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What is Noisy Breathing?

Although noisy breathing itself is not life-threatening, the underlying condition might be. If airway obstruction is to blame, total blockage of the airway can happen quickly and without notice, resulting in complete respiratory failure. The blockage, narrowing, or other issues that result in noisy breathing can occur almost anywhere in the respiratory system, including the nose, mouth, throat, larynx, bronchi, or smaller airways within the lungs. Cats that are experiencing noisy breathing should be seen by a veterinarian to diagnose or rule out potentially serious medical conditions. 

The term noisy breathing is used to describe any condition in which breathing is abnormally loud. This includes breathing than can clearly be heard without the use of veterinary equipment. Noisy breathing may sound like wheezing, snoring, or squeaking.

Symptoms of Noisy Breathing in Cats

The primary symptom of noisy breathing in cats is breathing that is audible. The noise can range from a lower-pitched snoring sound to a higher whistling or squeaking noise. It may be accompanied by breathing changes or difficulty breathing. The noisy breathing may be associated with numerous other symptoms depending on the underlying cause of the condition. Associated symptoms can become very severe and may even be fatal. 

Symptoms include:

  • Loud breathing sounds
  • Trouble breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Open-mouth breathing
  • Panting or rapid breathing
  • Movement of belly and chest while breathing
  • Flared nostrils
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Breathing with neck extended or elbows sticking out
  • Squeaking sounds during breaths
  • Snoring sounds even when awake
  • Voice changes
  • Hoarseness
  • Inability to vocalize or meow
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Weakness
  • A cough producing mucus
  • Nasal discharge
  • Pain and related vocalizations
  • Pale mucous membranes
  • Behavior changes
  • Restlessness
  • Fever

Severe symptoms include:

  • Lethargy
  • Inability to breathe
  • Seizures
  • Collapse or fainting
  • Coma
  • Sudden death

Types

There are two primary types of noisy breathing. The type is determined by where the breathing disruption is, and can often be identified by the sound the cat is making while breathing. The types of noisy breathing are:

  • Stridor: Noisy breathing with a high-pitched sound, which is usually caused by a blockage or issue in the larynx or windpipe
  • Stertor: Noisy breathing with a low-pitched sound that often occurs when inhaling, and is usually caused by an issue in the nose or throat

Causes of Noisy Breathing in Cats

A large number of conditions can cause noisy breathing in cats, ranging from congenital abnormalities to infections, foreign objects, and a variety of diseases and disorders. Stridor or stertor noisy breathing may help in identifying the types of issues causing the issue because they affect different parts of the nose, throat, and airways. Certain underlying causes can result in both types of noisy breathing, however. Common causes of noisy breathing in cats can include:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Asthma
  • Buildup of fluid in the chest or abdominal cavities
  • Lung disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Congenital heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid issues
  • Cancer
  • Dehydration
  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome, which occurs in flat-faced animals
  • Poisoning or toxicity
  • Pneumonia
  • Narrowed nostrils, nose, or throat
  • Lesions in the nose, throat, or respiratory passages
  • Larynx collapse
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Trauma injury or damage
  • Acromegaly
  • Side effects of anesthesia or sedation
  • Inflammation of the throat caused by vomiting or toxins
  • Shock
  • Fever
  • Strong emotional responses like anxiety or fear

Diagnosis of Noisy Breathing in Cats

With the large number of potential causes of noisy breathing, diagnosis of the underlying condition can require a variety of diagnostic methods. Much of the process will involve confirming or ruling out likely causes using a process of elimination. Be prepared to discuss your cat’s full medical history and describe any symptoms you have observed. Your veterinarian will conduct a full physical examination and collect samples of urine and blood for analysis. Your pet’s blood oxygen level will be measured using either blood gas analysis or pulse oximetry. If the noisy breathing is accompanied by difficulty breathing or if blood oxygen levels are low, oxygen therapy may be provided to stabilize the cat while other diagnostic measures are used to identify the underlying cause of the condition. 

With the animal stabilized, diagnostic analysis can begin. Urinalysis and common laboratory blood tests will be conducted on your pet’s samples. This will include blood and urine cultures, complete blood count, and biochemistry and electrolyte profiles. Your veterinarian will listen to the airways with a stethoscope to determine the location of the noise in the nose, throat, or windpipe. Diagnostic imaging, including x-rays or ultrasounds, may also be used to look at the respiratory system and sinuses for indications of a foreign object, tumor or growth, or other issues. A scope may also be used to examine the nose, throat, and airways. In some cases, fluid, mucus, or tissue samples may also be taken to aid in diagnosis.

Treatment of Noisy Breathing in Cats

The treatment for cats with noisy breathing will focus primarily on treating the underlying cause. For example, if a tumor is found to be the cause of the cat’s noisy breathing, surgical removal or other cancer therapies may be used. Noisy breathing, especially with an indeterminate cause, that does not impact the function on the respiratory system may not require any treatment. Some of the possible treatments for noisy breathing in cats include:

Oxygen Therapy 

Providing oxygen can aid in respiratory function and help maintain healthy blood oxygen levels. Oxygen may be provided using tubes, a mask, or an oxygen cage. This is a relatively low-risk therapy but is administered on an inpatient basis under supervision to monitor for potential issues. 

Fluid Therapy 

Intravenous (IV) fluids may be used to treat pets with noisy breathing, particularly if dehydration or mucus are factors. Administered fluids can help thin out mucus and make coughing more productive. This therapy is considered a low-risk treatment and is usually only provided on an inpatient basis. 

Antihistamines 

This category of drug is commonly used to treat allergies and allergic reactions. It can aid in breathing, even when allergies are not the only cause. Proper dosing is essential to reduce the risk of side effects. 

Steroids 

This category of drug is also commonly used for breathing difficulties, including asthma. Steroids carry a moderate risk of side effects and will generally not be prescribed to cats that have poor immune function. 

Antibiotics 

Respiratory and other bodily infections are often contributing factors in noisy breathing. Antibiotic medications help to remove the infection and aid the immune system in overcoming illness. Proper dosing is essential for reducing the risk of side effects. 

Surgical Intervention 

In the event a tumor, injury, or foreign object are obstructing an airway and causing noisy breathing, surgery may be necessary. Surgery carries a moderate risk of side effects. If surgical intervention is required, your cat will likely be hospitalized to reduce the risk of complications. 

Recovery of Noisy Breathing in Cats

Your pet’s prognosis will depend on the underlying cause of noisy breathing. If treatment is possible, the prognosis is higher. Some animals will be able to lead a normal life, even if noisy breathing is never cured. While your cat is recovering, avoid sudden dietary changes, environmental changes, and stressors. If dietary changes are recommended to aid in your cat’s recovery, make changes gradually to avoid increasing stress and anxiety. Ensure their living space is protected from cold, dampness, drafts, and dust to maintain good air quality. Monitor your pet for symptoms and seek veterinary assistance of they return or worsen. Be sure to follow all of your veterinarian’s instructions regarding care, medications, and follow-up appointments. 

 

Noisy Breathing Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Ginny
American Shorthair
2 Years
Fair condition
-1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

What is making my Cat sounds like a squeak toy everytime she sneezes, no other symptoms no eye goopys or nose discharge. She sneezes about 3 times then is ok gor a bit then sneezes more.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email Without examining Ginny, I can't really comment on why she is making that noise, or why she is sneezing. If it is a new behavior, it would be worth having her checked out by your veterinarian to make sure that she isn't developing any abnormal growths. I hope that everything goes well for her.

