November 2007 Issue

Does Your Cat Snore?

Worse than just keeping you up at night, your cat's snoring may signify a serious health problem. Here are the signs.

If you think snoring partners are bad, consider this: Iris Hunter, 53, from Durham, North Carolina has five cats. The youngest is three and the oldest of the crew is 17. All are domestic short-hairs, with three tabbies among them. And, unfortunately, all of them snore. "At first I thought it was my husband," says Iris, but the snoring actually came from her cats. Snoring pets may bring just as many laughs as snoring spouses, but neither is all that funny. As with humans, snoring in cats can cause sleep deprivation for those who hear it and is sometimes a sign of serious illness for the snorer.

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