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Old April 30th, 2008, 11:37 AM
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Is he swallowing a lot? Does he have a trace of a heart murmer? My cat Jake had the same thing - here's the thread I started: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=46076

Turns out he had a Feline Herpes outbreak that was misdiagnosed. Usually asthma doesn't develop in older cats, but it can't be completely ruled out..

Has Tommie been in a slightly stressful situation lately? Many cats have FHV but it's dormant until they experience something stressful - a move, a new cat, a new family member, that sort of thing..

You can't cure it, but you can treat it. I had Jake on some Clavamox and some L-Lysine, and he was better after a short while.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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