When I first got my kitten from pet smart they mentioned a respiratory infection. That was 7 or 8 years ago. She sometimes breathes wheezy and has over the years. Just wondering if this is a serious problem or if wheezy breathing is just to be expected because of her issues she had as a kitten

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Nala and nova
Orange and calico
7-12 weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing
Noisy sleeper
Sneezing

I recently just adopted to kittens that we found on the side of the road, the youngest one has reacebtly been sneezing every so often and very rarely wheezing and then my oldest one has very rarely been sneezing and making strange noise when sleeping out of nowhere

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for noisy breathing and wheezing but normally allergies, dust, cigarette smoke and infections are the most common causes; I would keep an eye on Nala and Nova but given their ages I would taken them into a Veterinarian for an examination and to get vaccinated as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat is wheezing when he purrs. Everything else in his life is fine. He still eats, drinks, plays, goes to bathroom fine. I took him to vet once, so far & they took chest X-ray. Ruled out asthma & pneumonia. Put him on a week of antibiotics but he still wheezes when he purrs. Suggestions?

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Clara
Tabby
Seven Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

raspy breathing

My cat has been breathing raspy for two days. Other than her breathing, I see no other changes in her behavior. She is seven yrs old and not fixed. She is not any special breed. She is just grey and brown striped tabby. My question is...Is there a chance the breathing issue will fix itself as she doesn't seem to be in any pain?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Noisy breathing may be caused by various different conditions including allergies, irritation (any new cleaning products recently?), laryngeal problems, foreign bodies, polyps etc… If Clara isn’t in distress, keep an eye on her but for a diagnosis you would need to visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Please take her to a vet!!!

I have rescued a kitten who was being used as a chew toy for dogs I've had her for about a week and noticed she is having problems breathing through her nose and sounds like she is wheezing. She also sleeps ....ALOT. I don't know how old she is but either at 6 weeks or slightly under is what I assume. Is there anything I can do for her?

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Tabitha
Tuxedo
Adult
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

Hi! My adult cat that I rescued wheezes as she sleeps and is at rest.. most of the time she is fine and if I pet her she will purr happily and loud and it will stop.. I took her to a vet a year ago and $800 later they said it was some minor inflammation and prescribed a steroid which idk if it helped or not..is there any homeopathic treatment for inflammation or allergies that I can give her? It gets concerning :-/

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Homeopathic medications have been proven to not work and products for sale in the United States have to declare that their products don’t work on the packaging; doesn’t stop people believing in them - however I won't go into this as I feel I will open a can of ‘Africanised Bees’ (which is more scary than a can of worms). The wheezing may be caused by many causes, but it is is occurring only at rest or when sleeping it may be just due to the position sleeping; if she is otherwise alright, I would just continue to keep an eye on her. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-148109/Proof-homeopathy-doesnt-work.html www.independent.co.uk/news/science/homeopathy-treatments-must-be-labelled-to-say-they-do-not-work-us-government-orders-a7429776.html

800.00 wow that vet took your wallet, what a shame

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Tiger
Male
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Cats breathing very rough. Just happened out of nowhere. When he takes a big breath it's like a deep growl. He's also been very slow and laying around a lot more than usual.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for noisy breathing or heavy breathing and lethargy which may be attributable to pain, obstruction, allergies, laryngeal disorders, infections among other issues. For this you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cali
Tuxedo
6 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Snore
Dry Cough

Cali started dry heaving about 3 days ago, but nothing comes up. She seemed fine I just figured she had a stubborn hairball. Now, she is making a hmmmm sound when breathing. She is eating, and drinking fine. She is also still playful. Suggustions?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Hairballs are a usual culprit of dry heaving in cats; but food allergies, infections and irritants can also cause similar symptoms. Try to give a hairball oil to see if it helps pass anything, but the breathing noise may be from discomfort or another cause; it is difficult to say specifically what could be causing the noise as the origin of the noise is important (upper vs lower respiratory tract). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nala
domestic short hair
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring

Medication Used

Lysine

I️ brought my cat to the vet about two weeks ago and she was diagnosed with herpes virus which I️ was told is like the cat flu. She’s stopped sneezing mostly but she still breathes pretty heavily from time to time. Not always though. It just sounds like light snoring. Should I️ be worried? I️ told the vet and he said it was just due to the herpes but I’m sort of worried!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some noisy breathing may occur for a while after an infection and usually isn’t anything to be concerned about unless Nala is struggling to breathe; I would keep an eye on her for now and make note if the breathing issues occur when she is sleeping in certain positions as it may just be the position of the neck. If this issue continues, you should return to your Veterinarian for another examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Milky
Mix
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Low weight
Low pitch Snoring sound
Weakness

My cat is 13 yrs and i notice a couple of months ago he looked sick. Vet gave urine and blood test. Said there was protein in urine and there was 5lb weight lost in 8 months since last vet Visit suggested ultra sound because Of Noisy breathing. Prescribed antibiotic and told vet because of cost wasn't going to Pursue further treatment, it's been a month since that last vist. I'm concerned beacuse he seems to have trouble breathing. He is still eating but he doesn't use litter box and hasn't for years. Unsure if he is suffering enough to Euthanise.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It can be difficult to decide when the time has come to euthanaise; but without further diagnostic tests and a better understanding of the underlying cause, treatment options are limited. Breathing is important and if Milky is struggling to breathe or is restricted in movement due to a lack of oxygen then you should be considering one last car ride together. You know Milky better than anyone and you will see that he is not his usual self or is in discomfort. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My kitten is about 16 weeks old, I noticed last night and tonight when she sleeps, I can hear her breathing and tiny whistle in her breathing once In a while. Is she okay???

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Astrid
Domestic longhair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

High pitched snoring

My cat makes this high pitch snoring sound that comes from her nose. It's not all the time but really only when she's lounging or sleeping. When she does it, she doesn't do it for all that long, but she will usually do it a couple times a day. It's probably not a big deal but I am just a concerned cat mom. She's been doing it since I adopted her about a month ago.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2335 Recommendations
It may be just the position that Astrid is sleeping in or may be attributable to narrow airways or laryngeal issues; if she isn’t in any respiratory distress, you should keep an eye out but if there seems to be other problems you should have your Veterinarian give her a check to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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oreo
Short haired domestic
12 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

panting and high pitched meowing

my cat is panting and is meowing like a kitten he is a year old now im really worried we found a tick on him but were not sure how long it was on him, mabey you could give me an idea about what happend and if its from blood loss?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A single tick isn’t going to engorge enough blood to cause a significant quantity of blood loss; the tick should be removed and you should start using a flea & tick spot on prevention medication. If you are living in an area prone to some tick borne diseases, you should discuss with your Veterinarian about possible tick borne diseases which Oreo may present with. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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September
Kitten
3 werks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Hello. I took my kitten to get spayed. The first vet thought she was 10 to 12 weeks a month ago but the vet that spayed said she was about 12 weeks. He a gave her 2nd distemper shot and rabies. Since surgery 3 days ago I notice kitty sounds congested. It's scary. Acting ok but you can here congestion. Last night seemed like trouble swallowing a minute or two

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2335 Recommendations
If September was intubated there may be some laryngeal irritation which occurs in cats as they have a very sensitive larynx which spasms and requires the use of an local anaesthetic spray to prevent spasming during intubation. I would give it a few days in case this is the cause; if September is having difficulty breathing I would suggest returning to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tommy
domestic short hair
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Congested nose difficult breathing

