Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Lafayette, IN
My new baby, Pixel, has had a vicious cough for the three weeks we've had her. She just goes into these gravelly coughing fits that disrupt her eating, playing and sleeping. Sometimes some substance will come up in her mouth, but she just swallows it and keeps coughing.
We've taken her to the vet twice. The first time, we were told it was probably just a hairball she couldn't get up. So we tried every hairball remedy we could find (hairball food, brushing every night, vaseline on the paws, spoonfuls of pumpkin, etc), but nothing helped. Our next trip to the vet was two days ago, and we were told it probably *wasn't* a hairball because she's too young for them (11 weeks). Instead, we were told to "just wait it out." However, to me, three weeks seems like we've already waited it out, and I'm starting to get really worried. Any suggestions?