal. He talks to me all the time and answers when I talk to him. But th last couple of days his voice has become weak and quite. He's got a strange meow

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for a change in meow including infections, trauma, thyroid disorders among other causes; given Scamp’s age, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and to check the thyroid since Scamp is a senior cat. I cannot really recommend any at home treatment since I do not know the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Blacky
Stray cat
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Sleepiness
Loss of Appetite

My cat is not eating anything..she only drinks water once for a day ..sitting in one corner all day ...became very skinny ..she has loss of appetite..licking nose rapidly and sleeping all day ..throwing white foam when having anything...please recommend some home remedies for her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Unfortunately, not everything can be treated at home, and Blacky sounds quite ill. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to be examined and to determine what is going on with her. Kittens are commonly affected by parasites, infectious disease, and foreign bodies.

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Bella
Calico
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

raspy voice

my one year old female cat started having a raspy meow today but no signs of discharge from the eyes or nose. I have heard her sneeze maybe 3 times in the last 2 weeks. She is an indoor cat. Is she sick? I have clavamox from when my 2 month kitten came home with an upper respiratory infection. I have had this kitten for one month now. Did my baby kitten get her sick? what should I do??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A raspy meow may be due to an infection, trauma, foreign object, enlarged thyroid among other causes; I cannot recommend the use of antibiotics which were prescribed to another cat as I don’t know if they are in date, stored correctly etc… Keep an eye on Bella for the time being and if there is no improvement in the meow or you feel any lump or swelling around the throat visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gracie
Calico
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Raspy voice, sneezing, won’t eat

I’m not sure what she has but she gets outside a lot. She came to the door late last night and as soon as I let her in she ran to the food. Noticed a lot of sneezing last night. This morning she’s just laying down and won’t eat anything I put in front of her. And she just growls as usual when I touch her but her voice is all raspy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Gracie picked up a little infection which may be causing some discomfort to swallow and a little sneezing, without examining her I cannot say for sure; try to keep her indoors and comfortable, offer her plenty of water to keep her hydrated. If there is no improvement in appetite or in general you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Angel
Tuxedo
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

puking,gagging, squeaking

My cat has been gagging nonstop and I noticed earlier today that she puked a big pile of food (she eats dry. The food was also whole) it was wet and there was some liquid. since I noticed her puke she has been gagging and when she meows its as if she lost her voice and its but a mere squeak. I also noticed her back paws are cold, this only concerns me because her sister had cold back paws before she died of a blood clot. this is only the first day that this has been happening and its only been about 2-3 hrs since I have noticed this. also she is an indoor outdoor cat but right now I am keeping her inside.

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Alex
Orange tabby
Almost 4 years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty
Mouth Odor
Noisy Breathing
Sneezing

Is there something in there at home care that I can do to help make my cat better without having to go to the vet and paying hundreds of dollars? My cat Alex went missing for about a month and when I got his back he lost his voice, I can't hear my baby's voice anymore. Please help me get my baby's voice back.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for a loss of voice (or meow) which may include infections, foreign objects, thyroid issues, laryngeal paralysis; unfortunately each one of these causes has a different treatment so I cannot suggest a one ‘cure all’ treatment. As much as you may not want to visit your Veterinarian, it is necessary in some circumstances to make sure that the diagnosis is correct and the right treatment is being given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Loki
American Shorthair
About 3 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lost meow
Hoarse
Vomiting

My cat who is about 3 years old who is often very talkative has recently been vomiting and his voice is gone hoarse and really quiet compared to normal. He's indoor only but about a week ago he got outside in our back yard for about 45 mins.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations
It is possible that whilst Loki was outside he either came into contact with an infection or ate something he shouldn’t; either way you should keep an eye on him but if the vomiting continues you should visit your Veterinarian as he may require a course of antibiotics or other care - it is difficult to say without examining him. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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