Why is my cat panting?
Original Question: What is causing my cat to pant? - Anonymous
Cats do not pant often. However, they may pant during hot weather to cool themselves down. Keep fresh water available and turn on fans or air conditioners to minimize your cat’s risk of heat stroke.
Emotional distress or physical discomfort may trigger panting in cats. Medical causes include asthma, heart disease, heartworm, and congestive heart failure. Contact your vet if your cat’s panting is frequent or excessive.
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