Q. We have a kitten and she seems to want to cough up a hairball all the time but nothing comes up. She coughs up to 10 times a day. Is this normal?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Hairballs are extremely common in cats and kittens but generally respond very well to over the counter preparations. Some worm parasites can affect the airways and result in coughing also so I recommend a good quality worm dose also. If there is any sneezing or reluctance to eat she should be examined by your vet to make sure there is no underlyng issues