So my family owns three cats. We got the youngest one in 2005. She was found in a dumpster at a very young age. I agreed to pay for everything for her, so we brought her home.
She has started this weird thing. It will randomly sound like she's hyperventilating. I know it is not her trying to cough up a hairball, I know what that sounds like considering we have two other cats, one of which is a hairball queen. Hah. She is at a healthy weight.
I can't really describe it any other way besides it sounding like she is hyperventilating. It only lasts for 30 seconds tops. But it is starting to happen more frequently. It definitely brings her discomfort, because when it happens she will run away from anyone she is near and kinda hunch over [but once again, definitely not a hairball].
I would love to hear any ideas! I told my mom we should bring her to the vet, so we will probably do that. However, she is terrified of leaving our house and being around people she doesn't know [to the point that she rubbed fur off her face so she had bald spots when we had to bring her to my dads house in between my mom moving houses], so I hate putting her through that.
Thanks for any help in advance!