Wesley, my 13 year old cat, has been breathing a little heavier than normal. He sounds a little like he’s going to cough up a hairball or might be really congested. I took him to the vet (for the 3rd time this year) and the vet continues to come up empty-handed. If it weren’t for this occasional noise, he is acting 100% normal… he’s still eating quite a bit, active, purring, and generally happy. But I’m still concerned and will keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn’t develop any new or worsening symptoms.
I try to do my own research before going to the vet, to raise my level of awareness and generally to prepare. I came across a new “beta” site call “Symptom Checker” by PetMD that I wanted to share. I hope that you’ll always use your best judgement and visit the vet for symptoms that are unusual for your cat.
In good heath!
Lauren & Wesley