The only thing is, Abby seems to have sudden unexplained shortness of breath when she is stressed out or excited, or when she exerts herself just a little bit. It doesn't happen all the time, but it does happen fairly regularly when she is excited, stressed (in her carrier in the car), or chasing her toy. Sometimes, if I am twirling the feather toy around on the stick, she will just suddenly do this gasping for a few seconds and then stop as if nothing happened.
I am used to seeing this in cats that are a) really hot; or b) really over exercised. But in Abby's case, it is neither.
Has anyone seen this before? She does not cough and there is no fluid or phlegm of any kind. It is just shortness of breath and hard breathing with her mouth open. I will post a video or some clips.
In the meantime, help! I will ask the vet but I know that will mean a bunch more tests and I don't know what will turn out. If there is a better way to describe what is happening to the vet, let me know.
I just want Abby to get on the home stretch to her forever loving parents and good health!