Experts opinion needed very much !
Yesterday i took my cat to the vet because her breathing was very rapid for a while. Other vise the cat seemed happy, eating , playing, sleeping. He told me she has acute respiratory distress, he took x-rays and sent us to emergency. He couldn’t tell exactly what is wrong with the cat, but the x-ray showed cloudy white pattern in her lungs which means there is defiantly something abnormal, he assumed its asthma, but wasn’t sure.
In the emergency care hospital they put my cat into oxygen box and told me they want to keep her for at least 24 hours for further observation, tests, treatment and etc. Another doctor said that most likely it’s asthma from all the symptoms and x-rays. And that she is going to be treated for her inflammation in the lungs and for asthma etc. They gave me a bill of an estimate over 1000 $ .I agreed to leave her because my cats health is the most important.
Today i am calling the clinic and they are telling me that they want to keep her there more, that they are still not sure what is going on , they said the oxygen box did not improve her breathing , thy said that my estimate price is already on a high end (means over 1.000) I asked what have been done so far? they said they gave her drugs from lung cancer, infection, asthma, steroids , etc . etc. And the vet said to know exactly what it is they want to do a biopsy of lungs or some other things which will cost me another few thousands. I was shocked. It seems to me that they are scamming me and how could they treat the cat with all these drugs if they still don’t know what it is? Can someone explain to me what is going on ? I am extremely mad and upset over this situation.
My cat is around 6 y.o , with no previous illness history of any kind, indoor cat. I did take her to a regular vet which sent us to the emergency.
Answer by Marian
Only a Vet can tell you the answer to this question. No one here is qualified to.
P.S. Take to your own Vet. Emergency Pet Hospitals are very expensive. Do not take to a small Town Vet, though. Only a large City Vet. They know more.
Also, you don’t say how old your cat is.
Didn’t they consider Pneumonia?