Sphynx wheezing cough

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    Occasionally my 8 year old male Sphynx will have cough attacks where he will stretch his neck out and start wheezing. I took him to the vet and they could not find anything wrong with him. They even did x-rays. Does anybody else's Sphynx do this and do you know why??
     

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    @guest Hello and welcome! Have you changed litter? Some times the dust from litter can cause issues. You might trying boosting respiratory system with L-Lysine.

    L-Lysine for Sphynx Cats

    You also might try to catch an episode and video tape it for your vet.

    Patti
     
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      @guest My boy Toa does the same. A few times a week (but not every day) he will stretch his neck, hold his head close to the ground and coughs. It sounds like something is stuck in his throad but nothing comes. My vet didn't find the reason. The vet said not to worry cause it's not an every day issue.

      I observed it and I see him do this when he wants attention and I don't give him enough attention right away. I also see him do it when I'm preparing his food and he thinks I'm not fast enough. But I also see him do it without a reason (or at least a reason as far as I see). So yes I have a sphynx how does the same but don't know why.

      Most of the time when he's coughing and I say "Toa, stop it" he stops coughing.

      If you find the reason your sphynx is doing this I would like to hear it!
       
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      Thank you! We use the dust free crystal cat litter and have been for a while but he has also had this problem for a while too.
       
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      That Toa. He really needs to quit smoking!
       
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        Welcome to sphynxlair, good to have you.
        Handsome little Gentleman, you have. If that's him in
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          Ha ha it really does sound like a smokers cough!!:ROFLMAO:
           
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          Can you share a video of the episode? Just upload it to Youtube or Vine, even Instagram and just paste the URL in the post, it may help others identify the problem. Perhaps asthma?



           
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            Yeah next time he does it I will get a video. It does seem like it could be asthma!
             
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              That link didn't work. This one should
               
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              This sounds a little like the weezing cough @admin posted of the cat with astma. But not quit the same. It sounds different then the cough from my boy who is just asking for attention. I don't know what it is. I think is best to show the video to your vet.
              Or maybe somebody else chime in who regonize this.
               
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                I would surely see the vet and bring the video along, I think it may be asthma but a vet visit is the safest bet and then you can get medication for it. Please keep us posted. :)
                 
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