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Re: Skinny cat?

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  • jamiya0727
    Follow-up to my original post: I called the vet on Friday and told her my concerns. She didn t seem concerned. She said if the wheezey breathing comes and
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      Follow-up to my original post:

      I called the vet on Friday and told her my concerns. She didn't
      seem concerned. She said if the wheezey breathing comes and goes
      (and doesn't last too long) and he doesn't seem to be laboring, then
      he is fine for now. She didn't think a chest x-ray or Lasix are
      necessary unless he starts wheezing more often. She was going to
      get in touch with the heart specialist and run it by her and call me
      the next day, though, and she never called. The heart vet is hard
      to get in touch with sometimes, so she probably is still trying to
      reach her.

      I also mentioned to her how he seems jumpy and asked if his meds
      could be doing that, and she said it's possible. She was going to
      ask the heart vet about that as well.


      Jamiya


      > But he looks skinny to me. I weighed him (standing on the scale
      > with and without him and taking the difference) but he weighs the
      > same as he did at the vet before all of this started. Unless my
      > scale is not very accurate.

      > Last night he was lying on my chest while I watched a movie, and I
      > could hear his breathing. He sounded sort of congested, but
      > not "wet". I normally can't hear the cats breathe. Also,
      sometimes
      > when he tries to hiss (at the dog), he will start coughing like he
      > is trying to clear a hairball. He hasn't been troubled with
      > hairballs for a long time and he never actually hacks one up when
      he
      > is "coughing." I know coughing is a sign of heart disease in
      people
      > and dogs, but I thought cats didn't typically do that?
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