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My cat has swollen ribs and awkward gait?

Posted by Mikesmith1985

My cat was found in my basement, his ribs are swollen and protrude at the sides and cause him pain, he wont move much and walks awkwardly for a very short time
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That's not much to go on, but the first thing that comes to mind is trauma of some sort. However, cats who have difficulty breathing due that and for any one of a number of other causes may expand their chest cavity and rib cage in an effort to draw in as much air as possible. Given the nature of his symptoms, I suggest you have him examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
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