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Cat's Purring Doesn't Sound Right

My cat usually lies next to me and purrs. We have a very high bed and he was not jumping up on it any more. I noticed a limp in his back leg, so I took him to the vet last week. They checked him out and did blood work and will call tomorrow. Well, now he is back to jumping up on the bed, even though he is still limping, which we are not sure what the cause for that is. When he purrs, it sounds strange. It is high and sounds kind of gurgly. Not sure what this could mean. I looked on the internet for information on possibilities, but didn't find anything.
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874521 tn?1424116797
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Could possibly be asthma, don't want to scare you until you hear back tomorrow for sure but another possibility is Cardiomyopathy (HCM)would be having breathing difficulties and if he's passing small clots could explain the limp....wishing him the best hopefully nothing as serious, just giving you some possibilities. Keep us posted, fingers crossed
134578 tn?1614729226
How young or old is the cat?  I think cardiomyopathy might come on rather young.  Another possibility is that the cat had some trauma (hit by a car or shaken by a dog) and got a split diaphragm.  Did the vet listen to his chest?
11924850 tn?1601364171
Hey Awestruck13.

  Did you get the blood tests back yet?  Unless kitty worsens wait for those tests.  If you don't hear by a couple hours before closing today then call them.

  Meanwhile find out their hours for the next few days and whether or not they're closed for the holiday.  

  Find out emergency vet hours nearest to you and have a plan just in case.

  Opus88 and AnnieBrooke gave you worthy answers.

  Depending upon what your vet says about the blood tests and any additional info that you can give, like the gurgling, you can put something by your bed, like a chair , kitty steps, etc. that will help him access your bed more easily.

  Icatcare.org (stands for International Cat Care) gives good info on cardiomyopathy should you decide you need that knowledge.

  I hope all goes well with him and you.

Blessings,

  Melinda
11924850 tn?1601364171
Hey Awestruck13.

  Did you get the blood tests back yet?  Unless kitty worsens wait for those tests.  If you don't hear by a couple hours before closing today then call them.

  Meanwhile find out their hours for the next few days and whether or not they're closed for the holiday.  

  Find out emergency vet hours nearest to you and have a plan just in case.

  Opus88 and AnnieBrooke gave you worthy answers.

  Depending upon what your vet says about the blood tests and any additional info that you can give, like the gurgling, you can put something by your bed, like a chair , kitty steps, etc. that will help him access your bed more easily.

  Icatcare.org (stands for International Cat Care) gives good info on cardiomyopathy should you decide you need that knowledge.

  I hope all goes well with him and you.

Blessings,

  Melinda
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