Okay so I’ve had a cat for 3 months (it was a stray) and she’s roughly 1 year old. I know little about cats and I’m wondering about her breathing. It’s roughly 31 breaths/min when she’s sitting (usually lower when she’s in a deep sleep) and I think this is normal for her. However If cats breathe from their chests, why can you see the spot on the lower part of the body rise and fall when they’re sleeping, and move slightly when they’re sitting? Sometimes when my cat’s asleep that spot on the lower part of her body will rise and fall very quickly for about 2 seconds max. Is this normal? Also sometimes -mainly when she’s purring- her breathing changes so she’ll inhale normally- and exhale quite suddenly- which can cause her to shudder slightly. Is this normal?
Also I’ve got the links to some videos of my cat breathing and would be grateful if you checked them out-
Btw my cat has had several check ups since I got her and the vet’s never said anything about her breathing.
Sorry for all the questions – I’m just confused!