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I adopted a rescue Maine coon about 3 weeks ago. Her name is Zoey, she is 3 years and 17.5 lbs (3 lbs overweight). She has noisy breathing. Sometimes I would describe them as a wheezing sound, However... when I listen to her with my stethoscope (I'm a med student) her lungs sound clear and she isn't wheezing. She also snores when she sleeps. Could she just be a noisy breather? She doesn't ever cough or look like she has trouble breathing. And she is up to date on all her shots and was vet checked before I got her.
Any advice would be appreciated!
post #2 of 9
It sounds like Asthma but you say her lungs are clear.
post #3 of 9
One of our cats is like that, and the vet says that it's normal. It's possible that there is a medical issue, but some cats just breath loudly, especially when they're relaxed.
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Originally Posted by Allerian1004 View Post
I adopted a rescue Maine coon about 3 weeks ago. Her name is Zoey, she is 3 years and 17.5 lbs (3 lbs overweight). She has noisy breathing. Sometimes I would describe them as a wheezing sound, However... when I listen to her with my stethoscope (I'm a med student) her lungs sound clear and she isn't wheezing. She also snores when she sleeps. Could she just be a noisy breather? She doesn't ever cough or look like she has trouble breathing. And she is up to date on all her shots and was vet checked before I got her.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Piki also breathes heavily at times... my vet says his lungs are fine though.
post #5 of 9
It could be that she's just a noisy breather (my boyfriend's cat is) but she could also have the beginning or end of a URI. That's probably the most likely possibility, especially if she came from an environment with a lot of other cats.
post #6 of 9
My Maine Coon is like that as well!

it depends on his mood and yes...he snores in his sleep too

Hes perfectly healthy though.....it worried me at first but once i figured out the pattern i was happy enough!
post #7 of 9
My baby-cat does that often and she is perfectly healthy.
She snores, does teeth-grinding, talks in her sleep, and also occasionally waking up grumpy(lol) - just like human being.
post #8 of 9
Murray breathes noisily when he is sleeping or on the verge of sleep, though he doesn't snore. He does have asthma, too - he has little wheezing attacks. They don't seem to bother him, though.
post #9 of 9
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It does seem to be when she is very relaxed and happy. Right now, since her lungs sound clear to me I'll just keep an eye on it. She's getting annoyed at my stethoscope anyway!
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