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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My cat has never had a hairball until now. He has one that

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My cat has never had a hairball until now. He has one that won't come up. I gave him appropriate meds that gave him slight diarrhea but he's still occasionally hacking. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry Harry is having trouble with hairballs. Laxatone is designed to allow digested hair to pass through the GI tract via the stool, so the cat does not need to throw up.

If Harry is still hacking after vomiting undigested food he may have a sore throat.

Check inside his mouth for a stuck item, oral sore or bad tooth.

You can give him two drops of honey to sooth his throat.

Discontinue all dry food and feed Harry smooth pate canned food for 48 hours. The oil in the for will also move hair out via his stool. If he has diarrhea add one tablespoon of rice cereal or boiled white rice to a can of wet or baby food with no onion or garlic.

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