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6 year old male Maine Coon...trying to vomit a

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6 year old male Maine Coon...trying to vomit a hairball...but only fluid coming out...urine about 12 hrs ago...no bowel movement...inside only cat...lays and moans now...also will sit quietly.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the maine?

Been going on 4 hours now

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
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Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

This can be a common presentation for long haired cats struggling with hairballs. Hairballs can pass into the small intestine and cause abdominal discomfort aswell as vomiting signs, so lubricating hairballs through can often help. There is a very effective hairball treatment called cat-lax which helps clump together any hair rattling around in his stomach and also helps lubricate the passage of any hairballs through his digestive system. It is available without prescription and can be used regularly if he is having recurrent issues. In the short term you can try adding some food grade mineral oil (1-2ml twice daily) by mouth or in his food and this should help lubricate things through.

Howeverif his vomiting continues or if he has no appetite for more than 24 hours, I would recommend having him checked over by your vet as this can be a sign of other issues rather than a hairball.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He has stopped moaning. Drank a small amount of water. No appetite. No urine or bowel movement yet.
Moves around better now...will get up and walk with a normal gait and nor the painful looking gait. He is still quiet.
What do you recommend now?
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

I would still recommend the hairball treatment. Hopefully it will improve his appetite.

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