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I just got back from a short trip and my 10-year old is coughing once each day in the early mornings. It doesn't last very long and it sounds very similiar to my other cat's short wheezing after she gets a drink of water (inhales it about 1/4 of the time). My plan was to keep an eye on her for the next few days to see if it stops or gets worse before I decide to make another expensive trip in to see the vet. She doesn't appear to have any other signs/symptoms and is behaving completely normal. I'm going to check her temp tonight just in case but suspect it's also normal.

I know congestion is often more prominent in the morning after a long night of sleep for humans, but I wasn't sure about cats. I can't really hear any congestion when she coughs anyways, it's pretty dry/wheezy. As I mentioned, she does it once and then I never hear it again the rest of the day. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Could it just be a stubborn hairball?