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hard breathing kitten
tiffanydevos posted:
I just got a 4 month old kitten the other day. She seems healthy for the most part but she is always breathing really deep and fast. Even when she's laying down or sleeping. She found herself a spot that is dusty and we got her out of there right away could that have caused it? Or could it be nerves?
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:

This could be allergies; hard to tell. A quick exam by the veterinarian would be able to tell if she is panting due to anxiety, nerves, excitement etc or if she is having difficulty breathing. Does she play? Eat and drink okay? If she is doing fine otherwise, mention your concerns at your next vaccination appointment. If she is really having trouble breathing, that can be a medical emergency and your veterinarian should see her immediately. Dr. Sandy


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