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Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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My cat just moved into a new place with me today but I

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Hi my cat just moved into a new place with me today but I notice his stomach is contracting a bit more intense than usual when he’s at rest. Not sure if he’s just anxious about the new place or it could be something else?
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Have you tried anything so far that helps the cat with his anxiety?
Customer: Anxiety drops
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Bushki, about 7 - he’s adopted
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Not sure
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.Do you mean his breathing is laboured?
Could you please count how many times a minute he's breathing?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I counted the movement. About 115 per minute. He seems fine otherwise- just his chest/stomach area moving has me a bit concerned
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
This is incredibly fast.
Cats should breathe about 12 to 20 times a minute and anything over 30 breaths a minute is a medical emergency.
He may not be getting enough oxygen.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.
It could be that the move has caused stress and unmasked a medical issue such as heart disease, asthma or fluid on the lungs.He needs to see a vet immediately who can examine him and perhaps provide oxygen and medicine. When stable, a chest xrays can be taken to help diagnose the issue.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Not at all.

Do you know where you can bring him now?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
We recently moved to the UK so he isn’t registered with a vet yet so they can’t take him until registered which I just did. His breathing is slower now and he’s eating but monitoring him until I can hear back from the vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Ok, good. So the sooner he can be seen the better.

If there is anything else, please let me know.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
That’s all thank you
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 11 days ago.

Sure thing and wishing Bushki all the very best.

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