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Yesterday my female 9-year old...
Yesterday my female 9-year old cat was acting like she was slightly gagging with a hairball. When we went to feed her dinner she could no longer meow which is a routine of hers. She is an inside only cat. Do you have any suggestions? What is wrong with her and what should we do? Thank you.
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Hi
She may have chewed on a Dumb Cane(diphenbacchia is the spelling of the true name I believe) or possibly licked on something caustic. If she is salivating and uncomfortable, you might want her to go in tonight for exam and treatment. If the laryngitis, loss of meow persists go in tomorrow to your regular veterinarian for exam and symptomatic treatment.
Good luck on this.
Dr. Jay Mawhinney



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