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.
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?
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!!
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?
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.
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. 🙁
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.
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.
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.
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?