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My neighbors are away,they have a Bengal cat roughly 6 years

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My neighbors are away,they have a Bengal cat roughly 6 years old.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the Bengal's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: Pleasecould you help ,my neighbors are away and they have a house sitter. Recently she can’t help swallow or meow properly and brings up white mucus.I realise it maybe a fir ball, but am very worried as I have
JA: How much does the Bengal weigh?
Customer: know over her, please help.
JA: Has she thrown up since eating the ball?
Customer: She hasn’t completely,but she can’t keep all her food down.
JA: And what's the Bengal's name and age?
Customer: She isn’t herself and finds it hard to swallow.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Just that she won’t be herself.’
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.

When did this start?

Any other signs such as weight loss, lethargy or a reduced appetite?

Does she go outside or eat cat grass or wool?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Her signs could have many causes including laryngitis, an upper respiratory tract infection, a foreign body in the throat etc.

A vet visit is sensible so her throat can be examined. If concerned, they may run some tests such as a blood test and imaging.

Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g antibiotics and anti inflammatories.

Offering wet food little and often is sensible.

This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.