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Nicole | 10 months ago
My 8 Year Old Cat Has Had A Snorting Nose For Over Half His Life. Vets Constantly …

My 8 year old cat has had a snorting nose for over half his life. Vets constantly prescribing him antibiotics. They want to check for polyp and every one in my area quotes me at 3-4 k just for the rhinoscopy. I’d hate to have to put him out twice when they do find a polyp. I have been suspecting it for years but nobody wanted to take me seriously. Instead they keep giving him antibiotics and the antibiotics do not help. I have videos of the noises he makes and I have found Dr Magnificos you tube videos a few years back. I am willing to travel for what you do for nasal polyps! I can’t afford 3-4K just for diagnostic and then another few thousand for removal. If you have a recommendation for me, or if you can see my cat I would be so incredibly grateful!! I just want him to be able to breathe better.

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
9 months ago

Hello,
Based in experience alone I would find it very unlikely a polyp is to blame. They grow over time and worsen clinical signs as they do. It seems like it is more likely to be chronic rhinitis or asthma.

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Gisele | 1 year ago
I Have A 8 Year Old American Shorthair. Her Name Is Puma. We Recently Experienced A Very …

I have a 8 year old American Shorthair. Her name is Puma. We recently experienced a very traumatizing and costly visit to the emergency room. They recommended euthanizing her since we couldn’t afford their costly treatment plan. They explained that she had severe narrowing of her trachea due to a growth. Possible nasal polyps. Her more overt symptoms include an obvious blockage, snoring/snorting sounds while breathing, and head shaking. I recently watched Dr. Magnifico’s video on Stripes and his Nasopharyngeal Polyp removal and was surprised to see that sedation and a visual exam/removal could be done within such a short time with great results. Giving my husband and I restored hope. We love our little girl so much and don’t know what we do without her. Are there any vets within this network that anyone would recommend that would charge a more reasonable pricing for a similar procedure in California?

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1 year ago

Hi😊🐾 I would start with a discussion with your regular vet to see if they could point you in the direction of someone who is capable. They should have a better idea of people in the area. You also might want to call local rescues, humane society, etc. as they may know of someone to put you in touch with, since they are usually networked with a larger group of veterinarians. Perhaps even searching on the internet may help get you to someone who could help. I hope to that you are able to find someone and that they can… Read more »

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Kyle | 1 year ago
Kitty With A Coughing Attack

Hello Dr. Magnifico!
I found you on YouTube! I wanted to tell you how wonderful I think it is that you are going above and beyond to help pet owners worldwide!
I have a 4 year old female cat named boots. For over a year now, she has been having pretty severe coughing attacks daily. I have taken her to multiple vets that can’t tell me what’s going on. I have heard both upper and lower respiratory conditions could be involved. We got a chest X ray 2 weeks ago and it came back negative. Tried asthma medicine with no help. Tried an antibacterial in case it was an infection, and only very mild relief. Using 5mg Zyrtec daily has some relief. My vet suggests it may be nasopharyngeal polyps. I visited your page and saw your video removing these polyps in a cat, and the symptoms I have found for polyps don’t seem to quite match Boots. She doesn’t have a snorting sound while breathing, but her breathing is sometimes audible at rest. I am very fearful to proceed with further testing or procedures because I don’t want to spend so much money without knowing the problem will be fixed. Any suggestions?! THANK YOU!!

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1 year ago

Hello, I’m sorry for the delay. Covid has had me working like crazy. I think that a polyp should always be considered and your vet, or some credible accessible vet, should be willing to sedate to look behind the soft palate. It is a quick and easy thing to do, but, they also have to be willing to try to remove it. There are a fair number of vets around who love this procedure. Call everyone you can and ask for help. We are out there. You just have to dig. The other helpful tips are to call the local… Read more »

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Heather | 2 years ago
I Have A 9yo. Siamese That Has Been Diagnosed With Possible Nasal Polyps. His …

I have a 9yo. Siamese that has been diagnosed with possible nasal polyps. His more overt symptoms include an obvious blockage, snoring/snorting sounds while breathing, some drainage, head shaking. He has seen 3 different vets, all giving estimates for upwards of 2.5k+ for an investigative rhinoscopy/surgery.
I recently watched Dr. Magnifico’s video on Stripes and his Nasopharyngeal Polyp removal and was surprised to see that sedation and a visual exam/removal could be done within such a short time with great results. This was never offered as an option with any other vet visits.
Are there any vets within this network that anyone would recommend that would charge a more reasonable pricing for a similar procedure in the greater NYC area?

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1 year ago

Hello,
Call my friends at Long Island Spay and Neuter. I bet he would be willing to try to examine your kitty and help. I ask one small favor in return. Please PLEASE! Let me know what happens and please also add your cats experience and price for care into our storyline section. It will help others. And pay it forward. Let me know what happens.

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Lupe | 2 years ago
My 6-year-old Cat Has Recently Had Some Trouble Breathing And Has A Snoring Sound When Breathing In.

My 6-year-old cat has recently had some trouble breathing. She gets a deep sounding snore when breathing in and can’t seem to take a complete breath. The snoring only seems to occur when she is breathing in, and not out. The snoring does sometimes stop. This mainly happens when she is sleeping, her breaths are softer and she seems to be able to breath better. I have also noticed that when I hold her mouth open a little bit, she is able to breathe in and out without any problem. She occasionally has sneezing fits, but they are very rare to see. There is no discharge from her nose, eyes, or ears. She actually has a very dry nose. I have also noticed that she has been eating less than before, but she is still able to eat and drink water. We took her to a vet, but they told us they would only be able to diagnose her with an endoscopy, which they said would cost us around $1,300. I’ve looked online for symptoms similar to hers and cats that had similar breathing patterns/sounds. The closest thing I have been able to find is something called a “nasopharyngeal polyp”. I’m a little lost on what to do. Should I continue with the first vet, and get a concrete diagnosis? or get a second opinion and maybe bring up what I found while researching online? The cost of the first vet is kind of high for me as I’m a college student, but If it is what my cat needs to be able to breathe comfortably again I’ll pay it.

