Thank you- He isn't coughing, wheezing, panting or listless, that is why I wonder if it is just his normal breathing. I will try count respiration to see if it is in the normal range and then call the vet. TorireeView Thread
About 5 weeks ago, I had one of my long haired very matted cats shaved. I realize it was a cold time of year to shave him, but he was not comfortable at all. Afterwards, I could see him shiver-or at least that is what I thought I was seeing. Lately I have noticed that his breathing is a little odd. I don't know if it how he always was and I just didn't' notice with all the hair, or if he is in fact still shivering. It is like he takes a breath and then a short little breath right after. Like a reaction to being cold. He doesn't seem to be cold except occasionally. I am trying my best to keep him warm--even crocheted a little sweater for him If I could watch a video of a hairless or very short haired cat's breathing I could determine which it is. Does anyone have such a video they could share? He does not seem to have any illness factors that I can tell. I tried to watch my other 2 cats breathing, but it is hard to tell with all their hair.View Thread
Yes, she is very good and I hope we can find something to help. I have been looking online and think I might try a product called Defendex. It might help him a little bit. Thank you for your concern and happy holidays to you as well. ToriView Thread
Thank you. I did take him back for a recheck and she did scrape of some of the scaly skin and did another ear canal exam. She said the ones on his skin were not demodex, but that she saw 5 this time in the ear wax. (She let me see the microscpoe slide the first time and yes, they look like demodex cati). She has consulted the dermatologist at the nearest university's veterinary clinc/hosptial. They were of no help. She is going to contact the research dept to see if maybe they will have more information. In the meantime, she has me cleaning his ears daily, followed with an ear flushing lotion and putting vaseline in the ears to perhaps try to suffocate them. (And 1/5 of a 12.5 mg dose of genereic benadryl 1 to 2 times a dayfor the itching -which I cannot get down him) I am thinking about having him examined by another veterinarian, but there are no certified dermatologist within 4-5 hours of here.View Thread
One of my cats was serioulsy in distress trying to get at itchy spots on his back and tail area. I took him to the vet. She commented on the "waxy" brown stuff in his ears and took a smear. After a few minutes, she came back in and said he had demodex mites. and that was probably what was causing his skin itchiness. He wasn't bothering with his ears at all, but he did have some areas on his skin that were kind of scaly looking and could be scraped off. (she didn't test those). Her treatment consisted of a once a week bath with BPO-3 for 6 weeks and three consecutive doses of Revolution. He still has brown waxy stuff in his ears and he still has those little scaly spots on his skin. Whenever he has a bad itching day, I spray his hair with Humilac which seems to calm the itch. His treatment started October 13. Has anyone had a cat with demodex and if so, what treatment did you use? What else can you tell me that would be of information.View Thread
I have been spending a lot of time lately outdoors and the indoor cat seems to be very jealous of the outdoor cat. I am not sure if she is showing real jealousy or if she is trying to re-establish heirachy after the matriarch died a couple weeks ago. She tried to bite him (outdoor cat) when he got up on my bed. More than one time and it was rather serious. He left, but I wasn't happy with her at all! Before today I never noticed this behavior. I have been trying to spend quality time with all of them, but sometimes it works out that one gets more attention than the others. Is she just jealous, or is there some other issues at work here?View Thread
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