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post #66031 of 71165 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 06:34 AM
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It was awkward, poor Oliver. He must have been neutered as a kitten and never had the 'chance'. As a result of this, his owner let him outside and I bet he just chased bugs all day.

I hate pet forums/issues where people don't have wiggle room. Obviously, it's easy to say "go to the vet" to someone over the internet while you're comfy and stress-free miles away and probably have a half loaded wallet. I remember being in a similar situation when Acacia developed abscesses every few months in the same spot. So, Summer 2012 (wow, has it been this long already?!) I sold off all my Dylan cd's, art, my Super Nintendo with games.. Anything of interest so I could get a few dollars to put towards her vet. This was lucky for me bc I know how to handle rabbit abscesses as they come but I knew she needed antibiotics. In emergency situations things get out of hand, irrational and on top of that you have to listen to the pet suffer, see him suffer and then the faceless internet is pestering you to see emergency vets. The thing I know about vets, at least around here, not all are equipped with the know-how for small animals (rats, rabbits, ferrets) so I can understand wanting to wait for the regular vet.

Had to separate the cats. They were play fighting too rough. Now they want to see each other again and are mewing nicely. "mom, we'll behave" "yea! we promise!"

I don't buy it.

What supplement can I give them to reduce furballs? Never had that problem with Oliver.
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Laki, brush him. Or keep his fur trimmed.
I quite honestly hate it when people give their cats supplements to reduce hair balls. There is nothing lacking that creates hair balls. Hair balls are caused by ingesting too much fur. Brushing/or trimming the fur reduces hair balls.

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Catlax. Literally.
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Lax/dp/B000O5DMQK
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I mean, it doesn't prevent furballs but it helps keep them from clogging up the system.
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I would recommend brushing him more often. This can help reduce furballs.

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My cat never had much issue with furballs but she was a shorthaired cat, half Siamese and half alleycat. Lol
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My cat is a medium hair. If i so much as miss a day of brushing, I'm gonna step in a hairball in the morning. She loves getting brushed too, so I'm sure she's dropping one just outside my bed on purpose.

I missed a day one time(i have missed a day a few times) and she just wouldn't stop hacking! I kept brushing, but she kept hacking. So I gave her a bath to get rid of some loose hair. Nope, still hacking hairballs. So I shaved her arse! Hack hair balls now short hair puddy tat!

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Our old cat has a terrible coat even though he gets combed regularly and fed a good quality food. He will go ages without cleaning himself and then go on a licking frenzy and next thing I know there is a hairball on the carpet.

I thought about giving him a bath, but he is old and has been unwell on and off these past few months so he would most likely either claw my face off or keel over.


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