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over concerned mom?

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I think I may be over reacting right now, and want some advice as to if I should call the vet.

first things first. Chester has Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and was diagnosed about a month and a half ago. He's about 1 1/2 years old and has a level of about a 3 or 4 out of 6 in terms of his murmur. He's shown NO signs of any of this and it was found by coincidence. He's on Atynol and Asprin.

Thing is that Chester has started having small sneezing fits (has a history of URI's) and then coughs right afterwards as if he has a hairball. He hasn't brought anything up and only has had this happen once 2 days ago and once this morning (yes, someone's home with him all the time, dad's retired). Him and our very fuzzy ragdoll are both shedding pretty heavily with some weather changes, I've done my best to keep him brushed, but you know what they're like this time of year.
He's eating fine, drinking fine, doing his "business" fine, is active, doesn't pant, his belly is not destended, and has a nice pink nose.
I'm concerned about congestive heart failure. I've heard that coughing is a sign of it, but I've never heard of it being connected with sneezing. He's never had a hairball before, but I've only had him for a year and he is definately shedding. If I call my vet she'll tell me to bring him in, because that's her answer to all phone calls. My dad is saying not to, that it's probably a little cold or maybe a hairball. Can I please have some guidence?
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I would ring the vet ( yes my vet hears from me a lot
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Def consult the vet. My Rocky has asthma, and the signs he isn't well is that he coughs and will also occ vomit, and the vomit is not related to hairballs. The sneezing could be a sign that something isn't well with him.
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