I have a cat that is exhibiting some irregular breathing and I suspect that it is a pharyngeal polyps. In order to confirm this I need to look behind the soft palate. How can I do this?
PS My cat is very well behaved, trusts me and is compliant, so opening his mouth is not a problem. I clean his teeth regularly and he likes it. I need to know the technique for retracting the soft palette.
(please don't write "take him to the vet"; I know that; that is not the question; the question is: how can I examine behind the soft palate of a cat)