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Cat not breathing well through his nose

There are a number of reasons why cats can develop chronic nasal sound. Sometimes but not always there is an increase in sneezing that accompanies this sound. It can be a result of chronic viral or ...
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Coughing fits in cats

That video is very informative. It's clearly coughing and not gagging. What almost sounds like sneezing is his coughing and the squeaky sound is the air being pressed through his windpipe. I don't ...
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Cat is dry coughing? Retching? Wheezing? It is the weekend and I am not sure what to do

Did anything in his environment change? Like you using different cleaning products to wipe the floor or other surfaces or you using a scented candle or a room scent dispenser? If so, stop that ...
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How worried should I be about this cough?

If by "wellness visit" you mean a visit at the groomer, I would reschedule until after she was seen by a vet. This hacking could have different causes. Maybe she inhaled some food during ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies

The symptoms (not eating, vomiting, lethargic) indicate Canine parvovirus (parvo for short). I'll be short with this answer in saying that the pups will perish if not immediately treated by a vet. ...
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How frequently does a cat need to sneeze before it might indicate a health problem?

I'll be answering from my experience with our 4 cats as well as the 2 cats of my parents. As always: If in doubt, contact a 2nd vet. The sneezing you describe doesn't sound worrying to me in any way. ...
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Does L-Lysine supplementation help cats with feline herpes?

The gold standard for evaluating a treatment is to look at meta-analyses. This type of research paper looks at multiple studies and judges the experimental design, sample size, and other factors that ...
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Wheezing/whistling symptoms in a tortoise

It would be difficult to diagnose over the Internet without hearing the sound in person. But yes, a tortoise making consistent whistling, wheezing or hissing sounds while breathing could suggest its ...
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What air quality index (AQI) is safe for cats?

I haven't been able to find any studies on the effects of poor air quality on animals, but I was able to find quite a bit of general guidance. The American Veterinary Medical Association says this (...
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My dog is coughing frequently (several times per hour)

If it's after playing with toys, maybe it's hair or the fabric stuck in its teeth, I have a small dog that coughs only after he messes around our clothes (he shreds them) or carpets, etc. (ok he is ...
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Cat coughing/sneezing keeps coming back despite treatment?

This may have already been discussed by you and your vet, but have you considered allergies? The fact that it keeps happening despite treatment leads me to believe that the cause may be environmental ...
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My pregnant cat has difficulty breathing; will giving birth be risky for her?

The heat stress may indeed be worsening any heart-lung issues. If air conditioning (or a swamp cooler) is available, that might help. Pregnancy in general is hard on the body and the birth process ...
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Coughing fits in cats

Importantly do, see the vet. Can you do online vet consultations? Book it in pronto. It could be anything. An obstructions from something he swallowed...In Australia during hazardous bush fires the ...
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My dog is coughing frequently (several times per hour)

I haven't heard of it happening several times an hour, or for so long, but my dog sometimes coughs/hacks like he's gonna throw up a hairball, and like twice a year it means he's going to throw up. But ...
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Medication for cat with difficulty breathing / congestion

I had a cat who had this problem and my vet advised using saline nasal drops to help clear the mucous (you drip in a drop or two, then let her sneeze everything out, it can be a mess). This cat was ...
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Does L-Lysine supplementation help cats with feline herpes?

Although I do not know the answer specifically for feline herpes, L-lysine is helpful for human herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Lysine and arginine are both amino-acids that pair with each other. The herpes ...
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