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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Panting?

So, my cat has been snoring more recently and I thought that he was fine and dandy.
Then today, I saw him at the window looking outside getting all excited. He usually does this when there's a bird or something, but I didn't see anything. I've never heard him pant before but heh's been taking short quick breaths that sound a lot like panting. His mouth is closed though.
He's pretty much an indoor cat, but on occasion we let him outside. He hasn't been out for a while, though.

Should I be worried?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 05:03 PM
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Re: Panting?

Panting can be a sign of stress or being overheated or otherwise quite ill. However, from what you describe, I suspect your cat is actually doing a silent chirp. Cats chirp at birds and other things they wish to chase. If your cat is making this noise while looking out the window, he probably sees something he wants to chase.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2008, 10:11 AM
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Re: Panting?

Dorn does this too..he cackles as well..

IIRC cats also can emit a sound at frequencies that us humas can not hear...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Re: Panting?

KoopaLee - the dry air of Winter may be causing minor respiratory distress on your cats.
that would explain both the snoring and wheezing at your window. if you can raise the
humidity level in your home, or "steam room" your cat in the bathroom with a hot shower
on for an hour with the door closed, it may give them some relief to help clear their sinuses.

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