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Does your cat go outside? Is it a long hair or short hair cat? Is the hacking more like a cough, or more like trying to vomit?
Great. Eating well, defecating well?
Okay. This could be an upper respiratory infection, or could be a sign of developing asthma, or possibly of heartworm disease. I recommend seeing a vet for an exam, and they can help determine the cause. There is really nothing you can try at home, unfortunately. Asthma (which usually presents as coughing) and upper respiratory infections are very treatable.
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