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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #510 on: September 04, 2020, 10:31:09 AM »
Sorry about Ephie.

In my house, Orestes continues to be a dunderhead.  While we have been zealous about keeping elastics (and thread, twine, ribbon etc) out of his reach.  Last night I heard the hairball sound, and walked into the kitchen to witness the regurgitation of a Nerf dart.

He is the dumbest cat I've ever known in this regard.

And how is that working out for you?

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« Reply #511 on: September 04, 2020, 12:50:28 PM »
Sorry about Ephie.

In my house, Orestes continues to be a dunderhead.  While we have been zealous about keeping elastics (and thread, twine, ribbon etc) out of his reach.  Last night I heard the hairball sound, and walked into the kitchen to witness the regurgitation of a Nerf dart.

He is the dumbest cat I've ever known in this regard.

Sorry to hear, FP.

Pica?

Youngest evil cat likes wires, so we also have to be pretty cautious about having her near them.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #512 on: September 04, 2020, 12:54:08 PM »
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #513 on: September 04, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
Poor Effie and Orestes. Hope they're both feeling better.

Speaking of feline regurgitations, Calico and HerMajesty have been getting some hairballs lately. Anyone know if those "hairball control" cat foods and cat treats actually help?


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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #514 on: September 04, 2020, 01:00:29 PM »
Sorry for the double-post.
Our Effie cat is in the vet with severe dehydration.  We think he's having another gastric ulcer like last year - vomiting, diarrhea, blood in his stool.

Sorry to hear. :(

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #515 on: September 04, 2020, 01:01:29 PM »
Poor Effie and Orestes. Hope they're both feeling better.

Speaking of feline regurgitations, Calico and HerMajesty have been getting some hairballs lately. Anyone know if those "hairball control" cat foods and cat treats actually help?


Larimar

We've been experimenting with hairball 'remedies' and so far the results are mixed.

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« Reply #516 on: September 04, 2020, 01:02:47 PM »
Poor Effie and Orestes. Hope they're both feeling better.

Speaking of feline regurgitations, Calico and HerMajesty have been getting some hairballs lately. Anyone know if those "hairball control" cat foods and cat treats actually help?


Larimar

The liquid goop that's mostly mineral oil and molasses does help.  Don't give them as much as it recommends on the tube or it can cause oily stools.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #517 on: September 04, 2020, 01:09:03 PM »
Sorry for the double-post.
Our Effie cat is in the vet with severe dehydration.  We think he's having another gastric ulcer like last year - vomiting, diarrhea, blood in his stool.

Poor baby Effie cat. The OMY cats send scritches and hope he can escape from the vet soon.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #518 on: September 04, 2020, 05:29:33 PM »
If it continues, take your kitty to the vet or call up for a checkup.

I ignored my longhaired, fluffy cat's spit-ups too long--thinking them just self-grooming by-products-- for the vet to be able to operate on the bowel obstruction that was growing.

They can indeed be nothing, but if they're really persistent, or contain a lot of mucous, it might be good to at least call it in.

Good luck and cuddly scritches to all Fora kitties.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #519 on: September 04, 2020, 05:54:46 PM »
The hairball pastes are good. You can sometimes mix them with wet food if the cat won't eat them alone. Canned pumpkin is also a real wonder for getting things moving out the correct end. Again, you'll want to mix it with something since most cats will not enjoy it on its own.

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« Reply #520 on: September 04, 2020, 06:05:13 PM »

In my house, Orestes continues to be a dunderhead.  While we have been zealous about keeping elastics (and thread, twine, ribbon etc) out of his reach.  Last night I heard the hairball sound, and walked into the kitchen to witness the regurgitation of a Nerf dart.

He is the dumbest cat I've ever known in this regard.

Perhaps he's a true experimentalist?  So, elastics are bad to eat, eating elastics gets me sent to the vet.  But what about these Nerf dart things? I mean, they could be bad like elastics or they could be OK.   Only one way to find out!

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #521 on: September 05, 2020, 11:57:40 AM »
Thanks, everyone.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #522 on: September 05, 2020, 12:11:39 PM »
OR, maybe it feels like some atavistic, "gnawing on gristle" thing.

Are there any safe substitutes, like pig's knuckles, that don't have any actual bone in them?

Just brainstorming...

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #523 on: September 05, 2020, 07:38:03 PM »
Sorry about Ephie.

In my house, Orestes continues to be a dunderhead.  While we have been zealous about keeping elastics (and thread, twine, ribbon etc) out of his reach.  Last night I heard the hairball sound, and walked into the kitchen to witness the regurgitation of a Nerf dart.

He is the dumbest cat I've ever known in this regard.

Our Cleo is nuts about earplugs.  We have to work to keep them out of her reach after she swallowed one, and cotched it up again.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #524 on: September 07, 2020, 07:50:23 AM »

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Our Cleo is nuts about earplugs.  We have to work to keep them out of her reach after she swallowed one, and cotched it up again.
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Oh yes, daughter's cat is also fascinated with earbuds. Over the past 4 years she has destroyed a few hundred $ worth. She doesn't swallow them, though. Just chews them up.