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2 years ago

Hello, I think that it perfectly acceptable to go back to your vet and express your concerns. I also think it is completely inappropriate to not have offered loads of options, everything from medications to inhalers, to humidifiers your supplements to referral in this case. I also think that all vets should be willing to do a sedated oral cavity exploratory exam to look for a polyp. But that’s just me and lots of vets think I am too generous with my patients and clients. So maybe you should talk to your vet and ask friends family and all local… Read more »

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Andy Anderson | 4 years ago
Nasal Polyp Possible- My Cat Needs Desperate Help- I Am Located In Orlando, Fl- I…

Nasal Polyp possible- My cat needs desperate help- I am located in Orlando, Fl- I have a Male Ragdoll mix cat with sever Nasal problems. It sounds like there is something in his nasal cavity , this has been going on for years and recently has gotten severe to the point that his meow sounds completely different. He is now unable to sleep, snores really loud and when cleaning himself snorts and chokes. I have taken him to 3 vets here in Orlando and all of them say it’s allergies and give me antihistamine-I fear he doesn’t have long left under these circumstances. I did have one vet say that they could do a Nasal Scope but would have to put him out and due to his age it could be fatal to go under the gas- Not sure what is left for me to do. 🙁

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Indiana Carroll
Indiana Carroll(@indiana12)
3 years ago

I am so sorry to here that but i do not know what to do but one thing that u can do is that wait 3-4 more days and then if it gets worse then go to a professional vet and see what they say. If they say the exact same thing then you might have to do that but i am so sorry for your cat

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3 years ago

Have you tried speaking with a vet practice that specializes in cancer diag? At this point, if it’s a tumor, it’s been growing for so long that I’d worry about what you *could* do.

Unfortunately, you cannot act without a full diagnosis. If he is otherwise healthy, I’d seriously consider doing the scope.

Indiana, please read the entire post before commenting. He said he’s taken him to three different vets with inconclusive results.

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3 years ago

May I ask how old he is, and why you think he’s an anesthesia risk?

Krista Magnifico
Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
3 years ago

Hello,
Depending on your finances and your cats condition I would call rescues and shelters near you and ask who they use that they trust and find affordable? In my clinic I start with an exam a presumptive diagnosis and go from there. In my own Cat I ended up sedating her to look for a polyp. When I didn’t find one I flushed her nose and moved on to treatable options like chronic rhinitis/sinusitis and have been treating her for herpes and intermittent infection for the last 7 plus years.

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Amber James | 4 years ago
I Have A 10 Year Old Female Miniature Daschund. She Has Recently Gained A Lot…

I have a 10 year old female miniature daschund. She has recently gained a lot of weight but doesn’t eat very much. She drinks more than she eats. She is still active and plays like she has always. I’ve also noticed she has heavy breathing especially while sleeping. She also snorts like a little pig sometimes, which shes always done that. What could be causing her weight gain? She isn’t allowed table food and her amount of food is what shes supposed to have for her breed.

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Shiria(@shiriaseelenlicht)
4 years ago

I agree with Laura. I’d defintily get her a full check. Thyroid is a possibility, and with what you tell about her breathing I also think about some sort of odema – fluid in her belly or lungs – this can be caused by heart problems but can be treated well with medication.

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4 years ago

The very first thing I would do is get her in for a full senior blood panel, which should include a full thyroid workup, particularly if you have not been getting her bloodwork done annually. My guess, based on my research as the owner of a breed prone to hypothyroidism, is your dog’s thyroid is misbehaving. Fortunately, thyroid issues are usually treated very easily with medication.

If this proves to be something OTHER than thyroid, discuss further with your vet. You might have to change foods, reduce the amount you feed, or increase her exercise.

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4 years ago

Heck, it could be Cushing’s, too. Only way to get answers is at the vet, first.

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
4 years ago

I agree with both! I also suspect the breathing sounds are also secondary to the weight gain. Please see your vet ASAP. Obesity in dachshunds can cause difficulty breathing and predisposes back injury.

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Daniel Schwarz | 5 years ago
My Dog Is Coughing And Snorting, Extended Belly, And Vomiting Everytime He Drinks Water. We…

My dog is coughing and snorting, extended belly, and vomiting everytime he drinks water. We are taking him to the vet tomorrow but what do those symptoms mean.

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Jo Bickerstaff | 5 years ago
My 19 Week Old Norfolk Terrier Puppy Has Been Snorting And Sneezing For A Few…

My 19 week old Norfolk terrier puppy has been snorting and sneezing for a few days. He is generally well, playing, eating, drinking etc as normal but is especially sneezy and making snorting noises in the mornings when he first gets up. He has also been dry retching. Generally during the day he seems better, just doing it occasionally. I did take him to the vets last week because he kept having a white discharge in his eyes in the morinings and she thought that this could be an allergy. Since then I have washed all of his blankets and favourite toy in wasn’t powder and fabric conditioner, could this be causing the issues? Not sure what to do to help him, he just sounds like he has a sniffly nose.

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Dylana Nering | 6 years ago
We Gave Our Puppy A Bath And He Won’t Stop Snorting. Could He Have Inhaled…

We gave our puppy a bath and he won’t stop snorting. Could he have inhaled water? Should we take him to an emergency vet hospital?

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5 years ago

I’m sorry I didn’t see this last night.  How is he doing this morning?  I don’t think an ER visit is needed but if he’s still snorting I’d give the vet a call to see if there’s anything that needs to be done.