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Old 11-21-2012, 12:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Goodness. I hope you were not hurt. Sending you positive healing energy and hope you are doing OK. Also great to hear the cat is better. The poor dears take in a lot of hair when they groom and it always amazes me they don't get stopped up more often. I used to give my longhairs an eighth of a tsp of plain bran mixed in their wet cat food ration twice a week to help them pass their hairballs. In late spring when everyone was shedding I used to mix a quarter cup of bran into a special cat food treat made with ground beef and beef gravy. It worked well to keep everyone moving and I had a lot fewer thrown up hairballs.

My current cats, most of them, love pumpkin pie filling, and I leave a bit out on a cat dish and they come along and take a few licks of it. Pumpkin is very high in fiber and it really helps them with the hairballs as well. Luckily many of my cats have a sweet tooth.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Long time since a reply from me, but thank you Lois! I fractured my neck in 3 places and was frighteningly close to full body paralysis, but thankfully everything appears to be healing properly without issue.

He has very short hair (bengal breed) so the thought of him getting a hairball so easily passed over me. I know he always cleans himself, but he has never shed much - especially with his all quality wet food diet. I can grab a chunk of his hair and pull on it and only get a few pieces from it. He isn't picky at all when it comes to food\feeding methods, so maybe I'll give him a small treat of pumpkin once in a while

I'm just glad I got him feeling better right before the accident. Spent 5 days in the hospital and I would've been more worried about him eating than myself!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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oh my gosh. I a so sorry to hear about your accident and your neck fractures. sending positive energy to you. get better. I am soooooooooo glad you are not paralyzed! take care!

also glad to hear kitty is doing good. i love bengals!
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