Lucy just gave me a scare. She had a coughing fit or something that lasted for a good 20 seconds. I couldn't figure out what on earth she was doing, and it really alarmed me. It wasn't sneezing or retching, but an almost spasmodic cough type activity (definitely not a seizure.) At first I thought maybe she'd gotten something into her mouth and was choking, but that wasn't it. Then I thought it must be a hairball, but nothing came up. She seemed fine afterwards except for being a bit hoarse, but I'm wondering what on earth that was.
I've never seen any cat in the act of producing a hairball, and I've certainly never heard any cat make a sound like that, so I don't know how seriously to take this. Can anyone enlighten me? The vet (who they saw yesterday for shots) told me not to hesitate to call with any questions, but if I called every time some weird little thing happened I'd be calling 3 times a week ...
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