No more throw ups :)

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  1. M1ck1

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    Thanks broccoli I'll try that because I think the hair eating is probably most of his problem, its starting to get warm here 40 today so he'll probably get a savage hair cut shortly even though he hates it
     
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    Also, keep at him with the electro mitt, get the loose fur off him. Every bit you get is less that he's going to swallow.
     
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    if we get an electro mitt have to get the girl a pair of welding gloves
     
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    I said electro, I meant electrostatic, not electric. You know the ones?
     
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    oops thought someone must have powered them, they've been around forever, Barney hates being brushed after about 5 min the claws come out, thats why he goes to the cat groomer and comes out bald.
    The dogs are much easier to deal with
     
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    Just do a couple of strokes with the mitt each time, slip him a liver treat andthen lethim be. After a while he might start to let you without shredding you to pieces.
     
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    in qld this is the only way, i got onto clipping my dog years ago (never had a long haired cat). I've seen people struggle with brushing and shedding for months and i've suggested a clip at the beginning of summer and it makes everyone much happier. Some breeds it can't be done with but it's night and day the comfort level for the animal and also the amount of stress from having an animal shedding and just hair everywhere.

    Back on the vomiting though, if its just hairballs cats eat grass to force themselves to throw up. If they are not passing hairballs then the laxatives are a good idea and a vet will prescribe as necessary. i just kind of get flash backs with the vomiting that was one of the earlier indicators for my guy when he had kidney disease. hopefully a dietary change is enough because there's a lot of garbage food out there full of stuff that cats just don't digest.
     
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    I've seen it in animals before, I believe even my own dog has a stomach that just doesn't like some things. Haven't quite been able to work out what it is exactly though.
     
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    one of our dog chucks occasionally but has the good grace to eat it again
     
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    Yeah mine does that if it's chunky, I can't watch it....grosses me out :lol:
     
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    Barney has been for heaps of tests at the animal hospital at Gatton UIf it was anything like cancer or kidneys the tests we've had done would have shown something but all inconclusive he's happy and bolts around getting into stuff hasn't chucked for a week or so and last time it was furball so we'll get him clipped next week
     
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    good to hear.
     
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    Dogs are not into wasting food
     
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    fussy cat grain free from woolies here, the "throwing up" is usually hair balls, the fussy cat has an additive that stops the hair balls from happening (as much), so issues mostly fixed.
     
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    this is also what the laxatives are for, they are supposed to be able to pass hairballs.
     
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    wouldn't that also be messier?
     
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    Certainly not mine.
     
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