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Coughing in cats can be quite concerning and can be quite serious in some instances. Your cat really needs to see the vet as coughing for this length of time could be from bronchitis, heartworm, heart conditions or feline bordatella. A hairball issue wouldn't continue for this long.
Please take him in today or tomorrow and let me know what the vet says!
your cats actions indicate he has ingested a non food item that is causing a blockage in his intestine,. He is desperately trying to bring this item up but he cannot. It can be tin foil paper, string, twist tie, etc.
THIS IS VERY SERIOUS!!!! If the item causes an infection - blood poisoning and septicemia can result. It can also twist the intesine and cause an intusseption. It can also cause a complete blockage eventually.
PLEASE get your cat xrayed before he developes a life threatening issue.
In the meantime - give him a half teaspoon of mineral oil and as much canned cat food with cooked white rice as you can get him to eat.Make sure he is not coughing when you give the oil because he can aspirate it into his lungs if he is.
Please let me know what was found on the xray and what is being done.
f you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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Please let me know as I am very concerned about him.
I really do not think it is asthma because that does not come on suddenly.Ayt Jakes age it is very unlikely. I am concerned because you told me he chews non food items like foil. That really worries me because such a thing can acually tear a hole iin his intestine or stomach.
Give him as much canned as he will eat.But slowly so he does not vomit.
PLEASE get in touch with me as sooon as you return from your vet. I will be waiting to hear that jake is OK.Here is my email so you can get me in a minute [email protected]
Best of luck tomorrow.