What Is the Most Common Reason for Respiratory Distress in Cats?

March 8, 2017

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, explains how congestive heart failure is the most common reason for respiratory distress in cats.

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC, associate professor of small animal emergency and critical care at Purdue University, explains how congestive heart failure is the most common reason for respiratory distress in cats. Common presentations of congestive heart failure in cats are when the cat stops eating, hides, and breathes faster for a few days.