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Hairball not coming up?

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Purplebluebird Thu 17-Mar-16 10:23:05

My cat has been coughing and retching for a week now, clearly trying to get rid of a hairball, but it's not coming up! He's never had a problem with this before (He's 9 years old).

Is there anything I can do to help him, or something I can give him? I am out in the country side and far away from vets and pet shops, but thinking I might need to go to a pet shop and ask, but figured I could try the wisdom of Mumsnet first.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 17-Mar-16 12:58:02

If it has been going on a week it is highly unlikely to be a hair ball. The most likely thing is apiece of grass stuck behind the soft palate which will need a GA to remove. I would strongly advise your vet rather than the pet shop.

Purplebluebird Thu 17-Mar-16 17:56:49

I phoned the vets and they said the same, so taking him in tomorrow morning!

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