Ok so tonight I was sitting here at my computer... well the cat food dish is in the same room and he was sitting there eating. Next thing I hear is him hacking... I thought it was a hairball at first until the hacking stopped making noise and he was pawing at his face. He seemed panicy. I went over to him and patted his back a bit... then some factoid ran thru my head from when I took first aid in high school. You can give pets the heimlich the same way you can a human. So I picked him up, and I pushed my palm under his rib cage a few times. Next thing I know he coughs up some cat food, I set him down and he trots off like nothing happened... He's my bud... I would have been upset if he died Luckily everyhting turned out ok.