My wife and daughter had noticed one of our two cats was breathing heavily and rather quickly. On May 25, my daughter and I took the cat to the local vet. As soon as the veterinarian came into the room he spotted right away the breathing problem and without an x-ray pronounced the expectation that Whiskers was only using about twenty percent of his lung capacity. He took X-rays and the lungs were full of fluid to such and extent that the heart could not be seen. He applied a syringe and withdrew over 200cc of fluid. He suggested that we take the cat to a critical care facility. Our cost for this visit was $156.00.