Message Number: YG4881 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-06-26 00:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hacking ? for vets and Thank You

>Now, for my newest question. Icabod, who is on Pred and Lupron for
>Insulinoma and Adrenal, has just started this weird hacking thing. The other
>day we were taking a nap and he was sleeping on my chest when all of the
>sudden he started hacking. It was like what a cat does with a furball. I
>then heard him do it again the next day and then again last night (three
>days in a row). He is eating, drinking, urinating and pooping OK.
>I wanted to give him something for furballs, but with Insulinoma those
>aren't allowed. I remember somebody saying something about Vaseline, but
>then thought if that was for real. I just can't imagine EATING petroleum
>jelly. If that is for real, how much and do you mix it with anything?

Could be furballs, and, yes, petroleum jelly is just fine for that.
If you decide it is actually coughing then have vet check Icabod's
heart and lungs.