NOISY BREATHING

THE DANGER OF NOISY BREATHING

If your cat makes a lot of noise while breathing it could be a sign of a medical issue. You shouldn’t hear your cat breathe.  A noisy sound coming from your cat while breathing could be a sign your pet has Nasopharyngeal Polyps. Ais a mass that grows in the back of the cat’s throat. These polyps are treatable and is definitely something you want to get taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on the location of the polyp, the effects on the cat can be significant. If the polyp forms on the back of the throat or in the nasal cavity this can affect breathing, eating and swallowing.  These polyps can become cancerous and also develop in the middle ear or external ear, which can affect hearing and balance. Some of the signs to look for are snoring, noisy breathing, problems with balance and inner ear infection.

This is why it is importance to have a yearly physical for your pet by your veterinarian in order to catch the polyps early. There are two way to treated theses polyps. Polyps can be plucked or pulling with a slow and steady traction or surgical removal of the polyps from the throat or nasal cavity and if the polyps are in the middle ear or ear canal the procedure is called bulla osteotomy. To learn more about this procedure please go to  http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/ventral%20bulla.htm.

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