My cat has had a congested nose for two weeks now. We went to the vet a week ago where he got a shot now yesterday (week from last appt) we went and they gave him amoxicillin pills and a pill for inflammation for his nose. He has a little blood coming from nose possibly from dry boogers. He does need a tooth pulled out as well. There’s just so much going on for my little guy which is 10yrs and indoor cat who occasionally steps into Garden. I just want him to not suffer. What can I do to help him improve faster. I’ve damp wet warm towel to remove the boogers, had him in restroom to let him breath the moist air from hot shower, spray salin spray for allergies (recommend by vet).He’s schedule another vet visit next week for tooth removal but his breathing is so harsh. He still eats and drinks but his poor nose is making life hard for him. I just don’t know what else I can do to make it easier for him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Is the tooth causing problems with his nose; maxillary dental issues may communicate with the nasal cavity causing multiple problems. Apart from giving antibiotics and allowing Tommy to breath the humid warm air from the shower, there are few other options without knowing the exact underlying cause. If there are signs of infection, culture and sensitivity may be useful to help determine the best antibiotic for treatment; I would see how he is after the tooth removal and to decide on a course of action after then. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucy
American Shorthair
12
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My 12 yr old cat started having a funny purring sound when she is given attention,but if you pet her too long she starts to breath through her mouth . Then she will jump off your lap and let out a raspy sound like something in her throat is bothering her. She went to the vet and they listened to her purring sounds and they said it's hard to tell where the accompanied sound is coming from. My cat just got done taking a ten day course of Orbax. She is still the same.The vet suggested steroids or take her to a throat nose and ear specialist.She also was sedated a couple of months ago by the same vet for dental cleaning and one extraction. If the intubation affected her throat or larynx in any way wouldn't I have noticed symptoms immediately after the dental procedure?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cats have a very sensitive throat, so sensitive that we need to spray the throat before intubating to prevent spasms from occurring and you would most likely have seen symptoms before now if that was the cause. But laryngeal paralysis, enlarged thyroid gland, tumours among other issues may cause a change in purring; I would have an examination performed to look at the larynx and see if there is any anomalies. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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milo
domestic taby
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

she makes a sounds

Hi, i was playing with my 4 and a half months male kitten and suddenly I heard her bones cracking. And now every time she jumps off the bed she make a tiny sound. What could this mean?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible injuries which Milo may have suffered from here, but without examining him I cannot say where he may be injured. You should give him plenty of rest for a few days but if you don’t see any improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination, also if you haven’t vaccinated him you should start. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cheeto
domestic short hair
6 mon.
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Breathing

Medication Used

none

Hi! My little baby (around 6 months) Cheeto is having what sounds like congested breathing and nothing else.
There's no discharge from his nose or his eyes.

It is not constant. Just every now and then I hear him. Even last night while playing (running up and down the hall chasing the red dot) I heard nothing but I hear him right now and he's just laying down.

It's not labored, he's not wheezing, there's no coughing or sneezing, no discharge, no panting, no change in diet or routine, etc.

I don't know if I should be concerned

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2335 Recommendations
If the breathing noises occur whilst at rest, it may be just due to the position of the head or similar issue which is nothing to worry about; if Cheeto is otherwise in good spirits I would keep an eye out for exercise intolerance or other symptoms which would indicate respiratory distress. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gordon
domestic short hair
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing Loud Breathing
Wheezing

I adopted a three month old kitten a few days ago and have noticed his breathing sounds a bit wheezy after we play. Is he just out of breath from the exercise? And I being a worried new mom?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Gordon may just be out of breath, if he isn’t showing any other symptoms otherwise you should keep a close eye on him; you should visit your Veterinarian if the issue gets worse or doesn’t improve. Increased breathing, airway narrowing, laryngeal disorders among other disorders may cause a wheezing noise. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Patch
Tom cat
3 Months
Fair condition
-1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty
Breathing Difficulty, breathlessnes
Noisy Breathing

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

My kitten patchy breathes loudly and becomes breathless after intense running and playing. He even coughs and sneezes occasionally. I gave him amoxicillin for 4days.still the condition is the same. He is very active though. Should I be concerned

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Amoxicillin should not really be used for less than seven days, was it prescribed by your Veterinarian or you just had some laying around? The misuse of antibiotics is causing a public health crisis with antibiotic resistance. There are numerous causes for breathing difficulty and if you have concerns you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willow
Russian Blue
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat is heaving breathing, which is on and off and occasionally clearing her throat (or what sounds like clearing her throat.) Last night she slept at the end of my bed and I woke to her breathing- which to me sounded 'raspy' this then passed and she went back to normal breathing throughout the night. Her breathing seems fine but occasionally it is load and raspy. Her appetite is fine, although not eating quite as much as normal but she is still eating. She is still active but also has a periods where she just sleeps but I'd say she is not as active as she normal. She has slight mucus in her eyes. However, she drinking water and passing urine okay. but doesn't seem to be passing stools as much as she normally does but has been.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various reasons for breathing changes which may include infections, allergies, other irritation, sleeping position among other issues; not sure if the defecation changes are related but would be considered during a physical examination. It is possible that Willow has some mucus in her respiratory tract which may cause some changes whilst breathing; also certain conditions like enlarged thyroid may also cause changes in breathing and activity. A thorough examination would be useful and possibly a blood test if the thyroid is found to be enlarged. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tequila
TORTOISE shell
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat is 1 years old. She has been outside but her breathing sounds like it's clacking or sticky kinda noise. She's purring a lot. Her fur is all puffed up. Not interested in water or food.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for breathing difficulties which may be due to a few different conditions including infections, allergies, irritation among other causes; any breathing difficulties should be checked by your Veterinarian. In the meantime make sure that Tequila is drinking, you may need to syringe a little water into her mouth to encourage drinking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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bessa
Not sure
dont know
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Noisy Breathing
Sleepy

hello
where i'm living there is no animal clinic (Hail-Saudi Arabia).
i have a male cat he breath noisily and sleeping alot almost eat nothing)i found him in my door step can anyone suggest anything that i can get from a normal medical store and how i gave him. Please

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The problem with the symptoms you are describing is that there are many possible causes for the symptoms including infection, allergies, foreign objects among other causes; in Ha’il I have found two Veterinary Pharmacies which may have a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician present, without examining Bessa I cannot give you any specific advice. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
tabby
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain When Lifted
Wheezing
Normal eating habits
Laying down a lot

My cat wheezes on and off and it’s not that noisy, but whenever i pick her up, she meows as if she’s in pain. Is there anything that i can look for so she doesn’t get any worse before we get money to get to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of wheezing in cats which may include pain, airway obstruction, infection, foreign objects, asthma, allergies among other causes; keep an eye on Bella and ensure that she is drinking, eating and doing her business. I would get your Veterinarian to check her over so you at least know the cause and then treat accordingly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mittens
Calico
1 Year
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring noise
Grunting noise

My cat makes a grunting noise when I sometimes pick her up or go up close and kiss her face and sounds like she is sniring sometimes when she is asleep she still eats and drinks and is as active as she normally is but is the grunting noise and the snoring like sound normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Grunting when picking her up may indicate pain or discomfort from the action of holding her; if she is otherwise eating, drinking, urinating and defecating the cause may be minor. Some airway disorders or narrowing may cause snoring or other noises which would need to be examined by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cloud
American Shorthair
7 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

stuffy
snorting

Kitten is about 7 months old. He makes snorting noises/ sounds like he has a stuffy nose. It only seems to happen when he begins to wash himself and shortly after. He has to take breaks while washing himself and takes several breaths. He still eats well and drinks as usual. He's still playful but doesn't seem to sleep for very long. He doesn't have any nasal discharge and his eyes aren't watery or irritated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Cloud has a foreign object or polyp in the nasal cavity or something else going on there, other issues may be with laryngeal disorders but without an examination I cannot give you any specifics. Keep an eye on Cloud and if she isn’t in any distress, I wouldn’t worry about it but bring it up with your Veterinarian at your next visit. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Castiel
tabby
Four Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Wheezing

