I joined the forum a few days ago and have a question that is inportant to my kitty's health. (His name is Byron.) He makes either no sound when he "meows" or else the sound that does come out is a croaking sound like a frog. One of his ears is held out, not perked up like the other normal one. I learned from his foster mom that he had a bad infection in a shelter and was about to be killed, which is when she got him and has had him for a year. He had both a UTI and an URI. I am going to take him to my vet this coming week to have his bloodwork done so we can compare it to his numbers from a year ago when he got over his infections. Does anyone else have a cat who has a croaking sound for a meow? He is a very sweet little guy, very loving and submisive but also stable and not a "scaredy cat." Thanks for any input. This is only my second cat, as the first one unbeknownst to us had mesothelioma and had to be euthanized. We learned of his illness from a necropsy by the vet, being grateful that it was not infectious. (Mesothelioma comes from inhaling asbestos, and he was 8 years old and came from living with old folks in what we have heard was a very delapidated and dark house.) Our little Byron is around 6 years old and is a brown tabby. We only had our Siamese, Chai, for 6 weeks. He had a cough and we thought it was a hairball, but he started not wanting to eat and getting lethargic. I am praying Byron will be healthy. He seems to be healthy except for the ear, voice and his former URI and UTI.