I have a foster cat who pants randomly. She’ll play wildly, sometimes for minutes, sometimes…

I have a foster cat who pants randomly. She’ll play wildly, sometimes for minutes, sometimes just for a few seconds, then she will pant a bit and get back to playing. At first I thought it was heat but it’s not really hot in the house.

Subscribe
Notify of
30,117 Comment threads
364 Thread replies
Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
Comment authors
1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Sarah, What a great question! Cats do pant for a few reasons. They pant when they are hot,they pant when they are excited,and they pant when they are anxious or nervous. Lots and lots of cats come into the clinic panting and I know that most of the time it is nerves. Within a few minutes they settle down and stop panting. IF the panting persists, or your cat starts doing other abnormal things, like drinking alot, gums are pale, or dark red, or they seem painful then I would say that it is time for a vet check.… Read more »