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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she strictly indoors?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Is the temperature warm where she is in?
1- Is it possible for you to take her rectal temperature? If she becomes even a little stress do not continue and stop. Thanks
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Friend, in response to your question yes it is possible that she is panting because of the temperature if it is very warm. However, in cats as a species when they are breathing as you have described it is also important to rule out an underlying heart or lung disease. In other words, her breathing could be an indication that her heart is failing as a pump. If this is the case and she goes untreated by a veterinarian the outcome is often fatal; for this reason I would strongly recommend having her checked by a veterinarian as soon as you can. If you have access to ER vet I would have her checked tonight, do not wait. Unfortunately not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have a significant therapeutic benefit except keeping her in a cool room ideally with a/c. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.
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