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cat cant cough up hairball

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cat can't cough up hairball
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Hello there,

How long has this been going on?

Is the cat eating and drinking normally?

Have you given hairball medicine yet?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It's lasted at least a week. She seems to be eating and drinking and running around. I have not given any medicine.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
The first thing to try would be 1-2 teaspoons of hairball medicine twice a day for 4-5 days. Hairballs get harder and harder to breakdown the longer they are in the stomach. They can get hard as a rock over time. If the problem persists, you need stronger meds from your vet.
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