My poor kitty is panting. Could it be the heat? or should I be really worried?
I've looked up feline panting on the internet and "they" say there's cause for concern, but I live in an 18' motor home with no electricity at the moment and it's hot and humid here in Mississippi so the poor thing could very well be... well... hot. I have to say that when we were in AZ I didn't see him much during the day so I don't know if he was panting there or not. I don't remember him doing so, but I worked most days, and we had electricity then so the AC was running on the hot days... and it didn't get as hot there as it is here because we were in the mountains.
I've tried to keep it as cool as possible in here, the curtains are drawn, I'm parked under a tree, I have a battery operated fan going, but it's still pretty warm. I'm sweating but not so hot that I can't breathe.
was fine yesterday
when it was overcast and slightly cooler, but he's been panting off and on for about a week now. It worries me because I didn't know cats *could* pant! I should mention, in case you missed my last post, that he's overweight (25 lbs! He's a big kitty!). That might have something to do with his discomfort? Maybe?
I have zero dollars for a vet at the moment and won't have anything resembling and income for a couple of weeks (when my job starts), so I cannot take him to be seen. Will the humane society take him away because I can't afford a vet right now if I try to have them look at him? Will the look at him? I'm really very concerned about him. I've grown quite attached to him these two months we've been together.