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Why can't my cat lie down or sleep?

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  • malli52
    My cat hasn t been able to lie on his side or rest his head for several weeks and it seems he is not getting much sleep in the Sphinx position all the time.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 6, 2008
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      My cat hasn't been able to lie on his side or rest his head for
      several weeks and it seems he is not getting much sleep in the Sphinx
      position all the time.

      Could this be because of having CHF or pleural effusion? AFter he had
      his chest tapped he seeemed to lay his head on his arms one night but
      not after the first day or so....and the cardiologist confirmed that
      some fluid was returning to the area even tho it was only 2 days after
      the tap. Now he seems to barely rest with his eyes closed but he is
      not sleeping....

      What can be done for cats with this problem? Anyone?

      I feel so sorry for him....
    • Leah Ferron
      It is probable that your kitty is unable to lie down comfortably because of the fluid in his chest. When a kitty is retaining fluid, it is uncomfortable for
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 7, 2008
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        It is probable that your kitty is unable to lie down comfortably because of the fluid in his chest. When a kitty is retaining fluid, it is uncomfortable for them to lie down and hard for them to breathe. Your kitty may need additional diuretics to help with the fluid retention or another chest tap. Has your kitty seen a cardiologist? If so, your cardio(or regular vet) should be able to help with this. If your kitty is having this much trouble, you should take him in asap to the vet's.

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