Not sure if my cat has a hairball

by Jenny

My cat is acting a bit like she has a hairball only its not as aggressive of a noise. Its almost like she is salivating while kind of struggling to get something out. Its a bit like spiddle with a little bit of frothiness. Not like shes been poisened frothiness though. She doesnt seem to be in pain and shes not acting any different other then that she is a bit more cuddly? shes about 5 and has never had any medical problems and is an indoor cat. Shes displayed this about 5 times in the last week. What do you think?

Answer by KAte
well this is very difficult to say. it could be a hairball but it could also be that she may have a problem in her mouth, perhaps a bad tooth or a abscess.

If you think it is just a hairball then their are some things you can buy to help her bring them up, see this page for more on this issue

However if this continues and she does bring anything up then i would suggest that you take her to the vets to have her checked out just to make sure that there is nothing else causing this to happen.

hope she is better soon

best wishes Kate

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