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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Sinus like infection sound when purring?

So Jack ever since i've had him has had a small sound that he makes when breathing while puring.

When I took him to his last checkup the vet listened to it and said it was nothing. He said there may be some minimal blockage in the nasal passage that causes the sound but his lungs and everything sound fine.

Well the last week or two jack has been breathing a little heavier while purring, well i would not say breathing heavier, the sound has just gotten louder. Kinda like that nerdy kid with a mild sinus infection.

But this has been something jack has had for several years. It just got "louder" the past two weeks.

His eating, pooping, drinking and energy have all remained unchanged. Only thing is water - He is drinking a little less but this occurred when i put him on wet food. And separate of the sinus infection like sound coming from his nose.

I'm considering bringing him to the vet, problem is, i just lost my job. Have less then $100 left and well, am pretty much screwed to the point of moving back in with my parents if i dont find another job quick (not something i want to do at 25)

Eitherway, i'm more then willing to spend all the extra money on Jacks Health but only if it is necessary. I've seen nothing in his behaviour change to make me think he is sick enough to need a vet.

Maybe try a few hot steam sessons and see if that clears it up?

I do know he is suffering from a folic acid deficiency as he bolts for grass every time the door is open but i've got him kitty grass and am hoping that will take care of his issues in that department.

Anyways, any suggestions would be great.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 09:54 AM
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Re: Sinus like infection sound when purring?

Originally Posted by Husky42
Maybe try a few hot steam sessons and see if that clears it up?
as winter is upon us, the air is getting dryer
so the need to be humidity conscious increases.
I have similar problems with my cats, and try
to expose them to shower steam every few days.
my cats breath much better because of this.

it's a good idea to buy a cheap humidity meter
so you can see the correlation between indoor
air under 30% humidity, and your cat noises.
I try to expose the cat above 50% humidity
as often as I can manage it. humidistat's on
humidifier units are notoriously inaccurate.

I recommend these Tylor units. you can buy
one remote sensor first, later invest in the main
unit and more remotes as needed, then dedicate
one remote sensor to take outdoor readings.

since I live in a apartment house, my hot water
is unmetered/free so I save money by using hot
shower water to humidify the apartment.
New York is a water plentiful State

you can replace your existing shower head with a
restricter head that puts out a gallon per minute
or buy a shower diverter, 1/2"-3/4" hose converter
and a special hydroponic sprayer to get the water
consumed per minute down to a quart per minute.
using the later method I'm able to raise the humidity
in a 700sq/ft apartment from 25% to 50% in an hours.
results vary depending on weather, insulation, etc.

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