Hi i'm new here. My cat's name is Shasper and he's about 6 years old. This morning i heard him crying and went to see what was up. His throat looked swollen and he would periodically dothis weird " hiss". though thats not what it was. he would open his mouth, and like curl his tongue and then seemingly cough. it was very odd and i'm sure he did not enjoy it. my cat is SO nice. so i checked him out and i could not see any injuries on the outside of his body. he went and laid in a corner under a table which is not ususally where he lays. i'm taking him to the vet tomorrow i was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of what i can do in the meantime. He did eat not to long ago, though it seemed slow going. He may also be having some trouble breathing. but not too much i don't think. he's moving very slowly, and seems to have little or no energy. He is an outdoor cat, and was most likely outdoors this morning. His belly also seems to be sensitive. I considered picking him up, and so i placed my hand under his belly and he kind of huffed. he didn't cry or do anything to stop me but i still figured it best not to lift him just yet. he's an otherwise healthy cat and has always been with the exception of an abcess incurred about a year ago in a cat fight. But that was taken care of and he's been perfectly fine since. Any ideas? thanks in advance!
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7/29/05 at 8:56pm