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06-04-2004, 07:15 AM
My 1 yr old long-hair has been coughing and dry retching for about four days. She is apparently trying to get rid of a hairball (I hope). However, amongst the coughs and straining, there is the odd sneeze or two.
I have started feeding her the Hairball Remedy gel every morning, but no luck yet. The condition is making her sickly and tired. Will it eventually right itself? If not, how long should I wait before visiting the vet ? Thanks for any help.
06-04-2004, 07:47 AM
She should not be having that much trouble with a hairball, specially if you are giving her remedy for it. I would say get her to a vet ASAP
06-04-2004, 10:00 PM
I agree with niterose, it's not normal to have that much trouble with a hairball, there may be something else going on here. Please take her to the vet. Keep us posted.
06-10-2004, 05:26 PM
I think she had a cold not a hairball. Very traumatic. She was very poorly and obviously had a fever. I was going to take her to the vets the next day - we have no emergency facilities. About four o'clock, she suddenly got to her feet and walked slowly to the woods - her habitat before we took her in. I honestly thought that she was going to some kind of elephants graveyard. A major thunderstorm came through while she was gone and I thought I had seen the last of her. I made several trips outside and called her, but to no avail. I made my last trip just before bedtime - without much hope. Then, under the swingseat I saw four brown paws - Baby was home! Amazingly her fever was gone and she was running around demanding food. All's well that ends well.
06-10-2004, 06:03 PM
Limetex that is good to hear.
But I have to say you should still keep and eye on her. Has she been checked out by a vet ever? Has she been given her vaccines?
Cat are very strong creatures, she could still be feeling ill but just covering it well.
Good luck, and I do hope she is doing better!
06-11-2004, 11:29 AM
She has had all of her shots and been speyed. I sure she is fine now - I have a dozen squirrels who can attest to that !!! Our problem is that, until we adopted her, she had never ever been owned or inside a building. To get her speyed and for her recovery, we kept her in the garage. She hated it and will not set foot in there now. She has her own bed on the patio and that's the way she wants it. If I catch and cage her there, she may then associate the patio with trouble. I am keeping her caging to absolute emergencies.
06-13-2004, 01:10 PM
brush your cat all da time that will help your cat
from swolling lose fur when washing it self