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I was just wondering what a hairball really looks like? My Sugar recently threw up something black that looks like a big long mass of hair and since she is grey and white, that might be why its blackish. twinkie never throws up anything at all, but then again he doesnt clean as much as Sugar. Just wondering how often cats usually throw up hair balls?
 

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If I don't brush everyday and give them hairball remover twice a week, then Levi (long-haired) would throw one up about once a week. From what you described, I'm pretty sure it's a hairball.
 

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Its funny how Sugar is so short haired compared to Twinkie but she Cleans alot! Thats probably why she has so many hairballs!
 

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cujo cleans a lot and has never thrown up a hairball in the time i've had him (about a month). is this bad? he is a domestic medium hair.
 

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It's best to brush her and give her hairball gel, which you can get in large supermarkets or any pet store. The poor cats gag and gag to bring them up because they can't digest that mass.
 

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Where can I find a very good brush? is it called electrostatic (maybe) ? I have been looking for a while now and couldn't find something that looks efficient. I saw one once advertized and after having groomed the pet you could remove the dead pieces of hair altogether like a blankie ( I couldn't find a better term of comparison)
 

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You're making felt, Ioana! (Seriously!) Unless Frosty has long hair, I don't think I'd buy the wire type. You could use a comb if you think the fur is matting. I usually just combed my long haired cats and used a soft brush and comb for the short hairs.
 

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I don't think I have been clear, Jeanie - my bad :roll: ; I am actually looking for a glove that is made of some sort of fabric similar to the things that clean the lint off your clothes. Nothing that would drastically remove his fur - I know I am a clean freak but I would never endanger my baby :)
 

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I believe I saw something like that on QVC, Ioana. You could call the station and ask or go to QVC.com and check under pet supplies. I was teasing you about making felt. But that is how it's made. We have to get the old, dead fur out of our animals of course, but with no intention of making anything out of it! I have a very strange sense of humor! :)
 
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