Just a couple questions...

by Corrine
(Racine, WI, USA)

My darling Carly :)

My darling Carly :)

I had 2 siamese cats growing up, and recently adopted Carly, a seal point. She is a very unique cat, and will bite her food in half, and spit the other half out. I was just wondering if this is just a unique trait, or if I should get her mouth rechecked? Everything seems fine, she eats 2-3 cups of food a day, so I'm not too worried, its just kinda odd. Also, she tends to hide all of her toys in the couch and bite us (not hard--more like playful) when we get close to it...is this because in the wild cats would do similar things or does she just enjoy hiding them?

Now onto the problem that I'm starting to worry about. Money is kind of tight right now, so I'm hoping this is nothing too serious, but once in a while, she will start wheezing and moving her head side to side...it sounds as if shes trying to cough up a hairball, but doesn't cough up anything. It is normally over in a matter of seconds, but I was just wondering if maybe she just can't cough the hairballs up, or if it is something worse.

Thanks for all you help!

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Dec 29, 2011
by: Corrine

Thanks for your advice...shortly after I posted this, her coughing fits have stopped, so I'm thinking maybe it was just a little cold. She has a vet appointment scheduled for the middle of January, so hopefully that goes well. Thanks again!

Dec 26, 2011
Find a good clinic
by: angelina diantonio

I agree have her checked by a good Vet.We have great Humaine Societies where I live.Look for a BBB clinic or Vet.

Dec 21, 2011
Odd Cat Behavior
by: Anonymous

I can feel you with money being tight... although I would suggest having your cat checked. Maybe there's a lose tooth or gum problem or a sore throat. Maybe the food and wheezy thing are all conncted. If you have a good vet hospital/college nearby (we have one in Philly, PA), they usually have clinics and you will receive the most marvelous treatment there... a fleet of doc in training along with the top doc with tons of experience and compassion. That was my experience. I never regretted the 2 hour each way trip. But a local vet you trust can check your cat's mouth and teeth and throat. Better safe than sorry. My cats have provided so much love and affection that I consider them another one of my kids. I would never not take my kids for a doctor visit... maybe me but not my kids or cats :) Good luck and I hope that all is well. Your pussycat is just beautiful !

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