Differentiating Between Types of Respiratory Distress in Cats

April 2, 2017

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, gives advice on how to differentiate between different types of respiratory distress in cats.

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, gives advice on how to differentiate between different types of respiratory distress in cats. Upper airway disorders usually have a loud breathing component with the cat’s mouth slightly ajar while with lower airway disorders, the cat’s mouth tends to be closed.