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Can someone help with this - not sure if asthma/ hairballs or something else

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Shush1983, Jul 18, 2019.


  1. Shush1983

    Shush1983 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi just wandering if someone can help me.

    My cat shush has just started making this coughing/retching noise, its quite regular and he has been doing it for the last 24 hours now.
    He goes outside and does eat the plants and likes to puke them up so I initially thought it was that?

    I've booked him in for the vets tomorrow, but just thought I'd see if anyone else's cat has had the same thing.
    He seems to be eating fine and drinking ok, and he purrs when I stroke him. But he def looks uncomfortable

    Here's a YT clip of him making this noise

     
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    Soozi PetForums VIP

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    Awww! It doesn’t look or sound like a hair ball to me. Hope he’s better soon.
     
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    Hope the vet can help, poor little guy. A lot of plants are toxic to cats so you are right to get him seen as soon as you can.
     
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    He could have a piece of grass stuck in his throat or in his nasal cavity. I hope he will be OK.
     
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  6. Shush1983

    Shush1983 PetForums Newbie

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    hi sorry for the late reply, he has completely stopped doing it now, I think it was a pc of grass or plant stuck in is nasal cavity.

    because he stopped doing it I called the vet and said I'd bring him in if it returns

    So far he's been fine!

    Thanks everyone for the help!
     
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    It probably dislodged itself! Glad he’s ok!
     
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    @Shush1983 - I'm glad he is fine now. :)

    It's the tough stems of older grass that can cause the problem. If you were to grow grass for him in a pot indoors he'd be eating young grass which is soft and less likely to stick in his throat or nasal cavity. I find a pot of grass usually stays fresh for 3 weeks to a month and then needs replacing with more.
     
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