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7 Month Old Kitten Coughing?

My 7 month old kitten keeps coughing hard? She was neutered 12 days ago. She is still wearing her collar because one of her stitches still needs time. She is playful and eating properly, but she has been coughing badly for 3 days. Sometimes after she has been sleeping. We are giving her hairball treatment and using proper litter with minimum dust.

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We took her to the vet, he checked her heart beat and said that it is nothing to worry about. He thought it may be from eating quickly or something. We are worried because she seems to be choking. Any ideas?

By emmah

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October 22, 20110 found this helpful

If you took it to the vet, then I wouldn't worry too much. Maybe its just a fluke she's going through. Something her body is going through as she's growing. If shes doing doing it in a week, I would go back to a different vet.

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October 24, 20110 found this helpful

My new cat had a respiratory infection with very bad coughing. The vet ordered a liquid antibiotic in fish flavor to add to the food.

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In five days the coughing was stopped. Have your cat checked again.

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October 24, 20110 found this helpful

Change your Veterinarian to one who can make the correct diagnosis what the "something" your current Vet can't answer. Please keep us all informed she is a sweet girl.

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October 24, 20110 found this helpful

Good advice so far. Ask the Vet if they used a tube in her throat for anesthesia when she was spayed. That can cause irritation. Vets tend to forget to point this out.

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October 24, 20110 found this helpful

All very good advice. Especaially about changing vets. If your vet says "it's nothing to worry about" and doesn't tell you the cause of the coughing, then he isn't too concerned about the health and wellfare of your cat. I had a vet like that too and am in the process now of finding a better one.

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Lizzyanny had a good point too. If they shoved a tube down his throat it could be irritation. But if that's the case, then the vet should have given you something to soothe the coughing and make your cat more comfortable.

My dog had a bit of irritation after being neutered and (after confirming it was nothing more than irritation from the tube) I gave him a small squirt of liquid Chloraseptic no more than twice a day as needed. LOL Wasn't easy, but once it got back there it did give him the relief he needed and allowed his throat to heal.

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October 24, 20110 found this helpful

Please take the collar off as a cat doesn't have to have one on when it is spayed or neutered. The collar could be a large part of your problem. And please change your vet. He should have given you an antibotic to take home with baby and for 8.00's well worth it.

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Over the years I have mama'd spayed and neutered over a l00 cats and never had one with a collar or not sent home without meds. I even have a pretty girl the vet gave up on because her face was so damaged with maggots because someone screwed a can on her head and threw her out. Take care of your baby and you'll never regret her.

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