• Brit's 10 1/2. Her appetite is good, she drinks well, and she pees & poops very well. Over the past few days I've noticed that she sounds obstructed when she exhales... her air intake seems fine, but she makes a raspy noise on the outflow. It's not so obvious when she's sleeping, although her snoring is louder than usual. She had a comprehensive exam two months ago and did fine. She's still biting her paws in spite of allergy meds administered by Dr. Horndeski. Brit's still playful and affectionate, but her noisy exhalation is a bit concerning.

    Hi Lois,
    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian. A new noise while breathing is concerning. This sound can be caused by many different thins including bronchitis, an upper respiratory infection, obesity, allergies, or something more severe like pneumonia or heart disease. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of this after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests and/or x-rays to help with the diagnosis. The treatment she needs will depend on the underlying cause of her symptoms.

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