Q. Fifteen seconds 16yearold female cat has dry heavrs and trys to swallow just up from napping again & when moved her sleeping postion begins to pur 2me

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A. Attempting to vomit without any results may indicate a possible hairball or other digestive issue with your cat. Hairballs will often cause a cat to dry heave, or may bring up small chunks or patches of hair/food mixed together. Treatment with a hairball paste, a hairball formulated food and an increase in brushing (even for short haired cats) can help reduce frequency. If you are seeing other signs of illness such as changes in appetite, diarrhea, actual vomiting, lethargy or weight loss, then it may indicate something more severe going on, or a hairball that is causing a blockage. Seeking veterinary care is best in this case to determine the cause and provide treatment.

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