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What is wrong with my cat, she will all of a sudden act like she is choking?

Asked by easeout (65points) December 16th, 2010

My cat is about 8 years old. She all of a sudden will act like she is choking. I am worried that it is something more serious. Help

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mammal's avatar

fur ball. Ah sorry, you mentioned that already.

Kraigmo's avatar

I wish I could give you a better answer, but here goes:

My cat coughs in fits, if she goes several months without wet food. She gets dry food normally, but I noticed if she eats 1 can of wet food a week, that prevents her coughing.

But thats just one cat’s experience out of thousands.

Coloma's avatar

Don’t forget it’s Xmas and to keep an eye out for ribbon eating cats!

My 10 month old ‘Marley’ has been chewing on the presents and he was gagging on a silver foil ribbon the other night that he had swallowed part of.

Some cats will eat pony tail holders too, and once I had a cat gagging and we pulled about a foot and half of string out of his throat from getting in the trash and swallowing the string from a big roast.

Give him a spoonful of mineral oil or Petromalt for hairballs and see if that helps.

If the gagging continues and/or he seems to not be eating for the next 12 hours or so, I would take him in to the vet asap.

syz's avatar

Ah, I hate to sound like a broken record, but have you considered having her checked out by your veterinarian?

BarnacleBill's avatar

Canned pumpkin is also good for hairballs.

Colinm's avatar

Fur balls. Very common in cats – they just cough up the fur from licking/cleaning their coats. Nothing to worry about though unpleasant to witness….

stemnyjones's avatar

If it’s not a furball, she could have some kind of illness, like an upper respiratory infection. I’d bring her to the vet just to be sure.

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