Ask US Anything: Oxygen for Cats, In-Wash Fur Removal Products and Cat Breath

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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.

Oxygen for Cats

Carol wrote in, “I’m writing to ask if you have any information about setting up at home oxygen for cats. My sister’s 11 yr old Ragdoll cat, Cashmere, has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and is having increasingly frequent episodes of shortness of breath which responds to oxygen at the vets. They have been advised to get an oxygen tent at home and are having a great deal of difficulty finding a tent they can afford and even in securing the oxygen. The medical supply places they call have never heard of oxygen for cats and unfortunately the vet is not helping them at all except to write a prescription for the oxygen.

I’m wondering if you have any information at all that would help her as she is devastated and anything you know would be very welcome and appreciated.”

I replied:

“I am sorry to hear about your sister’s kitty.

I have posted your inquiry on our Facebook page, as I do not know –

Please do check the link again in 24 hours as more people respond.”


In-Wash Fur Removal Products

Barbee wrote in asking, “Amazon has several listed but few reviews. Just wondered if you’d tested them. Would love to get more cat hair off my clothes in the wash! Floating Pet Fur Catcher Thanks, Barbee”

I replied, “I have not – yet! I have them in my own Amazon cart though! I have also wondered about the FurZapper

Left: Floating Pet Fur Catcher
Right: FurZapper


Ragdoll Cat Breath

Nirihan wrote in asking, “Hello. have a question. my rag doll cats breath are starting to stink more. and we dont want to get it done for 200 each! and would want to try and do it ourselves. does anyone brush their cats teeth and have a success at it? and if so, any tips/brush/toothpaste you use on them? they already kinda hate getting their nails trimmed, so not sure how this will go lol. my husband will be the one brushing their teeth if anything. any tips/advice? thank you”

I posed the question to our Facebook page:


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  1. Another great set of questions this week! Wow! 🙂 <3

    I am so very sorry to hear about the kitty who needs oxygen treatment for the CHF condition. Just a heartbreaking situation. Poor kitteh and kitteh mommy. I have no experience with this issue so no guidance or advice to contribute. Prayers going out for that kitty! Hoping some great guidance and sharing results from the Super Pawesome & Fabulous Floppycats FB Community! <3

    Fascinating products for the laundry removal of pet hair! I'm going to have to go check those products out right meow! Never heard of either but sure would be interested in trying them as there is ALWAYS kitty hair left on all clean dress clothes here that require Lilly Brushing after we get dressed. lol 🙂 <3

    We don't brush Miss PSB's teeth. We never have brushed any of our pets' teeth throughout the years but do believe in routine dental cleanings when needed. Wishing the owner's hubby much luck with the teeth brushing. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

    1. i know about the oxygen thing – so sad. i had hoped to hear better things about those fur removers. i brushed charlie and trigg’s and it didn’t make a difference, so i gave up.

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