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panting pussy

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by robsimkins, Aug 13, 2009.


  1. robsimkins

    robsimkins PetForums Newbie

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    Anyone know why my cat would pant like a dog when he does any exercise? He's a 12 month old long haired type with a huge bushy tail - not sure of the breed... I'm wondering if he has some sort of problem?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    FREE SPIRIT PetForums VIP

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    Hiya and welcome :D
    My cat is a year old and occassionally pants either when he has been playing/running around too much or when it's really hot. Saying that it doesn't happen very often so if it was a regular thing i would get him checked out by the vet.
     
  3. Tillski

    Tillski PetForums Member

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    My cat (short haired moggie) panted for the first time the other day after a play session with Da Bird; we just assumed it was because she was out of breath or needed a rest etc – she stopped after a quick lie down. We gave her some water too, but would she drink it? Never. I think you’re cat will be fine, probably just happened because of all that exercise.
     
  4. hayleyb

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    take it to the vets jst to be on the safe side. Sheldon has a mild form of asthma which i found out was the reason for his pantin. even if its nothin at least your mind is at rest by the vet :)

    good luck
     
  5. TabbyRoad

    TabbyRoad Banned

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    Best thread title EVER!!!:D

    Our cats pant when they are very hot. It doesn't happen very often. The fact your kitty is a longhaired might make it more prone to overheating.

    Apparently cats can also pant when a bit stressed.
     
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    I would get it checked out regardless for peace of mind.
     
  7. robsimkins

    robsimkins PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks to all replies, sound advice - will keep an eye on him and go to the vet if he does it unneccesarily. Tho if he is asthmatic, would going to the vet be a bit of a money waster? Is there some kind of cat inhaler!?...

    p.s. I have googled and he appears to be a norwegian forest cat, he looks just like this badboy

    cheers

    :wink5:
     
  8. hayleyb

    hayleyb PetForums VIP

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    i have no idea bout the inhaler. sheldon doesnt need medication yet i jst have to keep an eye on him and minimise anythin that cud trigger it.

    i wud take him to the vets whether it happens again or not, its not normal behaviour and can be very serious
     
  9. borderer

    borderer Guest

    wish i had one:rolleyes::rolleyes::smilewinkgrin::eek:hmy:
     
  10. Yourgifts Ourgifts

    Yourgifts Ourgifts PetForums VIP

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    theres always one isn,t there..
     
  11. borderer

    borderer Guest

    where is it:D:smilewinkgrin:
     
  12. Yourgifts Ourgifts

    Yourgifts Ourgifts PetForums VIP

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    neighbours cat use to pant quite a bit and they found out it had a little heart defect but was sorted with medication..so would deffo give vet a ring just for peace of mind if nothing else..:D
     
  13. robsimkins

    robsimkins PetForums Newbie

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    heart defect sounds bad! I'll take him to the vet

    cheers!

    :)
     
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