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How Do I Get My Cat,s Voice Back

November 10th, 2003, 01:44 PM
HI GUY,S just new to this forum ,,i have a cat that has been with us for 16 years like most cat,s the main thing she get,s, is hair ball problems, she is just a normal black and white short ,hair house cat , lately she,s been coughing heavely ,thinking it was hair ball,s , I gave her a small dose of liquid paraffin in her food like i normaly do when she get,s bad attack,s, now it look,s like it,s fixed up the problem , AND IS OK NOW ,,,,,,,,,,BUT NOW i have a bigger PROBLEM,,,,,,,SHE HAS LOST HER VOICE,,,it,s been 7 day,s now and iam a bit concerned,,unless its life threating,
i cannot afford a vet.. cause I not long have had open heart surgery , and money is problem at the moment, I know my cat is getting old,,,, but i would hate to think how i would feel if anything was to happen to her , LOOKING forward to hear just a little bit of your support ,,,,,P.S i also beleive ,,,, she was in a cat fight 2 week,s ago ,, can you help me,,


November 13th, 2003, 12:58 PM
Some cats have no voices. My Shadoe has no voice and whenever he meows it sounds like something is dying. It sounds weird coming from him cause he's so big and tough and he has this wimpy little meow.

I don't think this is a big concern, UNLESS it looks like her breathing is disturbed or she is coughing a lot. In that case there may be something blocking her airways. Is she eating normally? Cats probably won't eat if there is something in their throat. Usually hairballs go away on their own and you are doing the right thing using the hairball remedy. But if it looks like she is in distress then you might need to do something about it.