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My cat is choking herself
jirtzz posted:
my cat will lay on her cat house, and drop her head way below the edge of the house. Eventually she starts to choke herself. after she coughs a few times she will do it again. eventually she will throw up, and sometime attempt to eat what she threw up. this is almost a daily thing... and yes, she is well feed..
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
While this is very dramatic, it sounds like your cat may be trying to vomit a hairball. Most times, they just throw up food but occasionally they will vomit a tube-shaped wad of hair. These cats are eating well and acting otherwise normal. If that's the case, ask your veterinarian for a hairball laxative. If that's the problem, it should resolve after a few days of treatment. If not, something else is going on such as asthma, heartworms, etc. She'll need to see your veterinarian for further diagnosis.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice


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