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halfway between a hiss and a pant

post #1 of 10
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We decided to bring stoli out for a quick ride since the last time he was in a car he was coming home from a week at the boarder.

we got the carrier out and he jumped right in. he loves it. we took him outside and got in our car turned the AC on - not blowing on him...and about 5 minutes into the ride i smelled stoli's breath. I looked at him and his mouth was halfway open, you could see his teeth, and it sounded like short short hisses or panting, or maybe smelling.

DH's car smells of dirty golf socks, the ac was on but not full blast, we were thinking either he was smelling the car - still new.

or

he was hissing at us to let us know he did not want to be in the car.

or

he was panting because he was hot

or

he was in 'panic' mode about the last two times he was in a car....


we took him home and he got out and ran over to the door and whined for food.


should we be concerned? what happened?
post #2 of 10
Did he look like he was grimacing? If so, I would suspect smelling.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
yeah, it was kind of a disgusted look.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
yeah, it was kind of a disgusted look.
If he isn't showing any respiratory problems, then I'm thinking it was your DH's smelly socks. Which BTW, my cats just are enamored with my DH's socks. The stinkier the better.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
....i'll tell him his socks were too smelly......LOL
post #6 of 10
My kitten Tubee always pants on car rides, but he pants because he gets worked-up on car rides. He hates them. I hope that your kitty is ok.

Manda
post #7 of 10
He could have been trying to smell/taste the yummy sock smell...we just actually had a thread on this

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=136838

Although he'd have to be smelling pretty hard to make a panting noise...
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
maybe i'll take him for another ride to see if he does it again. i hope it's the socks and not anxiety.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
maybe i'll take him for another ride to see if he does it again. i hope it's the socks and not anxiety.
I don't think cats show anxiety like that. They tend to howl, cower, shake, vomit. Though this panting does make one think of a dog when it is anxious.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
well, he is a bit like a dog.... LOL I really think he's fine it's just I've never heard him do that before. I'll post again the results of our car ride...
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