Originally Posted by Tom W
Hello, I have noticed lately that when Cozmo lays on his back for a while or if I scratch him under the chin and he sticks his head out because he likes to be scratched there he sometimes will get a real bad wet deep cough from it, He swings his head from side to side on each cough. Sometimes its only a couple coughs and sometimes he coughs to the point I get worried that he can't breath or something.
He breaths fine otherwise, no wheezing or noisy breathing.
Has anyone else seen this happen? How worried should I be?
I don't want to worry you, but what you're describing sounds a lot like how Geronimo & Winchester acted before they were diagnosed w/ the FIP virus - which can be deadly if not treated. Both Geronimo & Winchester are now on Interferon, which is a drug that helps to boost their immune system, which is weak, and is why they had recurring coughing/wheezing attacks. I would take your kitty to the vet, to have him tested.
It could also be asthma. The only way to know for sure is to take your kitty to the vet....
BTW, I just wanted to say "howdy" from a fellow Wisconsinite!
I used to live in Waukau, a little-bitty town about 10 or so miles from Berlin! (I grew up in Oshkosh, but lived in Waukau for about 22 years). I moved to Texas a little over 5 years ago. I remember Berlin well: it's a right-nice little town!
Please take your kitty to the vet ASAP! It could be nothing serious, but it's better to be safe than sorry. FIP can be fatal if not treated, if that's what it is..