My four year old cat was just making a hoarse wheezing noise moments ago and I thought he was going to puke or cough up a hair ball but he didn't. He's wheezed like that before two other times one of the times he puked and another he didn't. The wheezing usually only lasts a couple of mins and he seems to stop after I pet him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for wheezing which may include foreign objects (including hairballs), infections, laryngeal disorders among other issues; if Castiel is otherwise alright, I would keep a close eye on him and give him a hairball remedy just to help anything along that may be there. If there is no improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian for a general examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Atticus Finch
domestic short hair
13 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring

Medication Used

Felimazole

My 13yr old cat has recently started snoring while he is wide awake no heavy breathing or anything just snoring. He will also sometimes have a raspy cry.
He has hyperthyroidism but it's well managed with medication.
Should I be concerned?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for a cat to snore (whether awake or sleeping) which include infections, thyroid issues (and enlarged thyroid may press of the respiratory tract), foreign objects, soft palate disorders among other causes; I would keep an eye out for other symptoms but would ideally bring it up with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boo
DSG
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Intermittent noise with breathing

Medication Used

Oral lysine, 1000 mg with a meal

Monday, I adopted a kitten, with full knowledge that he had some type of breathing issue. The adopting agency did not believe it was serious and it does not appear to have affected his growth. He was seen by their vet several times before I got him. He was prescribed various antibiotics ( don't know which ones). Xrays showed nothing abnormal.

I've been watching him this week before I take him to my own vet and see what he thinks. Boo's breathing is often very quiet without any noticeable sound, but even when it sounds normal, it looks to me as if he's making a bit more effort to breathe than is normal, even when sleeping - I see more abdominal movement than I do with other cats. But he is extremely lean, he's built like an Oriental, very long and slender. Maybe that's made abdominal movements more obvious?

He seems to eat well most of the time, though today he skipped breakfast. Not very usual for a kitten, but he's not the keenest eater. He sleeps much more than I expect of kittens in this age bracket. He can be quite playful but he's not nearly as active as other kittens I've had this age.

When there is noise, the sound is variable. It does not appear to be exercise related, it can start when he's asleep. Often starts when he wakes up, but it's by no means constant. Sometimes he sounds just like a tiny piglet grunting, slightly squeaky. Other times, he sounds as if he's very congested; that sticky, mucousy sound you get with a nasty cold. There is no discharge from nose or eyes, they're nice and clear. He's jet black which makes it hard to see if he's actually parting his lips to mouth breathe at any time. But I don't see any panting with a very open mouth. None of the blood work or urinalysis done by the rescue's vet showed anything useful.

He was rescued from outdoors, along with four siblings, no mother in sight. They were only a couple week's old and were all desperately sick - one died. It was thought that they had Panleukapenia, but the diagnosis wasn't 100% confirmed. The foster carer put in heroic efforts with these kittens and 3 of them recovered very well but this one appears to have got the worst of whatever it was. I've taken him because I've had a load of experience and more than a few sick cats over the years. He's a sweet, friendly, affectionate little guy. He's getting along exceptionally well with my other cat, a 3 yr old.

I don't have a ton of money to spend on diagnostics. I always get regular vet checks, annual bloodwork and so on and I always save money towards vet care, but investigations into this kind of thing, which doesn't appear to be anything very obvious, can easily run into significant costs that would be difficult, if not impossible, to manage. I'd appreciate any ideas you may have about what might be going on with this guy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different types of issues which may be affecting Boo but it seems like the usual suspects like infections have been treated for to be on the safe side; an x-ray is valuable as it would have shown if there were any anomalies of the lower respiratory tract or not. Laryngeal disorders or narrow upper airways may cause some breathing sounds which may vary due to head position etc… Sometimes these cases are simple and sometimes even with the best testing can be unrewarding to determine the cause. I cannot shed any light on this without examining him first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Candes
Not sure
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My cat is breathing so heavy it almost sounds like she has something cracked inside. What could be wrong? Do you know of any free clinics in Boston MA that I can take her to so she can get seen. I am really worried and have no money to have her be seen.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is a free clinic in Allston which is open three hours per day and is a first come first served clinic which asks for a $20 donation per visit. http://merwinclinic.org/home There are various causes of breathing difficulties which may be due to a variety of causes which may include infections, foreign objects, laryngeal disorders among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Madeline
Maine Coon
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

Medication Used

Steroid

My cat is wheezing and coughing. It has gotten worse over the last few days. The vet said she has an upper respiratory infection, but I know it’s more than that.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Madeline's breathing has gotten worse, she may need to be on medications for any infection, irritation, or allergy that she might be having. She may have started with an upper respiratory infection but it may be developing into a more serious problem. Since she seems to be showing more signs, it would be best to have her rechecked by your veterinarian, as I cannot see her or comment on her breathing or lung sounds. Your veterinarian will be able to assess her and recommend any further treatments that she might need. I hope that she is okay.

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Charlie
American Shorthair
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing
congested breathing
Sneezing

Hello. I adopted a 3 month kitten from the shelter about 3 weeks ago and noticed that he sounds congested when he breathes. He also sneezes at times and it sounds like there is some type of mucus. I took him to the vet a few days before I noticed the symptoms and the vet said he looks like a healthy kitten. I'm not sure if he could just have a cold or it could be something else. I'm very worried and would like to have an idea of what this could be.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may just be due to changes in the weather, a small infection, allergies (anything new in the house?), among other causes; for now keep an eye on Charlie but return to your Veterinarian if there is no improvement or you notice any respiratory difficulty. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peppermint
Siamese / mix (I think he's a Balinese instead)
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Little water consumption
Chest moving when breathing
Noisy Breathing

My kitten, Peppermint, is 4 months old and we just adopted him on Thursday last week. He started making an odd breathing noise when I pet him. At first I thought it was just a purchase, but now he does it if he is just sleeping or laying in my lap. He only makes the wierd snoring noise when people are getting or holing him. I don't know if he just purrs a lot, snores even when he's awake, or another more threatening conclusion. He also has only been drinking a little bit of water, but that might not be contributing.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous reasons for a difference in breathing sounds which may be due to environment (it is a new environment), allergies, infections, foreign objects, airway disorders (laryngeal paralysis among others) as well as other causes. I would keep an eye on Peppermint for the time being but if you notice any respiratory distress or nasal discharge you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
mixed
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

I think my cat has asthma.
She hunches down as if she about to throw a hair ball or throw up but doesn’t.
It’s like heavy coughing .
When she sleeps she breaths heavy. I can hear her breathing clearly .

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Luna is showing these symptoms you should have her checked over by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side, especially if she is struggling to breathe; hairballs are not uncommon and may not always come up, giving a hairball remedy may help with this. However, you should have your Veterinarian check her over to be on the safe side since I cannot tell what the underlying cause is without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baxter
Maine Coon
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

Ok at my wits end for sure. I have a 6mnth old male mainecoon named Baxter. Baxter wheezes early morning hours between 330-430am. He nudges me with his nose to wake me up he lays on me for a while then he will move to the end of the bed and quiets down. He does this with is mouth open like he is also snoring especially when he is lying on his back. He has been to two different vets, xrays are fine and clear, heart is fine, no chest congestion. Had head congestion but that has been taken care of. Had a scope of his throat today thinking they would find a polyp nothing. Has anyone else cat every done this? Next step is taking him to Tufts to see an internist. He was checked for asthma, he was cleared

Mind you this cat is off the walls all day, runs, jumps, eats, drinks, growing perfect, weight is good. He is never out of breathe does not struggle to breath, any insight would be fantastic!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems like the two previous Veterinarians covered a lot of ground diagnostically and we can see that Baxter is otherwise healthy as he is running around on all cylinders throughout the day. The wheezing at the same time each day is strange as it is only that time, do you have any automatic sprays or misters which go off around that time? That is the only thing I can think of due to the timing; other issues may be sleeping position but we wouldn’t expect to see this behaviour nightly. Visiting an Internist would be valuable, but nothing still my not show unless they ‘catch the problem in the act’. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gobo
Black and White short hair
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring,
Breathing Difficulty
Snoring
Wheezing

My cat has infrequent noisy breathing. His nose sqeeks and he recently started snoring. It sounds a lot like I do in the summer when my allergies get bad. We've seen a local vet who mentioned feline asthmabut didn't seem concerned. I researched a little and my cat doesn't display half those symptoms. He does not cough or have attacks of any kind. It really seems more like a stuffy nose. I'm just concerned and looking for another opinion. I've been thinking maybe a humidifier and a air filter might be a good idea.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question about Gobo. Possible causes for what you describe could be allergies, upper respiratory inflammation, or a nasal polyp. Humidifying his environment may help, and that isn't a bad idea at all! If he continues to have these signs, he should be checked again by your veterinarian to see if he might benefit from some anti-histamines. I hope that he does well!

