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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Midnite. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
So he is not vomiting, just gagging?
He could be coughing. When cats cough, it looks very much like "dry heaves" or vomiting without bringing up anything. They lower their heads, stretch out their necks, and make heaving body motions and make sounds that sound a lot like vomiting. It can be hard to tell if a cat is vomiting or coughing sometimes.
Hairballs usually are passed either in the stool, or vomited up. If he had a hairball stuck in his stomach, I would expect he would be eating less, or vomiting. I would need to see what he is doing, but I suspect he might be coughing. Here is a video of a cat coughing; is this similar to what Midnite is doing?
If he is coughing, it could be allergies, a respiratory infection, or more serious things such as heartworm or fluid in the lungs.
Let me know what other questions I can answer, and if this video looks like the gagging he is doing.
I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard from you! How is Midnite doing? Let me know if this was helpful and if you have any more questions.
It is sad for me when I never hear back from a customer; I don't know if my response was seen or if it helped you. How is Midnite doing?