Young cat, frequently out of breath, panting...normal?
I have a neutered tabby about one years old. He is a sweet boy; my older spayed female cat may disagree but he seems to be in good health. He has had all his shots and a clean bill of health from the vet. I have noticed, however, that he gets out of breath quite easily. Just tonight, I was playing with him with a "feather on a stick" toy, he was chasing it pretty hard; he has amazing tracking skills, but after about 5 minutes he was breathing pretty hard, not panting but almost.
I have noticed him do this in the front yard also. He will run around the yard and then lay down and pant! I have never had a cat do this; is it normal? Or, is he just a "focused" hunter and tires quickly? Thanks!