Q. Hi!, 11 year old cat; trying to clear throat or cough up something. nothing is ever brought up. Last for 30 seconds to a minute. Not hair ball.
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM
A. This behavior often indicates some type of respiratory disease. Feline astma or an infection would be my first concerns. It would be a good idea to have your cat examined. Asthma can become quite serious, but is treatable. Respiratory infections are also very treatable, but can be contagious to other cats.....so if you have any other cats, watch for symptoms in them as well.