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My cat is breathing funny.

cade lindellcade lindell Member Posts: 1
edited 23 June, 2007 in Cat Health
I just brought my 4 month old cat home to my house from my girlfriends house, and we gave him a bath when he got here. FLEAS! i swear I've never seen so many fleas. there were at least 500 on him. We washed him for about 10 minutes with dawn dish washing detergent, we were told by a cat owner that this was an easy way to get rid of the fleas, and it worked, they all fell off dead in about 5 minutes. Well, Now my cat is breathing oddly, sounds like a gurgle, and hes sneezing. did he inhale water possibly? is this serious?


  • Hazel_LucyHazel_Lucy PurrsvilleMember Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 June, 2007
    Any time a cat has trouble breathing, go to the vet. The Dawn may have caused a reaction or worse. Please don't delay.
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 23 June, 2007
    Dawn is very safe, however, you could have aspirated some of the water or the stress of the bath could be causing breathing issues. Time to go into the vet.
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