My female cat Josie seems to be little bloated. She looks normal when she lays down, sits or just stands, but when she walks she looks like a barrel, meaning her abdomen beetwen ribs and waist kind of "swings" from side to side. I hope I am not describing it too crazy
I just have an impression she was not like that few days ago. but i have no idea if it's bloating or just her belly
she is somewhat fluffy and little chunky.
if she's bolated, can it be related to hairballs? Few days ago she lost her appetite and I saw her hacking. I have been giving her laxatone for three days already and she is almost back to her normal self: she eats much better, she poops ok (I actually saw some hairs in her poop yesterday and today), she plays and runs, and she hacks much less. she does not seem in pain/discomfort - she did not care when I petted and touched her belly.
I was also thinking worms, but she was dewormed 7 weeks ago with Drontal (which is Pranziquantel and Pyrantel) so theoretically she should be fine (however I am no specialist on deworming so if I am mistaken, please, correct me).
I am thinking of taking her to the vet, but:
1. we had huge snow storm recently and 70% buildings in town lost electricity, including our vet clinic. they will be reopening soon, but first taking in animals in need and emergencies (I called yesterday to reschedule my other cat's follow up appointment that we missed because of snow and he got is for Monday in 6 days) so I dont know if I should insist on visit immediately.
2. she is still adjusting to us (we adopted her 7 weeks ago) and is still far away from trusting me and letting me pick her up so loading her to carrier and vet visit could be a huge stress for her.
considering all the above I dont know, what to do. wait and see..? or take her to the vet? any opinion will be appreciated.