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post #1 of 14
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I was so scared! I walked into our living room to find my kitty, Bogey, breathing in little gasps. His whole tummy was inflating and deflating like a balloon. He was making a wierd little chirping/whining sound. And Bogey wouldn't respond to me at all. His eyes were half closed and fluttering. I thought he was dying...

I tend to overreact to stuff, I whipped him into his carrier and sped off to the vet. He stayed the same until a dog sniffed his carrier at the office. Then he stared to get interested and couldn't figure out how he got in the cage (his first time in it) It was pretty cute to see him trying to get out. Lol

The vet said Bogey probably had a twisted bowel and getting moved around in the carrier released the gas. I'm happy to say the little guy now seems fine, but he is gassy!

Oh, I forgot... When I thought he was dying I cried so hard... I always was a drama queen.
post #2 of 14
oh no! well im glad hes ok!!
post #3 of 14
Wow! Glad he's okay!
post #4 of 14
I'm glad he's okay! I don't think you overreacted at all, you might just have saved him!
post #5 of 14
Glad to hear your kitty is well!
post #6 of 14
I don't think that you overreacted. If a cat is unresponsive & having difficulty breathing...it is an emergency.
You did the right thing by rushing Bogey to your vet. I am so glad that it was nothing serious.
Lei
post #7 of 14
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Just an update, Bogey is running around wild.... first he did a big "job" in his box. Lol... the vet said if it happens agian I should hold him in all sorts of different position to try to let the air pass. He goes back tomarrow for his shots and the vet will reevaluate him. Thanks for responding!
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by xocats
I don't think that you overreacted. If a cat is unresponsive & having difficulty breathing...it is an emergency.
You did the right thing by rushing Bogey to your vet. I am so glad that it was nothing serious.
Lei
Exactly!
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by bogeyandbetty
I was so scared! I walked into our living room to find my kitty, Bogey, breathing in little gasps. His whole tummy was inflating and deflating like a balloon. He was making a wierd little chirping/whining sound. And Bogey wouldn't respond to me at all. His eyes were half closed and fluttering. I thought he was dying...
I would rush my kitty to the vet if this happened to her. You definitely weren't over reacting. I would think my kitty was dying too. I'm glad little Bogey is ok and it was a false alarm!
post #10 of 14
I'm so glad your kitty is OK! I don't think you over-reacted by taking him to the vet. I would have done the very same thing! Better safe than sorry.
post #11 of 14
wow what a fight but that good part is thats your kittys a oh-ka
post #12 of 14
I don't want to scare you...your vet might be right....but the same thing happened to my cat, Yank about a year ago. I walked in and he was crouching and in a "zone" and making weird noises. By the time I rushed him to the emergency vet he was fine. She thought she heard something off beat with his heart for a brief moment but wasn't positive. I brought him to my regular vet (my boss) and had an EKG done and nothing showed up and he couldn't hear anything wrong with his heart when listening to it either. I just dismissed it after that.

About 3 months later, Yank was downstairs with me while I was doing laundry. I heard him playing with his toy and thought nothing about it until all the sudden I heard strange wailing noises. I found Yank on the floor dying right in front of my eyes. My husband tried mouth to mouth but he literally died within a minute. We were devastated. Sadly I couldn't bring myself to have a necropsy (autosy) done but everyone I've talked to is certain that he must of had some sort of heart defect. I found out later that I should of had an ultrasound done. This is the only foolproof way to detect and diagnose a heart ailment.

Anyway I REALLY don't want to scare you but I just don't want you to someday have a horrible surprise like I did Take care and I hope Bogey is o.k.
post #13 of 14
I agree...I would want further info. about what happend to rule out a more serious problem.
post #14 of 14
You did the right thing! I don't even want to think about it. The vet would have to give me a sedative! Anything, I'd take it!

After reading CTCat's post, I would definitely have tests run...you never know. I'm glad he's better!

CTCAT: that's horrible. I'm so sorry.
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