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Hernia in cats
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mycatRG posted:
I have a 15 year old female cat that was diagnosed with inflamatory bowl disease several years ago. She has been on a special diet and was doing fine until this year. She developed a 'gagging/or coughing' symptom, along with difficulty swallowing. I took her to my vet who did xrays and said it was a hernia. They did the hernia surgery, and she was ok for about 1 week, then has progressively gotten worse. the 'gagging/coughing' is back, along with difficulty swallowing. When she gagges, she does not throw anything up. The vet did a scope and confirmed there is no foreign objects in her throat. My vet does not seem to know how to fix this problem, and I am looking to educate myself on what this condition could be, and how to get it fixed. Any suggestions ?
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Will Draper, DVM responded:
mycatRG- I'd suggest talking with your vet about a referral to a specialty practice- where a board certified veterinary internist can evaluate what's been done, and where to go from here. Sometimes us general practitioners can exhaust our resources and need to call in the specialists. Sounds like it's critical for your kitty to get specialized care as soon as possible. Best to you and your kitty.
Dr. Will


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