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    My poop cat help ! Horrible gagging
    v4joshua posted:
    Took my cat to the emergency today because of gagging these past couple days (throwing up sound but nothing comes out) couldn't afford the X-ray untill Friday but the doc gave her a shot to help her breathing which seemed to work for a couple hours but now she's doing it again ...could this be asthma ? Should I worry ? She is a short hair ..1 years old ....I live in a small house with my GF & when we cook(which is often) the house gets smoked up real cat is vaccinated. Her gums are healthy & she's eats normally .....also I noticed her gagging became real bad today when I started to play with her...maybe the exercise got her worked up
    Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
    Yes, cats do get asthma. And we treat them with steroids. It can sound like coughing, even gagging. Gi upsets, hair balls can cause gagging. Your veterinarian's physical examination will help tell whether the problem is the airways or gut. I think your veterinarian is on the right track. I would try to air out that house a bit, avoid cooking that causes so much smoke, and lay a bit low on the exercise until she starts treatment. The "shot" she was given may have been steroids, check with your veterinarian. Any sign that your kitty is having difficulty breathing, see your veterinarian immediately.
    Thanks for writing in. Dr. Sandy

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