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My cat has what sounds like a hacking wet cough and it sounds

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My cat has what sounds like a hacking wet cough and it sounds like when he hacks up a hairball but nothing is coming out. What is wrong with him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
How long has Gabriel had these signs?
Is he still eating and drinking?
Can he keep water down?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his throat, does he have any tensing, tenderness, coughing, hard swallowing, or discomfort?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have that could have gotten stuck (ie bones, toys, etc) or caused irritation (ie plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?