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Midnight
domestic short hair
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing
Snoring
Noisy Breathing

Is my kitten Ok? She squeaks when she sleeps. Sometimes she kinda sounds like a pig. For a few months after we got her she would on occasion have wheezing fits no longer than a minute. I haven't seen that happen recently though. We took her to the vet and the didn't seem to be alarmed. I just wanted a second opinion.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. many things can cause this type of breathing, including infection, allergies, polyps, developmental abnormalities, or normal anatomy. Without examining Midnight, I can't comment on whether she has a problem, but if you are concerned, it might be worth a second opinion. Sometimes it helps to video the episodes on your phone so that your veterinarian can see what is happening outside of the exam room. I hope that she is okay!

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Star
Domestic long hair
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Screeching

My 3yr old female cat, domestic long hair. Is making a short screech noise while trying to vomit. Only white foam comes out of her mouth when she is able to throw up. She was sneezing earlier in the day. No other symptoms. Please help with a solution

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining her and being able to figure out why she is voimting, or how often, or how long it has been going on, I cannot comment on a solution for her, unfortunately. She should probably see her veterinarian to make sure that she is okay - they will be able to examine her, decide if she needs any treatment after talking with you, and make her feel better! I hope that everything goes well with her.

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Mini
Imnotsure
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezin
Wheezing
Mucus is coming out of his nose

My cat us 5 years old and it just started happening that he started sneezing and mucus started to come out if his nose but now when he sleeps or when he is just doing something he starts to breath noisy like when people have a cold but then they breath it back into there system is that normal or should I consider to take him to the vet to get a check up?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any mucus should be checked out; mucus may be caused by allergies, infections, parasites, chemical irritants, dental disorders among other causes. You could try giving some cetirizine at 5mg per day to see if the cause is due to allergies and allowing Mini to stay in the bathroom to breathe in the humid air when you have a shower which may help loosen stuff up. You should however visit your Veterinarian for an examination if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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CoCo
Domestic SH
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sporadic breathing episodes
Wheezing
Noisy Breathing
Wet Cough

My 9 year old tabby occasionally has wheezing breathing. Sounds like just before she will cough or pass a "hair ball". It's not all the time but it sounds wet when she breathes for a moment or so afterwards then it passes. No mucus, no labored breathing, no signs of a cold or an obstruction. I even listened to her chest and the crackling isn't audible any other time than when it happens. It just goes away. But this hasn't always happened... it's relatively new. I'm just not sure what I am looking at here...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Coco I cannot say what the cause of the breathing noises are as I cannot auscultate or narrow into a cause, but you should visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible as any breathing difficulty should be seen to determine a cause so that treatment may be given. Infections, foreign objects, tumours, heart disease among other causes may lead to these symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kinala
tabby
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Cogested sounding

Today my cats purring just started sounding like she's sick and congested. It's extremely worrisome because it sounds that way while breathing in mostly. She is a cat I got off the street 2 years ago as a kitten and has yet to be to the vet ever. I figured she had a upper respiratory infection but until today the only health issue I noticed was her left eyes always over flowing. What do you think is wrong and the best course of action?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Kinala examined by your veterinarian. She may have an infection that needs to be treated, or may have another cause for the congestion. Either way, a veterinarian will be able to examine her and figure out the best course of action. There are vaccinations that can help with some of these upper respiratory infections, and she may benefit from those as well.

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Zoey
Long haired calico
16
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

periodic Seizures
Loud constant purring like sound
Wheezing

My cat is 16 years old... We have stopped taking her for her regular check-ups because it is too stressful for her. However, she has been experiencing seizures over the last year and an almost constant loud deep purring sound when she breathes! She still plays (but has slowed down a lot within this month) she eats great...and even begs for food! (Although she seems to have lost weight and is rather boney (like arthritis...) Another symptom that seems to be increasing is a wheezing of sorts that happens when she is picked up...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, I am unable to comment on what might be happening with Zoey without examining her. At 16 years old, there are many possible things that could need attention - her breathing, seizures, weight loss and possible arthritis are all reasons that she should probably see her veterinarian for an exam. I know that cats don't typically enjoy going in the car and into the veterinarian, but you might be able to call them before you come and make sure that she is seen quickly, or avoid any other animals, and make the visit less stressful for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Scootch
Tux
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Stuffy nose and n
Stuffy nose and

My cat Scootch is about 9 yrs old. He has had URIs on and off since he was a kitten and we adopted him. Most recently he has been to our vet and had X-rays and blood work. He was given antibiotics on two different occasions. He still sounds stuffed up in his nose when he breathes and sometimes has some clear nasal discharge. I give him lysine treats, but nothing seems to be helping get rid of the stuffiness. He eats and drinks normally and plays, but I feel so bad hearing him breathe like that, I cannot afford another $500 vet visit so soon after the last one.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Scootch, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on, but some cats have abnormalities with their nasal passages that predispose them to problems. Since he has been to see your veterinarian recently, it would be worth a phone call to let them know that he is still very congested, and see if they have any suggestions, as they examined him and know more what his particular situation is. I hope that he is okay.

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Mimi
Egyptian Mau
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My cat keeps on making those weird sneezing noises. And she just like shake her head when she does it. And I'm worried. Is she sick or something? Or is that normal? Plus she keeps on sleeping and rarely ever moves unless she smells food. She's always sleeping. And i mean like, always. She rarely plays. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Mimi, I can't diagnose what might be wrong with her, but kittens commonly suffer from the effects of infectious disease, viral diseases, and parasites. It would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine her, determine what might be wrong, and get her started on medications so that she feels better. I hope that she does well!

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Tabie
stray
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

cold paws
Loud Breathing
pale gum
Heavy Breathing
Bloated stomach

Hi,

I just saw my kitten breathing heavily with loud noises. She's taking prednisolone, but I think it's causing her to have a hard time breathing. Her stomach is also bloated. We can't find any 24/7 clinics in our area and I'm getting really worried.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Tabie or knowing more about her medical history, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on with her, but it does seem that she needs to be seen. If you call your regular clinic, they should have a referral number for after hours care that you can call or go to. I hope that she is okay.

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Sonny
Tuxedo cat
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Squeaking
Snoring sounds even when awake

I've noticed this getting worse but not when his head is extended out or upwards, and even then it's not always. But when it's there, it's obvious, loud, however he doesn't seem bothered by it. The most I've seen is his tongue sticking out a little between his teeth but he doesn't breathe with his mouth open of pant. The most is squeaky breathing, and snore-like noises.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If he is having problems moving air into his body, and you are noticing it is getting worse, he should be seen by your veterinarian. Not being able to get enough air is a very uncomfortable thing, for a cat or a human, and that posture of sticking his head up means he is trying harder to breathe. He may have an infection, or a polyp that needs to be removed - without examining him, I can't diagnose what might be going on, but your veterinarian will be able to assess him and make sure that he is okay.

