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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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rapid breathing

We adopted Emmie 3 weeks ago. I have noticed when she she lays on my stomach that she has short shallow breathing..mouth closed...a little noise from her nasal passage. I think it's approximately 60 respirations/minute. She is otherwise a very active normal acting cat. At rest, I believe I clocked her breathing at 20 respirations /minute.
Your opinion please-
Should I have her seen by a vet?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 02:15 PM
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I guess I don't understand...if she's laying on your stomach, is she not resting?

I always advise that taking a new cat to your own vet is something that should be done anyway...so I would get her in for a check up.

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She doesn't stay in one place very long, so it isn't a matter of her falling asleep on me. She may pop up on my stomach, lay there for a few minutes and purr, then jump down. But while she is on me, I notice her breathing to be shallow and fast. When she is sleeping, her breathing appears normal.
Jut before I adopted her she had been seen by a vet for shots and chipping.
I dont want to take her to the vet unless I feel it's really necessary, so I am wondering if anyone else has had an experience like this.
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