That's what I was worried about but he didn't seem to think so. And when we got her spayed at a mobile clinic (which we did really late, she was almost 3, now turning 6 in August), they said she was a little skinny but healthy, then we had a house call vet for the dog and had her do shots for the cat too while she was here and she said she was healthy but she didn't really look at her very much and I thought she was better with the dog. And like mentioned, the new vet (well, saw him June 2014 when the dog was injured then took him and the cat last year, due for this year), also said she's healthy and that he didn't hear anything and she was 9 pounds like 2 ounces. So that's 3 vets and I should buy it but I don't. None have looked at her in depth and even as a kitten she had this real funny little pur, real loud and sounded like a race car and sometimes she would throw weird sounds in there like a breathing thing so idk. I'd like to try going again and having them really look at her or having her go to a specialty cat clinic in the same area. I would just like to be absolutely sure and rule everything out and everyone just glances at her, does teeth and ears, and that's it. When I mentioned the coughing he listened once or twice but shes long hair. Now that was last year and it was just a couple coughs and occasionally and she doesn't do it now so who knows but still
How often is the litter box cleaned and how much of an ammonia issue are you noticing? The fact that you see that as a potential cause would seem to indicate that you may need to adjust your maintenance schedule even if the actual issue is stemming from another cause.
Well we used to rarely clean it and it would sometimes go like a month. although I don't think it actually ever got that bad because my dad usually wound up cleaning it so maybe it was less that a month but point is it always smelled. Now recently I've been trying to clean it at least every week, I started doing daily but didn't keep up past the first few days. But right now I'm really behind and haven't cleaned it in probably a few weeks. It smells bad. I think I'll do it today. But the other thing is she used to go outside of it or the dog would hsve accidents and my dad would spray bleach on it and he's done that several times over the years plus even if he didn't the pee probably soaks in the concrete so even if we clean it sometimes it smells. I wonder if the bleach would cause her problems? But a couple weeks ago I got mad at him and wouldn't let him and I put vinegar where she had just peed in a corner and all the previous spots and all over and that really seemed to help. And she used to hang out in the basement a lot but now comes upstairs often. Maybe I should also start feeding her upstairs so she's down there less often??? And start consistently cleaning the box every day or multiple times a day and allow no more bleach ever again and see if that helps her???
Edited by KDOGG331 - 3/13/16 at 3:05pm