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Boots
Domestic long hair
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

my cat sounds like he is wheezing when he breathes he doesn’t have any nasal discharge coughing or sneezing and is eating drinking and acting normally. For the last two weeks I hear him making wheezing noises when he breathes

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Boots may have mild asthma, or a polyp, or congestion in his upper airways, among other conditions. Without examining him, I can't say for sure, but it would be a good idea to have him seen by your veterinarian and examined, so that they can listen to his heart and lungs and assess whether he needs any testing or treatment to prevent his signs from worsening. I hope that everything goes well for Boots!

I am in this situation right now. I am $700 hundred dollars in with vet visits, tests, and a surgial consultation. They think it is a polyp. But they are not sure. Low end $1200 to do the procedure to see and if there is a polyp and pluck it out if so. It is hard when you can not afford it to have a procedure done without certainty that there will be a polyp. If I do a CT scan the procedure will be $2700. I am stressed out.

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Poppy
Tortie
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing

Hi. I have a 4 month old kitten who is very lively and great in all other areas apart from when she's asleep i can hear a noise coming from her breathing, it's almost like a squeeky snore, ive only ever noticed it when she's asleep and never when she's awake.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes due to the position or angle that an animal may sleep in, it may cause them to make a noise whilst sleeping; also some issues with the soft palate, larynx among other disorders may also cause a noise whilst sleeping. If there are no signs of distress or discomfort just keep an eye out, but an examination by your Veterinarian would be best to determine if there are any issues to be aware of. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baxter
Maine Coon
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

seems to wheeze when this happens
only happens in the early morning
mouth open when purrin

I have a 4.5 mnth old mainecoon male cat who's purring at night only and i mean in the early a.m. hours gets very loud, and he does it with his mouth open. he had a respiratory infection that was treated successfully but this bothers me and the vet is just not helping

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It may be difficult for your veterinarian to appreciate how loud Baxter is purring, and whether is is a problem, since it happens at night. A video might help to determine if what he is doing is a problem, or normal for him. He may have had some damage to his upper respiratory tract from the infection, or he may have a poylp. It would be best to consult your veterinarian, or get a second opinion, and have the video so that they can see the actual breathing/purring that is happening and decide the best next step. I hope that everything goes well.

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Zelda
Ragdoll
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing

My cat Zelda has a lump kinda thing on her neck. And when she breaths there is a sound like she’s having cold or something. Unfortunately we don’t have a vet where I live. Can you please help me with some advice.

Thanks 😊

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Kittens are prone to infections, upper respiratory tract disease, parasites, and infectious disease. Without seeing her, I can't comment on what the lump might be, or if her breathing is a problem. She should see a veterinarian to be examined and make sure that she is okay, as well as get any preventive care that she may need. If you need to travel a ways to find veterinary care, it will be good to know where to go in case of emergency.

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Petey
Grey and white cat
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fast Breathing

My kitten has been breathing faster than normal. It’s a little noisy but you can only tell if you’re close. He has been eating, drinking, etc all normally. Thoughts?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Petey, I'm not sure that I can comment on whether his breathing is normal or abnormal, but kittens are susceptible to upper respiratory infections that may be causing him to breathe faster and be a little congested. If he continues to breathe this way, it would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian to make sure that he is okay and doesn't need any treatment. I hope that he does well!

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Nala
Orange tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

bad breath
Wheezing
Sneezing

Nala has been having noisy breathing for the last two years. It almost sounds like she is wheezing. You cannot hear it when she is purring but otherwise you can hear it. The wheezing occurs when she is at rest and after exertion. She has been to the vet many times and the vets are stumped. Her blood work is perfect, she has good airway sounds, she's got great energy levels, eats like a horse, and she's not obese. I'm curious if dental issues could cause this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is possible that periodontal disease might cause her to have noisy breathing if the roots of her teeth are affected. She may also have a polyp of some type. If x-rays haven't been taken of her lungs and nasal cavities, that might be a good idea and shed some light on the reason for her noisy breathing. I hope that everything goes well for her!

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Rowdy
tabby
22 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

My orange tabby cat is close to 2 years old. He loves to play fetch but a couple months ago he started wheezing after coming back around the 3rd time. He weighs 19 pounds so I’m not sure if that’s a reason but he don’t even eat a lot. That is the only time he does it tho. He does have a history of eye infections but I’m just wondering if it is any cause for concern?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Rowdy, I'm not sure if the wheezing that you are noticing is due to his weight, or if he has underlying respiratory issues. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, as they can assess his general health and make sure that he doesn't have any lung problems that need to be addressed. They can also assess his weight and see if there is a diet that can help him lose weight. I hope that all goes well with Leo!

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Ginger
Ginger and White tabby possibly
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Poor Bladder Control
Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat keeps peeing on walls, floors and on the fridge. She will wonder round, wail and meow and then do it. She refuses to use the box now and will occasionally pee in the bathtub drain hole instead. She also meows really loudly when defecating. Is this something to worry about? Can the urinating all over the house be stopped? I'm cleaning up four times a day at least from it.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Ginger may have a urinary tract infection, or crystals in her urine, or another medical problem that needs treatment. Urinary tract infections can be quite painful, and will cause cats to stop using the litter box becuase they start to associate it with pain. Your veterinarian can examine her, check a urine sample, and see what is wrong. Depending on what they find, different medications may be necessary. I hope that she is okay.

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Rocco
Orange tabby
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulties
Wheezing
Slurping

I just got a new cat 1 yr old orange tabby one ear clipped so I'm assuming it's a tnr cat, and he makes alot of weird noises all the time. First off he makes slurping sounds all the time, even when he's just laying around. Second, his breathing sounds labored, I can see him breathe heavily and when he's trying to get out of my arms I can clearly hear he's out of breath just by doing the simplest tasks like jumping around. What could be the problem? He's of average size, the only thing that suprised me was the amount of black stuff in his ears when I brought him home.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any breathing difficulty should be seen by a Veterinarian as there may be a respiratory issues, anaemia, heart condition, narrow airways, infections among other causes; without examining Rocco I cannot say what the specific cause is. Any difficulty breathing should be considered an emergency. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Margo Rose
Medium hair
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

congested breathing
NO snoring
Loud Breathing
Heavy Breathing

My 4 month old kitty, whom I recently adopted about 3 weeks ago, breathes somewhat heavily. I notice it's particularly noisy when she's lying down, relaxed. I also notice that it is not as loud when she lays her head down. When I hold her, it seems as though sometimes she'll take deep breaths as well. She's been to the vet (had a little urinary blockage after being spayed) and they didn't say anything after examining her. She does NOT breathe with her mouth open; I wouldn't call her "lethargic" - she's very playful and feisty, mostly at night and in the morning; she does like to bite a lot but not really aggressive biting (more playful). She does purr, but hardly meows, although, She does make a little fluttery sound occasionally. I'm just a little concerned about her. Thanks for the help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining her, I can't say what might be happening with Margo Rose, but if she is breathing loudly or heavily, it would be best to have her rechecked with your veterinarian. They may want to take x-rays to make sure that her lungs are clear, although she sounds like she is normal otherwise. I hope that she is okay!

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Aries
American Shorthair
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing

My kitten was bathed last night and got water and flea solution on her head and soon after she started to breath really noisyly. It sounds like a gargling sound.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Since I can't examine Aries and make sure that she is okay, if she is still breathing with a gargled noise, it would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian, as they can assess her lungs and cardiovascular system. If she got flea solution in her nose, that might be very irrritating to her nasal passages. I hope that she is okay.

