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Old 09-14-2005, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My cat can't breathe. What can I do?

Recently my cat can't breathe well. Her whole body moves when she breathes. And her stomach jumps like she can't get any air. The vet gave her a shot today and told me to wait until 3:00 to see if she gets better. I don't want her to die. Does anyone know what I can do to help her breathe better?
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the vet give you any diagnosis? Is she hospitalised, or at home? She needs diagnostic tests (scan/xray) to find out what is causing her breathing problems.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All they said was maybe a upper respiratory infection or it could be worse if the medicine didn't help. I just don't want her to die. She is so very special to me. She is my favorite cat.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All they said was maybe a upper respiratory infection or it could be worse

Maybe is unacceptable .... get a second opinion.

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Old 09-14-2005, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is she congested? Does it seem like she has boogies that is preventing her from breathing freely??? or is it simply that she can't breathe well? If its the latter, I agree with the others.....get a second opinion!
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would definitely get a second opinion. I think the vet should be able to tell if it's an URI or not and if he/she can't then I'd go to another vet.
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