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My cat gags when trying to eat. I took her to the vet yesterday

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for an infection and she...
My cat gags when trying to eat. I took her to the vet yesterday for an infection and she got an antibiotic shot. As soon as she try's to drink water she gags
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Little boy and 15. She's never done this before. I asked the vet to check for hair ball. I also set up a kitty litter box but she's never used one before. I set her in it but she jumps out. I hate to think she'll hold it in..
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Little Boy?
Customer: She got a full work up yesterday.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
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