- Feb 22, 2017
Over the last couple weeks, I have noticed my three year old FIV+ male cat, breathing faster than usual, mainly when he's awake. After he falls asleep comfortably, and 5-10 minutes go by, his breathing rate goes down. He isn't showing any other symptoms, and has a bigger appetite now than he has in a long time, as when he was first diagnosed with FIV, he had mouth ulcers and wasn't eating well for awhile.I am low on money at the moment, or I would have taken him to the vet already. I am also confused, as to why he has this unusual symptom and nothing else. I have checked for swelling too, and found nothing. Has anyone else experienced this with their cat? The cat I am posting about is also very skiddish and jumpy, and is always trying to get into something. He also cries out any time he smells food cooking, especially chicken or turkey. He behaves more like a kitten sometimes than a grown cat.