Cat Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello,
I got a new cat from the RSPCA just over a week ago, and I am feeling worried about her as she often makes a snoring sound when she is awake. She eats well and has plenty of energy, but I'm worried incase she has a weak chest. Could anyone help?
Chris.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,231 Posts
Sometimes Twinkie makes congested noises a little bit but I always attributed that to him having a slight heart murmur. I'm not sure it's related but maybe. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Does the snoring sound like kinda heavy breathing/sniffy sounds? If so, Tyra does it too... my vet said that her cat makes similar sounds so it could just be the type of cat you have... just b/c I'm paranoid though, I try to take her into the bathroom with me when I shower so the steam can clear her up a bit... maybe this would help?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
611 Posts
Sorry for the late reply,

I found out last week that my cat had asthma-related bronchitis. We cleared it up mostly with some prednisone and antibiotics. However, it seems like it may be a chronic problem during the allergy seasons. I only suspected something because about once a week he would cough for a minute or so. Now that his lungs are a little better, he's a lot more spunky, which is I suppose good. He has found new heights to climb, literally.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,101 Posts
Snoring is typically an upper-respiratory noise, not chest. If there's a lot of sneezing or snuffles along with it, it may need to be checked by the vet, but otherwise I suspect it's probably normal for your cat, maybe a slight anatomic defect in the palate.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thank you to everyone who left a message for me.
I took my cat to the vet, and he said that her chest seems fine, and that she might have a narrow windpipe, as she is a small cat. Could this cause problems for her in the future?
Chris.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,101 Posts
Well, "might" have is a little nebulous. X-rays would be necessary to know. But even so, unless she's doing a lot of triathlons, it probably wouldn't cause a problem. :oops:

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top