Female cat has laboured breathing and is loosing weight

by Marni


I have an 8 year old spayed female cat, who has been healthy up until 3 days ago. She has stopped eating, drinks very little, and her breathing is very laboured. She seems to have lost alot of weight as well... :( All she is doing is sleeping. I am very worried about her, and I have called the vet, but he is out of the office for the next few days, and cannot possibly see her until next week. Her shots are all up to date, and she sees the vet regularly. Please if you can, tell me what I can do to help her until the vet can see her...???? I tried to get a picture for you, but she is hiding and won't come out, which is another strange thing for her...she's very social and affectionate with us, mainly me, and she is shying away from all of us at the moment.

I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on this...thank you in advance..


Hi Marni
Are there no other vets in your area? If there are then i would try and get her seen by another vet. If her breathing is laboured i would have thought they would have seen her as an emergency.

All you can do for her at home is to keep her quiet and comfortable and make sure her water bowl is close so she can reach it easily.

She may have a respiratory infection or even a heart issue. The sooner a vet can see her the better. I am so surprised that your vet does not have a back up service for emergencies etc. If you can try and find another vet to see her as soon as possible.

Hopefully with some treatment she will be fine but it is always best to try and get these things seen to sooner rather than later for the best outcome.

I hope she is better soon

best wishes kate

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