I've noticed that BooBoo gets these coughing spells. I described it to the vet
and he says it sounds like fur balls. He does use his litter box so I don't
think there is an obstruction or anything like that, but I'm not convinced this
is the problem. I'll get some of that fur ball
Thank you for your advise. Yes, he love to run around and play like a maniac -
after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten. He seems to
get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been playing
hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any
Thank Lance and Laurie for your advice. I definitely am going to start keeping
a journal so when I do see the vet again I will have it all written down. To
me it sounded like a fur ball cough, nothing came out though, but I also notice
him licking his lips a lot and when he eats, he snorts.
Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset stomach or diarrhea (I
sound like that commercial). Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco
won't eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is trying to get rid of.
I usually find a hairball the next day and she is back on track
Sue, I so know how you feel. I just posted about our little guy coughing. I
didn't believe the positive test at first and asked for more blood work and
it's worse than I thought. Now every little thing I think is unusual I panic
about, like this coughing. I just don't know how none of this
Asthma can look like a hairball cough. There are many other things it can be,
too, if not a hairball. Lung worm, heartworm, upper respiratory.
An asthma kitty can also have a wet sounding purr. The hairball cough are what
both Keisha and Frankie had. Both have/had asthma. Frankie's attacks
I'd just watch him closely for the next few days to see if the cough
changes in any way. If it's going away, or seems to happen less, then
it might not be anything to worry about. Ember did this weird panting
thing several weeks ago, and it hasn't happened since. She may have
Lynne, licking lips is indicative of upset stomach. Snorting is a new one. It
really could just be a hairball...breathe and make notes!
I know that I can easily go to a fear place. Frankie (blind, asthmatic and
previously had pancreatitis) has been calling out in the night the past few
This really got my curiosity, my Joey has episodes where his purr
sounds wet, rumbly and his breathing too, is how I would described it to
my vet. She has checked his lungs when he is having one of these
episodes and says his lungs are clear, that it is contained to his
Belinda, Teddy had no coughing. He panted after exercise. Keisha and Frankie
had/have the coughing. Frankie has coughed for 10 years (since the day I
rescued him from my yard). Keisha really only coughed for about 2 months
about 3 years ago (every day). Prednisone stopped it. She had two of the
Hi Belinda, small world. Lucy has HCM. Her meds have greatly improved her
quality of life. She is much more active now.
Frankie's early chest xrays did not show the donuts as there was no damage
yet. That is why my vet said it was not asthma.
Inhaled meds have resulted in improvement in chest
Joey has never coughed, it is the panting he did but only when he was
5 months old and then put on the heart meds stoppd that but he looked
very unhealthy. When he was checked a year later he was taken off the
meds and given a clean bill of health for the heart disease. He
When Joey was about 5 months old he panted after playing, I took him
to the vet and he sent me to a specialty place. They did lots of tests
and said he was early HCM, this was in Missouri. Moved back her and a
year later had him rechecked, he was on medication for his supposed
Sometimes it is, he doesn't gobble his food though, I try to make
sure they get food several times a day, 4 or 5 times a day.
Is the vomit undigested food? If yes, is he gobbling his food?
happiness is being owned by cats ...
Why would they take her off the meds? Joey will be on them for the
rest of his life. He hasn't had to increase them because his HCM is
progressing slowly, his thickening is about the same but his arotic
value has dilated slightly more so there is progression. He is failry
Belinda, that sounds like a challenge ~ HCM and CRF. Is the vomit undigested
food? If yes, is he gobbling his food?
Might check to see if the food refusal is connected with the vomiting
(refusing before or after).
I wonder if the panting might be associated with the HCM (if his heart is
Belinda, Lucy had no symptoms with her HCM so they think, if she continues
as she is, that maybe that is just how her heart looks. (We did chest xrays
and blood work on everyone after Keisha died). I think she feels better on
the meds and her BP was pretty high (200+). I think the meds can
Winston (I feel like I just keep pulling another cat out of my hat!) will
occasionally vomit undigested food about 1/2 hour after he's eaten. He does
this sometimes and seems to be when he's eaten a larger that normal volume
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Caroline, belated condolences on Brumley's passing. He was a little
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