house cat gagging

United States
November 7, 2006 2:27pm CST
After bringing 4 mth old kitten in home (5-6 days later) house cat, age 3, gagging - only spittin up saliva. gave here hair ball treatment 3 days ago, but still gagging, not eating mucch, acting lethargic.
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@EZEdgar (233)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Sounds like you should take the cat to the vet. The hair ball treatment would have worked had that been the problem. You may also want to get your cat tested for feline leukemia.
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@nuttmeg (441)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Not sure what hairball treatment you're using, but not all of them will be sucessful. If you haven't taken it to see the vet, I agree that you should do so. Tests, vaccines, and so forth need to be taken care of. Not eating and acting lethargic are signs that you should take him/her in, you may also want to check its stool for signs of blood or diarrhea, even bring in a sample for testing if you can muster up the nerve to do so. If it's just a furball madness, your vet can recommend things that are known to work. There is also food you can purchase, such as Science Diet Hairball Control, which is what my mother uses on her longhaired cat and seems to work well enough.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
4 Jan 07
First take it to the vet, to make sure the kitten is not sick, it may just have an upset stomach from a move if it is a new kitten. A natural hairball remedy is a tiny bit of petroleum jelly let the cat lick a small bit off your finger.. usually helps as well as make sure you brush or comb that cat or kitten daily. It may not seem like much but it sure helps - DNatureofDTrain