No health issues I know of.

She's not acting any less energetic than she usually does but she's purring less when I let her (she usually really happy with physical affection) & is just breathing abnormal.
Should I make a vet appt?



British Shorthair


Dr. Brown




Respiratory & Nose

Thank you for connecting with us. Thank you for the video. Did her lethargy occur all of a sudden? How is her appetite? First, check her gum and see whether it is pale. pale gum is often associated with an insufficient supply of oxygen and could be an indication of cyanosis or anemia. You should also check her CRT(Capillary Refill Time) which should be less than 2 seconds in general. If not, this is an emergency and you need to bring her to the vet ASAP. Bloodwork is likely to be carried out to look out for any abnormalities in this case.

Unfortunately, lethargy itself is not a specific disease or diagnosis itself. An appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis is required in this case. Some of the common differentials include infections, metabolic diseases, and fluid/gas in the chest cavity. Please make an appointment with a vet.

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Thank you.