- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I have a tuxedo cat who is about 5 years old. She has very fine, silky hair and sheds pretty badly. I try to brush her everynight, but it doesn’t seem to help. For the past year she’s been having coughing fits. She’ll cough/heave a few times throughout the day, and eventually at some point I’ll find a hairball she’s thrown up.
We’ve tried brushing, along with a few hairball treatments (the stuff that looks like molasses), treats that say “to help digest hairballs” and even special food for hairballs, but nothing seems to help.
We have another cat who never has hairball problems, and the cat with the problem also likes to groom the other cat.
I’m at a loss for what I can do to help her, she sounds pitiful always hacking away. Half the time we can tell she’s “throwing it up” but swallowing it back down, over and over.