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Discussion in 'Grooming & General Cat Care' started by GGG, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. GGG

    GGG Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Good morning all,
    So I hear a lot about cats throwing up hairballs,
    Skye is 6 months old and haven't done that yet . She's short haired, grooms herself and I brush her frequently. She has beautiful thick fur.
    It might be a silly question ;) but is normal if she hasn't thrown up hairballs, should I be concerned about that?
    Thanks & have a great day
    :wave2:
     

  2. Azazel

    Azazel TCS Member Super Cat

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    I would say it’s abnormal to regularly be throwing up hairballs. Long hair cats are more likely to do so than short hair, but, in my experience, cats fed an appropriate diet very rarely hack hairballs. All of mine are raw fed and none of them have hairballs.
     
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  3. GGG

    GGG Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Thank you!
    She's not raw fed but she's on a good quality wet and dry food.
    :):thanks:
     
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  4. Azazel

    Azazel TCS Member Super Cat

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    That’s great. I wouldn’t worry if a long hair cat had an occasional hairball, but I’d definitely be concerned if it was happening on a regular basis. A lot of people have this strange misconception that cats are supposed to throw things up. That’s just simply not true.
     
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  5. Columbine

    Columbine TCS Member Staff Member Advisor

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    It's great that she hasn't had any hairballs so far. My cats (all shorthair of various types) only get them rarely. Keep doing what you're doing - it's obviously working :thumbsup:
     
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  6. silkenpaw

    silkenpaw TCS Member Super Cat

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    Hairballs either get out from the front end or the back end, so enjoy the fact yours end up in the litter box rather than the carpet (or in your shoes, yuck!)
     
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  7. Daisy6

    Daisy6 A cat's best friend Super Cat

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    I had a cat who only got hairballs after I used the Furminator.
     
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  8. GGG

    GGG Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    :hyper:thank you
     

  9. GGG

    GGG Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I use a kongo zoomgroom brush and it's really good
     

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    GGG Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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  11. Columbine

    Columbine TCS Member Staff Member Advisor

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    I have one of those too. It must be around 10 years old now, and still going strong :p
     

  12. Catmomof2years

    Catmomof2years TCS Member Kitten

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    I own two cats, one long hair and one short hair. My long hair cat throws up hairballs, I put her on Purina One hairball control. I also give her unflavored miralax mixed with water to help with getting rid of hairballs. If your cat ever experiences hairballs this is what I recommend doing. It is vet approved
     

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