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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

My Nino is just over 2 years old, and has had dry heaves at least once a day for his entire life. I have seen the vet about this three times - the first time, he took x-rays to make sure there were no obstructions, and everything was fine. The second time had me try a hypo-allergenic food for severl weeks, but there was no relief for Nino. And the third time he just kind of threw his hands up, and recommended some hair ball treatments. I tried two different treatments and brush him at least daily religiously, but nothing has changed.

Nino is perfectly healthy, active and rambunctious, and it's hard to think that anything is wrong with him. But I can't stand seeing him hunched up and dry heaving so frequently. My vet doesn't seem worried, but should I be? We're going on 2 years of this.

Any advice is appreciated!

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I am not a vet, but I have a house full of rescue cats that are now part of our family... and we get our share of "hork" as we call it, and we have multiple instances of "dry heaves".

As long as the vet says your baby is healthy, I don't think I would be too worried. Kitties groom all day long and they are going to get hair balls or just have to cough. If you had a hair stuck in your throat, you would...