Q. Cough, sleeping a lot, vomit liquid, breathing weird

Nov 26, 2022

Started as a cough and gagging, she is now sleeping all day and night, not wanting to eat or drink. Having breathing issues, funky smell coming from mouth, runny nose and mouth. Having weird reflexes when touched or if picked up is making choking noises.

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Dr. Deliman

First of all, I’m sorry that I couldn’t answer your question quickly.

If she still has trouble breathing, the causes of this include respiratory infection/inflammation, heart failure, persistent pain, heat stroke, etc.
Whatever the cause, prompt veterinary intervention is essential. So please take her to the animal hospital as soon as possible. If you don’t have an animal hospital to treat her right now, please consider visiting the emergency room.

And, even if cats do not eat for at least 48 hours, they will develop fatal liver damage (hepatic lipidosis). So, if your cat hasn’t eaten in two days, it’s important to re-establish her appetite, but veterinarian treatment must be done for the two days of anorexia. As a result, please take her to the veterinarian as soon as possible. You should also think about going to an emergency room.
But if she’s been eating little by little for last 2 days, you don’t need to rush to the emergency room; instead, please attempt to get him to eat her normal favorite food or anything with a strong smell, and you may also try forced feeding by putting moist food on her palate. Of course, the need to schedule an appointment with an animal hospital as quickly as possible does not change.

Persistent and severe vomiting after fasting has a poor prognosis. In this case, it is best to visit a veterinarian.

Please let me know if he has any new symptoms or other questions. I apologize once more for the delayed response.