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My cat is 8 years old. He had never had fur during that

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My cat is 8 years old. He had never had fur balls during that time. For the past 4 months he suffers with furballs that never get coughed up, nor does he throw them up. The vet took an xray and said everything was ok about 3 months ago. Now he's stopped eating.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your cat eat anything unusual?

Last week I gave him a couple of bites of oatmeal

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Mims

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mims?

He often is constipated and when he was little he suffered a broken leg so he doesn't jump very high. He's overweight (24 lbs).

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hi

Dr.Paul Brazzell here

It is very important ot point out that hairballs in cats are almost always (virtually 100%) secondary to some underlying problem with the gastrointestinal tract.

So I am not surprised that we now have other, more serious, signs.

When is the last time Mims ate?

Paul

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