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I think my 4 year old is having a problem vomiting up hair.

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I think my 4 year...
I think my 4 year old is having a problem vomiting up hair balls. How can I help him? Can I buy him medicine?
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

I am sorry to hear that Honey is vomiting.

  1. Are there fur clumps in every episode of vomiting?
  2. Is he drinking and eating normally despite vomiting, or is he not eating?
  3. How long has this been going on?
  4. How frequently is he vomiting?
  5. What have you tried to help him so far?
  6. Is he an indoor only cat or does he go outside?
  7. Has he seen a veterinarian for this problem?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Please check his litter box and make sure that he is urinating normally.

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