We're taking our 1 year-old male to the vet on Friday because he's been hacking. I thought for a few weeks that he might have had a hairball, so I gave him some hairball remedy. No hairballs ever come up with his hacking and now it's happening at least once a day and I'm really scared.
There's no rhyme or reason to it, sometimes it's in the morning, sometimes at night. Sometimes after he eats, sometimes not. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any particular tests I should make sure to get (X-Ray and Bloodwork of course).
I'm concerned the vet is going to shrug this off as a hairball or some general allergy and suggest switching his food. Which, I'm totally fine with of course, but I want to make sure I'm asking all the right questions.
Thanks for any help.