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Hi, my 9 year old cat started coughing while eating 3 weeks ago and I saw a lump on the side of her throat just recently. Not sure if that's caused by the coughing or not. She wants to eat but cannot. She chokes on her food and coughs like shes throwing up but doesnt and more recently stopped eating. Had some milk tonight but that's it.
Grey's first onset of changes occurred with the balance issues and after the cleaning of her ears her balance gradually got better over a couple if weeks. She has a slight head tilt but that's about it. A week after her balance issues were improved, she started coughing while eating and has a wheezing to her breathing almost like congestion. Because she's been losing weight and weezing/coughing, I took her to the vet which is when they did bloodwork about 3 days ago. She is getting worse as far as the eating issue. She can drink but sometimes even refuses milk. Her water is always out but I've never seen her drink it. She's been on wet food for about 6 months and had always had a huge appetite until a month or so ago. She comes out to eat and stares at me but when I give her food, she looks at it and looks back up at me. Just stares. Finally walks away.