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Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
It appears to me that your guy has a hair ball or something else causing a partial obstruction. This mass is too far down his digestive tract to come out his mouth but it is still causing nausea. The best thing to do is purchase a product called Laxatone or Petromalt at the local pet store. Give 1/4 inch of this paste every 4 hrs for the first day and then this same dose twice per day for 2 days. If he is feeling better, then we have moved this partial obstruction through the digestive tract and he will be fine. Keep him on a maintenance dose of Laxatone twice per week to prevent this from occurring again. If he is still gagging, you will have to have your vet examine your cat to be sure we have not missed something or this hair mass is so stuck that it may have to be removed with surgery.Does that make sense to you?
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