Posted by: FsB | 2009/10/30

Cat behaviour problem


Our cat is a female, 1 year old and behaving very strangely.

She seemed to have respiratory issues and was having a lot of trouble breathing. We took her to the vet and she got a shot of cortisone and some meds. She finished the treatment and was fine.

A while ago, our 1 cat died from heart failure and a week after that our 3rd cat had her kitten. She had a litter of only 1 (checked by the vet, there was apparently only 1, no complications). After both these traumatic events - motherly cat dying and the baby being born, she started to have the same breathing problems again. We rushed to the vet thinking that the problem was back again, but when she got there, she was fine. She was purring and playing and cuddly. Her body didn' t seem to hurt anymore, she could be picked up and handled without a problem. At home she would scratch and scream as if in intense pain when we wanted to touch her.

The symptoms seem to come and go where sometimes she is fine and other times she looks miserable.

I need to know what to do now? This really seems to be a personality/behavioral problem related to the 2 events being so close together and not a physical problem. I could be wrong obviously, hence asking for help on what to do..


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Dear FsB

It could be asthma. Discuss this with your vet.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/10/31

maybe take her to a different vet for a 2nd opinion if you feel unsure of what your vet told you, but if are happy with him/her
then why not voice your concerns. There are treatments that you can get to help your cat through a bit a stressful time if needs be.

all the best of luck

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