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My usually quiet, 12 year old cat, has been very vocal tonight, most likely due to me giving her sed

She has very long fur and has never let me brush her apart from directly down her spine. The drugs (given by my vet) are necessary but it's still incredibly difficult to give her a proper brush. She hasn't had a bowel motion for one week now, making me think that a fur ball is obstructing her digestive system. She has been vomiting up her food recently too, enforcing my theory. Her diet for the past 10 years has been Hills furball formula and for the past 3 or so years, I have been giving her a liquid laxative twice a day (once again, prescribed by the vet)to help things slide through her system. She has also had a few enemas over the years. All of these efforts are not enough though. My main concern right now is her crying; she is obviously uncomfortable and in pain and being in a semi-sedated state, is not 'with it' enough to hide her pain. The only time she is quiet is when she is under my doona (her favourite spot!) however she has just attached me, completely unprovoked. Help!
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