Ask US Anything: Horrible Hairballs, Pulling Out Clumps of Hair and Catnip

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

Our “Ask US Anything” is a series of posts on the site where I share the questions/concerns/ideas that readers have sent in and then the responses from our readers about those questions/concerns/ideas.

Ragdoll Cat Having Horrible Hairballs

Stacey wrote in saying, “Do you have any suggestions for hairball vomiting even after dry food has been eliminated? Henrey has been off dry food for 2 months and we’re seeing more vomiting with fur balls. I comb through his fur once a day with an awesome metal comb,.. I always seem to get a mini sweater so he just naturally does shed a lot- but we’d like to help by giving him something that might help pass these easier. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!”

Ragdoll Cat Pulling Out Clumps of Hair

Ragdoll Loving The Yeowww! Catnip Banana

I know this isn’t an inquiry, per say…but I do get a lot of inquiries about what cat toys, beds, etc. are the best or our favorite. I have tooted my love for the Yeowww! Catnip Banana for some time. Since only 60% of cats respond to catnip, it’s not the perfect cat toy for every cat – however, it is my favorite cat toy.  Why?  Well, it has sentimental value – my Rags was gifted a Yeowww! Catnip Banana at the age of 15 and it was the only toy he repeatedly returned to to play with.  Since then, I have known cat after cat to just adore it.  I also like it because it is filled entirely of organic catnip – so if your kitty busts it open, you don’t have to worry about s/he inhaling any fiber material…and more than likely the dried catnip will aid in their digestion. Win-win.  There is something about the banana/half moon shape that really gets the kitties going too – they can bite the ends or the end might slightly poke them, provoking a bunny kick or more.

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4 thoughts on “Ask US Anything: Horrible Hairballs, Pulling Out Clumps of Hair and Catnip

  1. Patti Johnson says:

    Yikes!!! Poor Stacey’s kitty!! I hope she gets some good guidance to help with those dreadful hairballs!! And poor Oliver and his owner! Hoping someone knows how to help them, too!! <3

    I have no advice to offer as I have, thankfully, no experience with either of these extreme problems with my kitty experience. My heart and thoughts and prayers go out to Stacey, her kitty, Oliver and his owner! <3

    I LURVE the Catnip Banana, too, and so does Miss PSB! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    • Nancy Mower says:

      A little update on Oliver’s pulling his hair out. I took him to Vet and she gave me a little pill that I am giving him once a week to try for four weeks, it is a quarter of a pill. It is called Ovaban(Megestrol) 20 mg, also bought a Feliway Diffuser for the area he and Diana are generally located on their post. He does not seem to pulling his hair as much and scrapping with his both items may be helping..I hope it continues to help..

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