How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 33849
Experience:  16 years of experience in small animal internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Dr. Peter is online now

I have a 17 year old cat who lost his voice 2 days ago. He

This answer was rated:

I have a 17 year old cat who lost his voice 2 days ago. He struggles to swallow but is still eating. I thought this morning he was getting better but seems to have worsened while I was at work. He had a similar issue a few months back, though after 2 days seemed fine.Should I try to get appointment tomorrow at vets or is lryingitis in cats common and something that heals on it's own?

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Friend, you are right, it sounds like he does have laryngitis. Typically, their voice will get better within 1 week. Normally, I would recommend to wait it out. But, if you are seeing that he is having difficulty swallowing it is best to not wait and have him checked by your vet in the morning.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

Dr. Peter and 2 other Cat Specialists are ready to help you