My cat is 12 years old, male/neutered. He has been dealing with respiratory infections and for the past couple of months.
He was recently treated for the respiratory infection with antibiotics. Respiratory infection came back within two weeks.
My cat also sometimes acts like he is trying to pass a hairball, but he never passes anything. He sounds almost like he is huffing or wheezing. Old owner has stated it has been happening for about two years. Teeth are also not in great shape, because of lack of cleaning. Yet the cat can eat dry food fine, still has teeth. Very stinky breath.
He currently has yellow mucus coming his nose and he is very sneezy.
Note: Echo where I live costs 500.00, Nasal flush, probably 500.00, and dental cost anywhere from 700 to 3000 around my home.
But there is a clinic in Virginia(4hours from me) that just does surgical that will do the teeth removal for 300, no xray. 700 with xrays. With allow cat to be put under without echo, as long as he has no greater than a grade 4 murmur. They only remove bad teeth.
I can spend 1000 -2000 on the cat, but I can’t spend 4000 dollars, which it seems like the high end.
Current vet wants all his teeth removed and for the cat to have a nasal flush. Plus echocardiogram. He doesn’t recommend antibiotics right now. He also says the cat has a heart murmur, which he didn’t have before.
We are okay with getting procures done, but it’s very expensive. And we don’t know if any of them will solve the problem. What should we be focusing on first? The bad teeth , the nasal issue, or the wheezing?
Current vet recommends in this order: echo, flush, dental