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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. You're through to Dr Chris, a Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you shortly.
I'm sorry to hear this with your cat and I understand how worrying it can be. Breathing difficulties certainly are a cause for concern. In a cat excess breathing effort, an increased respiratory rate (over 30 breaths per minute at rest) or any signs of prolonged open mouth breathing should prompt an urgent visit to the vets. Often these symptoms can indicate heart or respiratory disease which can sometimes be treated to varying degrees but correct and early diagnosis is important.
I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.