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Lion King
Unknown
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Noises while cleaning himself

My cat is pretty old, and he has started make weird noises when he cleans himself. They sound almost like snoring or gargling. He has been doing this for about a year now. Is this anything I should be worried about? I'm not sure if this is helpful at all, but he was a runt and developed very slowly, and within the past couple of years he's aged very fast, he acts like a 10 year old cat.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It isn't uncommon for cats to develop upper respiratory diseases that benefit from treatment - he may have a bacterial or viral infection, or he may have a polyp or tumor in his nasal passages. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can see him, assess his breathing, and recommend any necessary testing or treatments for him to be more comfortable breathing. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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Milo
Siamese
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing

So to tonight I was just laying in bed and my cat has done this before but it sounded much worst tonight. He would just walk around and cough and let out a big breath and I would listen to him breathing in and it would sound incredibly raspy and I stuck my fingers down his throat to see if there was anything down there cause he’s a very adventurous cat but he’s laying with me now and I keep lightly pushing on his chest and he keeps making the same raspy voice when he takes a breath in or out

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Kittens are susceptible to infection, parasites, allergies, and asthma. It would be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can look at him, determine what might be going on with him, and recommend any possible testing or treatments that he might need to make sure that his heart and lung function are normal.

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Romeo
tabby
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing

My cat sometimes makes a raspy like sound while breathing, almost like he's congested. It's like an exhalation with a sight noise but his mouth is closed. He is overweight. His brother and him also snore sometimes. They are both overweight. It may be once every couple of hours of resting. Please help. My email is [email protected]

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of noisy breathing in cats and being overweight isn’t going to help either; sometimes sleeping position can cause noises if the airway is partially obstructed or occluded. You should keep monitoring Romeo, place him on a diet and visit your Veterinarian for a checkup to rule out other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lena
domestic short hair
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Snuffly

My cat has developed a wet sounding purr. She is currently being treated for food allergies I was wondering if it could be linked. She seems to be breathing a little quicker then normal however is happy, eating normally, playing normally and going to the bathroom normally and has no temperature Or could it be more sinister?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any changes in breathing should be treated seriously and monitored; it is possible that there may be a change due to irritation from allergies, but if Lena isn’t in any distress you should keep a close eye on her, look for improvements and bring it up with your Veterinarian at your next appointment. If Lena is struggling to breathe, you should visit a Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thankyou you have put my mind at ease

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Samara
American Short Hair
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing, loss of appetite

Medication Used

Metacam

Xray and blood tests done and the symptoms are getting worse. The vet still is not sure what she has. She sleeps a lot and has lost her apetite. The vet still only is guessing she may have an infection.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many possible causes for sleeping a lot, wheezing and having a loss of appetite; without examining Samara I cannot really say what the cause of these symptoms are, you should get a copy of the x-ray and visit another Veterinarian for an examination and second opinion. Infections, parasites, allergies, chemical irritation, poisoning, airway obstruction among many other causes may lead to similar symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 12 year old cat was lying on my bed outside of my line of sight. He was sleeping, and then somewhere down the line started making loud snoring sounds. But I just assumed he was fine. He had never done that before though. About 10 mins later, he stretched out onto his back, also a normal thing after he took a nap. I got alarmed as he kicked his front legs up in the air. I turned him over only to see him give out two staggered breaths, and then he was gone. The vet I talked to today thinks it was a blood clot in his lungs. But I am not sure. It was just so sudden. He had a seizure about a month ago, and he's been on a depo steroid shot for years.

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Ivy
Tuxedo
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Breaths loudly

My cat is 10 yrs old and she breaths loudly when sleeping and at rest (not all the time but most of the time) she’s eats fine and uses her litter normal. She is overweight (18+lbs) she’s also in inside cat, never outside. She do have a brother, Iggy, and they came from the same litter.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for heavy breathing in cats which may include being overweight (this is an important one), head position (may slight occlude the airway causing noise), tumours, narrowing of airways, infections among other causes. I would make a note of the position of sleep/rest and see if there is a correlation, also try to get Ivy to lose some weight as this may be a major factor. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baldr
Siamese
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing
Wheezing
Coughing

My kitten occasionally does a cough/wheeze. This has been going on for a few days and now this morning while laying down he started making a strange noise while inhaling. He doesn’t act any differently than before and does not seem lethargic. How big of an issue is this and how concerned should I be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any changes to breathing should be treated as being potentially serious, however without examining Baldr I cannot say how concerned you should be. There are various causes for noisy breathing including infections, parasite, foreign objects, narrow airways, sleeping position among other causes; if Baldr isn’t having any difficulty breathing you should monitor him for the time being but you should check in with your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oliver and Hinata
Russian Blue
7 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Clouding
Eye Discharge
Breathing Difficulties
Wheezing

I have three cats total. One of them Oliver had been diagnosed with bronchitis and we have given him antibiotics twice after being prescribed by a vet. He still has a wheeze in his breathing however. Our newer smaller cat Hinata is also now showing the same symptoms and has also gotten treated the same (antibiotics twice) by our vet. Both the cats had gotten better, but are having the same wheezing/breathing issue again. How can I help my babies feel better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without listening to Oliver and Hinata’s chest and doing a physical examination it is difficult to give any specific advice; if there are still symptoms after all this time you should think about discussing tests with your Veterinarian like culture and sensitivity to see if there is a more suitable antibiotic for treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Clark
American Shorthair
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Difficulty breathing when on back
High-pitched inhaling
Snorting when cleaning self

My kitten is about 8 months old and had an upper respiratory infection at 4 weeks when I first adopted him. He was cleared of the infection with anti-biotics, but not his breathing seems laboured or obstructed. It doesn't even happen all the time, but more often than not and only a few minutes of normal breathing. He's not sick, it seems, or, rather, doesn't have any discharge or sneezing or anything. He's very active and alert and loves attention still - no signs of being in pain. His appetite is very good, as well, and he drinks water just fine. He also uses the litter box consistently.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for noisy breathing which may include laryngeal disorders, narrow airways, long palate, foreign objects among other causes; if Clark isn’t in any distress you should keep an eye on him and bring it up with your Veterinarian at his next checkup, without examining him I cannot say the specific cause but breathing may change in certain positions like on the back. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boboy
I dont
1 Month
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty

What happen with my kitten ? He is one month old and hardly drink from his mom. He become less active and he's like having asthma. His brother dead from the same symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are prone to infectious disease, parasites, and congenital problems. Without seeing Boboy, I can't comment on what might be going on with him, but it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian to see what is happening with him and get any possible treatment.

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Angel
short hair
18 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

just old still active

18 year old female has noisy breathing from her nose, drinking water and eating,
don't have any money to take her to a Vet, so very worried. Need a Free or very low cost Veterinary in my area Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I agree that Angel should be seen by a veterinarian to assess what might be going on with her. Many clinics do offer a free first exam, so that you would be able to have her seen. VCA and Banfield are two clinics that typically offer this service, and there should be one of those near you. I hope that she is okay.

