A woman spent $12,500 on her cat after being concerned about her strange behavior, only to discover that her pet is simply odd. Abigail Laker, 23, fell in love with Moose, a cat, and decided to adopt her last year.
Moose’s veterinarian, on the other hand, noticed something unusual about her breathing. However, Moose’s veterinarian noticed something unexpected about her breathing.
“At first I didn’t realize there was a problem. I took her to the vet to get spayed and the vet noticed that she would breathe fast so they asked me if she usually did that as it could be something serious,” Laker was quoted as saying by LADbible.
She said, “They told me they would do some investigating as they didn’t want to put her under if there was a problem. I just thought it was normal as I have had cats before but Moose is my first cat since moving out.”
The pet parent added, “I’ve also always had dogs, and dogs pant, so I didn’t think it was a weird thing until the vet asked me to keep track of it and that’s when I noticed how much she did it.” Cats typically take 15 to 30 breaths per minute, according to VCA Animal Hospitals, but Laker noticed that Moose’s breathing was unusual.
“Sometimes she would be breathing at 80 [breaths] a minute,” the cat’s mom said. “I was having to rush her to the vet when it would be over 100 a minute.” After spending A$12,500 on tests over several months, the vets simply stated that Moose is a bit odd.
Laker said, “A specialist vet ended up diagnosing Moose, he basically told me that Moose is just a bit weird. Which was a relief, but it did cost $12,500 for them to find that out.”
She added, “[The vet] said they have done every test they can and Moose’s breathing has nothing to do with her heart or lungs and it’s probably just behavioral. It was a strange response and he said that she has decided she wants to be a cat who pants.” ‘It’s definitely typical of her to be that dramatic… she has a crazy personality anyway, and I think that’s a part of it,” she further said.