It appears you have not yet registered with the CAT Forums. To register please click here...




Featured Photos

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-30-2010   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Cool Cat
 
Lu_Bloodmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 149
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
My Mood: Cheerful
Lu_Bloodmoon is on a distinguished road
Default Cat is gacking but no hairball yet?

Hi guys,

Lestat started to gack yesterday like he wants to throw up but nothing comes up. I'm not sure he's about to spit a hairball, he has very short hair and doesn't shed at all. And I groom him every single week even though I don't catch much loosen/dead hair.

When cats start to gack do they usually spit an hairball immediately or can it take more time? It's my first cat and I never saw this before, when I saw him yesterday it seemed awful, all the gacking but no vomiting.

His stool seems to have some hair attached, not much though, so I assumed he was eliminating hair well.

Should I take him to the vet? I tend to worry too much but he's my first cat ever and I have him for 2 months only. I'm such a cat's noob...
__________________
Lu ~ aka Lestat's servant

"Dogs have masters. Cats have servants."
__________________________________
Breed profile: ‎
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lu_Bloodmoon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Cat Content
Unread 11-30-2010   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supreme Cat Lover!
 
acerlt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,617
Thanks: 288
Thanked 275 Times in 262 Posts
My Mood: Cheerful
acerlt is on a distinguished road
Default

As long as he is eating and eliminating normally, not to worry just yet.

Yes cats can do the hyuk hyuk and not get anything up. He is young for hairball trouble, but his fur is thick.

Fur doesn't always form into what people think of as the typical hairball. There can be flat mats of it coating the insides of stomach, intestine or esophagus. My guess is that he's got some fur stuck somewhere around his throat.

My suggestion is to dose Lestat with hairball remedy for three days in a row. See if that gives him some relief.

Then cut back to every other day for a couple of doses, then drop to every four days....once a week.

Of course if his condition worsens, or after the first three days he does not seem better, get him to the vet. He is inside only right?

Do you have long hair by any chance?

Give the hairball remedy on an empty stomach at least an hour before food.

Let me know how he's doing.

PS..I just peeked in your profile, you DO have long hair. It may be your hair he is ingesting.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
please read this first
acerlt is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to acerlt For This Useful Post:
Unread 11-30-2010   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Cool Cat
 
Lu_Bloodmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 149
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
My Mood: Cheerful
Lu_Bloodmoon is on a distinguished road
Default

Gail,

Thanks so much for having time to give me advice, with all you're going through atm.

I also doubt it's a hairball but I'm not expert. You are correct, his hair is very thick and he's grooming himself quite a lot lately. I don't see any cat hair around since he doesn't seem to shed (which I find great!) but maybe he's ingesting some.

Now you got me thinking... he sometimes sees my hair as a toy. He will grab it with both paws, pull it and even tries to eat it, usually when I wear a ponytail (not often).

After work I'll go to the vet shop and ask for a hairball remedy, just in case.
__________________
Lu ~ aka Lestat's servant

"Dogs have masters. Cats have servants."
__________________________________
Breed profile: ‎
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lu_Bloodmoon is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 03-15-2011   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Top Cat
 
AuntKitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 486
Thanks: 3
Thanked 77 Times in 66 Posts
My Mood: Blah
AuntKitty is on a distinguished road
Default

Mr. Midnight does that sometimes, and he never brings up a hairball. About a year ago he started doing it frequently for a couple of days and I brought him to the vet because I was scared. It was as if he was choking/hacking/coughing/trying to puke/trying to bring up a hairball. I wasn't sure what was happening. I left him at the vet overnight and he did not do it even once while he was there (you know, it's like when your car is making a funny noise and when you bring the car to the mechanic, the noise stops.) Till this day I don't know what those noises mean. If you find out please letus know. I hope Lestat will be okay.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mother of Magic, Midnight, Topaz and Emerald
There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of a purring kitty
AuntKitty is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice , cat , cat's , cats , cut , eating , food , fun , funny , fur , great , groom , grooming , hey , scared , vet , vomiting , worry

Sponsored Cat Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Cat Forum Replies Last Post
Friskies Hairball Remedy for Adult Cats admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Precise Plus Feline Hairball Formula (6.6-lb bag) admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Precise Plus Feline Hairball Formula (3.3-lb bag) admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Precise Plus Feline Hairball Formula (16.5-lb bag) admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Veterinarian's Best Cat-Lube Hairball & Digestive Aid admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


Sitemap: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28