What kind of testing will my cat undergo to check for a respiratory condition?

Original Question: I feel like my cat breathes kind of weird and I just want a vet’s opinion on it. I have a video of my cats breathing and I would really appreciate if you could take a quick look at it and say if it’s okay or if I should take action. - Tom

What kind of testing will my cat undergo to check for a respiratory condition? Jul 17, 2017

Hi Tom,

A video of your cat breathing is a great tool. Unfortunately, it’s only a part of the information that we can use to help diagnose a cat respiratory condition. A more thorough history is needed and the most important part is to actually have a listen to the lungs. Some radiographs (x-rays) might also be indicated. I would encourage you to schedule an appointment with your vet and after they have asked some additional questions and examined him/her, have them watch the video to help come up with a comprehensive monitoring or treatment plan.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Ryan Llera

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