My cat snuck out almost a month ago when I was letting the dog out to go pee. We nearly gave up hope of ever finding him. We searched and searched and put of hundreds of flyers around town...etc. The other day I figured I'd try one more time with some new flyers. It worked, someone saw one of my flyers and called me tonight. She had been feeding my cat on her porch for over a week. I don't know where he was prior to that. First thing I did when I got him home was give him a bath and look him over real good. He was loaded with fleas and had a few cuts and a sore foot. He has lost soooooo much weight in the month that he's been out on his own. The thing I am worried most about is a cough he has. He's never had a cough before, and it's a hoarse sounding cough. He has no eye drainage or nose drainage. Doesn't have any respiratory difficulty, just that cough. I am planning on taking him to the vet when they open on monday. I want them to check him over and see what they say about the cough. I'm guessing he will need a round of antibiotics for it. My concern is, if he's not in any distress.... can I wait to monday to take him? If I took him tomorrow it would cost me double and I'd prefer to wait to monday unless I really should go sooner. Anyone know anything about cats coughing? Is it similar to what you'd see in a dog with kennel cough?