Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quit Licking

We've been awake since about 6:30 this morning because Miss Kitty kept trying to get rid of a hairball.  First hacking in the bedroom, then the bathroom, then back in the bedroom before finally depositing on in the hall.  If she'd just stop licking herself she'd be fine.  She's short-haired and she's gotten rid of her winter coat.  She has no fleas, we treat for that.  She gets like this every spring and it drives us bonkers.  Doesn't seem to bother her at all.  As soon as she's done it's off to the food bowl for a bit to eat and then a good licking clean up.  But I give her fair warning if she wakes us up at dawn again she's going to get a bath and I don't think she'll like that at all.

15 comments:

  1. One of our sons has a cat and similar happened to him ... except that it was about 4.30 in the morning!!!

    All the best Jan

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  2. We no longer have indoor cats. I miss that - even the occasional fur ball. :-(

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  3. Hairballs never end, just like time.

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  4. We used to give our cats a hair ball treatment every few weeks, it kept the hacking up to a minimum :) It came in a tube and the cats loved it! If someone got finicky I would just put it on their paw:)

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  5. We had one cat who was a real "thrower upper". It didn't really even seem to bother her. Bugged the heck out of me, having to scrub stains out of the carpet! -Jenn

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  6. You can buy a special glove these days that removes the unwanted hair when you stroke them. You then simply remove the fur from the glove which comes away easily, then bin.

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    1. I brush her, may look into the glove though

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  7. I think it would be ear plugs for me. I am joking of course although annoying it must be quite alarming and a worry to you. Hope he stops it soon.

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  8. I'm still learning about hair balls and things! I must look into getting one of those gloves Rosemary mentioned.

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  9. It always amazes me how cats can be sick or bring up a hairball and then go straight to the food bowl:)

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  10. I've been wondering if we are the only folks with cats that throw up. Smokey has never thrown up, that I know of (he is outside a lot) but the other two!! It's eat and throw up, eat and throw up! Dumper throws up hair, Bickett throws up food. Dan stepped in a pile yesterday, we didn't know was there!! :) I cut up cereal boxes and keep a supply of cardboard squares. One in each hand is perfect for cleaning up messes.

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  11. I know that sound! This is my second long-haired cat and if I don't brush her every day I know what's coming. Why is it always when we are sleeping? Thats the part I don't understand.

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    1. Ours isn't a long-haired cat, short-haired and we go through this every spring no matter what we do, brush, Petromalt, bath.

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  12. Oh, I can relate....my old girl, Maggie is the hair-ball queen. She usually sleeps upstairs in her own bedroom, but I let her sleep with me when I was down with a migraine and she drove me crazy licking and hacking all day and all night. I finally removed her from the bedroom - I felt bad, but I need my sleep! xx Karen

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  13. My Smokey used to throw up hairballs all the time too, even though I brushed and gave her the hairball medicine regularly. Now, our house is about 70 percent tile, but when she had to throw up she'd rush like mad to do it on a carpeted area.

    Boy, I miss her.

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