June 20, 2003 - last week, my husband and I adopted a beautiful longhaired dilute Tortoiseshell Cat from our local pound. All we know about her is that she is a 2-year-old spayed female and her owners had to move to an apartment where pets were not allowed. You can see she was well taken care of, however, her breathing seems very rapid. She will play for very short periods of time and then be so out of breath, she has to rest. Other visitors to our house have noticed her rapid breath, even while she is in deep sleep. (So it’s not just us) Other that that she seems well (appetite, affection etc). What could cause this?
Many things can cause this including a heart condition, asthma, heartworm dz, pleural effusion etc.. Your pet should be examined by your vet. vetcare