Re: Noisy breathing like snoring and not eating, advice please
- Hello :)
Is it possible he has a cold? With the compromised immune system and frequent vet visits, contracting a cold is a bit more possible. That can lead to congestion and inappetence because they can't smell the food, and then don't want to eat it. You may want to try warming some wet food to offer to your sweetie. I did this by putting it on a paper plate and putting it in the microwave for 5 seconds at a time, then stirring. It usually took me about 10 seconds. Of course if you use that method make sure to test the temp of the food throughout because microwaves cause hot-spots.
Laurel and angel Cleo
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> Hi, I am hoping for some advice, this is the story.
> My boy was diagnosed about 18 months ago and given 'months' to live, he has done well until now.
> He is on Furosemide twice a day, increased early this year to half a tab, and Fortekor once a day.
> He was doing fine on this and about 3 weeks ago was really good, running about and jumping up on things. His night time breathing has been noisy, it sounds as if behind his nose is congested, and it has become a lot worse in the last 3 weeks, extra Furosemide has not made a difference.
> He was eating really well, again, until about 3 weeks ago, then he went quiet like he does when he has a furball to bring up, eventually brought up a small one, then a large one, then another small one in the space of 2 days. Since then his breathing at night sounds louder, he has gradually become less interested in food.
> 3 days ago he saw the vet who found nothing wrong, thought possibly cystitis might be making him feel ill and suggested Convenia, which I declined, I give him Cystaid when he needs it. He did eat that night and brought up another furball and all his dinner. He was eating a bit the following day.
> Yesterday I gave him some vitamin paste, which may have upset his tummy, he did not eat last night (he usually eats his food overnight) and only had some cat milk. Today he refuses to eat at all, even things he normally likes.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on the congested sounding nose? I phoned the vet and he is booked in for tests early next week and to take him in the morning if he doesn't eat, but wondered what might be going on. I suggested it might be fluid but she didn't think so.
> He is looking so sad :-(