Woman spends Rs 7 lakh at vets to be told her cat is ‘just weird’ | Picture: Caters
- “Sometimes she was breathing at 80 [breaths] one minute,” Laker said
- She added: ‘I had to rush her to the vet when there were over 100 a minute’
- After spending A$12,500 (Rs 7 lakh) on tests, vets finally diagnosed Moose as ‘just weird’
Abigail Laker, 23, fell in love with a cat named Moose last year and decided to adopt him.
However, Moose’s vet noticed something unusual about his breathing.
But Moose’s vet noticed something odd about his breathing.
“At first I didn’t realize there was a problem. I took her to the vet to have her spayed and the vet noticed she was breathing rapidly so they asked me if she usually does because it could be something serious,” Laker said. quoted as saying by LADbible.
She said: “They told me they would investigate as they didn’t want to lock him up if there was a problem. I just thought it was normal as I had cats before but Moose is my first cat since I moved.”
The pet owner added, “I’ve always had dogs too, and dogs pant, so I didn’t think it was a weird thing until the vet asked me to keep track and that’s when I noticed how well she was doing it.”
According to VCA Animal Hospitals, cats typically breathe between 15 and 30 breaths per minute, but Laker noticed that Moose’s breathing was different.
“Sometimes she was breathing at 80 [breaths] a minute,” the cat mom said. “I had to rush her to the vet when there were over 100 a minute.”
After spending A$12,500 (Rs 7 lakh) on testing over a stressful period of months, vets simply said Moose was just a little weird.
Laker said, “A specialist vet ended up diagnosing Moose, he basically told me Moose was just a little weird. Which was a relief, but it cost them $12,500 to find out.”
She added, “[The vet] says they’ve done all the tests possible and that Moose’s breathing has nothing to do with his heart or lungs and it’s probably just behavioral. It was a weird response and he said she decided she wanted to be a panting cat.”
“It’s definitely typical of her to be so dramatic…she has a crazy personality anyway, and I think that’s part of it,” she added.