Persistent panting could be a sign of lung, heart disorder in cats

August 24, 2017

Persistent panting could be a sign of lung, heart disorder in cats

Some cats pant infrequently as a cooling mechanism or when they are anxious, but persistent panting can be a sign of congestive heart failure, allergic bronchitis, asthma and other disorders, says veterinarian Aimee Simpson, medical director of VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia. Cats whose panting is persistent should be examined by a veterinarian, who may order chest X-rays or perform an echocardiogram, Dr. Simpson says.

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