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Dusty
Bombay
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty
Loss of Appetite
Vomiting
Lethargy
Labored breathing
Grunting

At the time im writing this, my Dusty has not eaten for at least 8 hours (this is during his more active portion of the day) seems interested in his water but wont drink any of it. He vomited white foam for about the first 4 hours but hasnt barfed since. He seems very lethargic and has been laying down (doesnt appear to be sleeping most of the time) in either the litter box or the bath tub. He has been grunting every now and then when laying down (only when laying on his side) but seems to breath regurlartly otherwise (icluding laying on his front). Hes a very large cat (little over a foot tall and 20lbs; only slightly overweight). When he gets up, he seems reluctant to put much weight on his back legs (i prodded at his back legs and hips but he didnt seem bothered). Im so worried for my baby boy, thank you for your time!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Dusty may be having signs of an intestinal problem, or a systemic disease. It would be a good idea to have him examined today or tomorrow by a veterinarian, as they can look at him, assess what might be going on with him, and determine any testing or treatment that might be necessary. I hope that he is okay.

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Turtle
Cat
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy Breathing
flem
Panting

I just started hearing my cat start panting quite quickly and raspy. When approached, he doesnt appear to be botherd by my presence as he usually/sometimes is. Has pooed on the floor even with a history of always going to the litter box. I have no means of getting him to the doctors or vets currently.
As of writing this question, I've heared a large coughing sound and went to find pools of what looks like flem that he's coughed up. I'm quite scared and afraid right now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Turtle it is difficult to say what the specific cause of the symptoms are; infections, foreign objects, gastrointestinal disorders, internal disease among other conditions. I cannot give you a diagnosis or treatment without more information; you should keep Turtle calm and hydrated, but in any case where breathing is affected you should visit a Veterinarian as soon as possible for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dndn
DOMESTIC
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat is been always over weight he usually snores when he’s a sleep and now he snores while he’s awake but he doesn’t snore all the time only when he’s running or sometimes when I carry him, or sometime when he’s just walking . I really can’t take him to the doctor becosue he attack’s so can I get any advise to see what’s wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without an examination it is impossible to listen to the respiratory tract to determine if there are any signs of infection or other issues which may be causing breathing noises and you may need to make a visit to a Veterinarian regardless. You should try to put Dndn on a diet since overweight animals are more likely to have breathing difficulties whether asleep or awake; but again, without an examination and auscultation is isn’t possible to say what the specific cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
tabby
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Unfocused eyes
Wheezing
Laboured breathing
Loss of Appetite

My cat is having laboured open mouth breathing. Very slow . Her tongue is dry. She refused to drink or eat. Has yellowing on her chin possibly from vomiting previously. Lethargic. Unfocused eyes. Not responsive. She had three kittens recently. Which are only a month old. She's looking very weak and lifeless

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Sophie is having these problems. She needs immediate veterinary care, to examine her, determine what might be going on, and give her supportive care. If she isn't nursing the kittens or producing enough milk for them, you will need to bottle feed them for her with kitten formula that you can buy at a pet store, or from your veterinarian. I hope that she is okay.

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Sunshine
tabby
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezing
Disoriented
Unable to walk

My cat is 17 and she has had a couple "spells" that the vet thinks may be neurological. She becomes disoriented and loses ability to hold herself up and walk. I would consider euthanasia except within a day or two she is back to her completely normal self. The vet has ran blood tests and says nothing is out of normal. Today she had another spell much closer to her previous spell than normal. I noticed it seemed she was breathing odd and making a wheezing sound while breathing. I'm concerned about what is going on with her. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what may be happening with Sunshine especially since your Veterinarian couldn’t find anything; neurological disorders are highly likely and can be difficult to diagnose with numerous expensive tests which at Sunshine’s age would be too stressful for her. You need to see how often these episodes occur and to consider Sunshine’s overall quality of life before making a decision. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pepper
domestic short hair
15 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Noisy breathing, congested
Noisy breathing,

Medication Used

Drontal
Metacam

My kitten just came back from the vet. She got spayed and had her boosters and rabies shots. She was acting my fine for a while and now a couple hours later her breathing is very loud. It sounds like she’s congested and is sneezing here and there. Should I take her to the vet? Is this something I can treat at home? Or is this not even that severe? I thought maybe it could be a side effect. It only happens here and there for a couple minutes/hours then goes away for a while

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats are commonly affected by viral diseases that will worsen after periods of stress. Pepper may be exhibiting the signs of this type of problem, and if she is generally doing well, eating and drinking and not having problems breathing, you may be able to monitor her for improvement over the next few days. If she is not eating, seems lethargic, or is having problems breathing, it would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian for treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Tiger
I rescued her
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Weezing one runny eye

My cat Tiger has been coughing and weezing has one runny eye . I've treated her for worms and hairballs although hard to get in her. I've put in her can food

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Tiger may have a respiratory tract infection, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to confirm and to get treatment. Sometimes these are mild whilst others can be more severe; try to keep Tiger hydrated in the meantime. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Allie
mixed
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wheezy breathing

We found our cat in an alley when she was very little with a bad eye infection. We took her to the vet for that. After treatment (just ointment to the eye) she started wheezing when she breathes. You can hear her wherever she is because of her noisy breathing. Every once in a while, she has an attack for a minute (somewhat akin to a beagles reverse sneezing) and then she's fine, but the wheezy breathing never stops. She's about a year old now I think. She's had 2 heat cycles. Could it just be asthma?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Allie, I'm not sure what is causing her problem - it may be a residual viral or bacterial infection, a poylp or growth in her nasal passages, or asthma, which can be quite serious. Since I can't examine her, it would be a good idea to have her seen by your veterinarian, as they will be able to assess her breathing and determine what might be going on with her, and if she needs any treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Nala
tabby
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fast quick, noisey breathing

My kitty has been to the vet 2 times I. The past month because she isn't breathing correct. Both times they said it's just a respiratory cold and gave me antibiotics the first time and 2 other medications that didn't work the second time. They obviously were just after our money. Currently she's breathing incredibly fast and I don't have a vet besides the one I've gone to twice to go to. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Unfortunately without examining Nala it is impossible for me to say what the specific cause is, I would recommend you visit another Veterinarian for a second opinion but it seems like there is only one in your town. I wish I could be more help, but I am unable to diagnose a condition without examining Nala first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mona
domestic short hair
8 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Snoring awake
Difficulty meowing
Stretor
Snoring

Hi, I have a rescue stray cat I found over a year ago. Since the day I have found her she has always breathed this way. She sounds like she’s snoring almost 24/7 , she has always had a weird meow, it sounds like she does not have enough air to produced a loud and clear meow. She snores in her sleep. About a month ago, I thought she was choking but when I described it to a Vet tech over the phone she believes that it was just my cat getting worse. My cat, Mona, had got in the position as if she was getting to vomit but instead just keep hacking over and over again, while nothing came out. She eventually started to breathe heavy. This all lasted for about an hour / hour half or so . This has only happened twice but she seems fine afterwards. She has been seen by two different vets for surgery; spaying, eye removal (she was found with a penetrated eye) , and dental cleaning, NOT one Vet asked about the breathing behavior. What are the possible issues? What should be my first test to have performed? Thank you!

PS: in my opinion her abdomen is a little abnormal when palpate.. I think she may have fluid but her belly is not enlarged..just little hard.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the possible cause may be, if two Veterinarians haven’t picked it up it must be something subtle (note that many cats have abnormal breathing at a clinic due to stress etc…). I would recommend a thorough examination by auscultation to start with and then based on any findings there, decide on what needs to be checked next. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Her breathing is like that 24/7. It sounds like she has a stuffy nose and her heavy breathing sounds like someone who has obesity.

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Aurora
Siamese
5 Months
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Sneezing
Snoring
Noisy Breathing
What should I do, I'm a kid, have no money and she's undergoing surgery to get declawed this week...
Bailey
Dsh
2 Years
Mild
Has Symptoms
Snoring
Noisy Breathing
My 2 year old cat has been having noisy breathing since the day I adopted her. It doesn't seem to irritate her at all or effect her behaviour but she does have some sort of snore like sound when she breaths. It's not all of the time either just occasional.