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Posted by: Errol T Van Renen | 2010-09-10

Cat swallowing &  inhaling its fur

I have a 10 year old semi-feral male cat that spends ALL its waking time licking its very fine fur. Although I feed it Anti-hairball pellets, I''m convinced that it has breathed the fur into its air passages &  lungs because it has coughing /sneezing fits for as many as 40 times at any one time &  wheezes when it sleeps. Whilst I can control its fur intake from mouth to stomach &  out, I dont know what to do about its inhalation of fur

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Hi Errol

It is unlikely that you cat is inhaling hair into it's lungs. Your cat is obviously suffering from excessive licking which could be stress related. I would also advise that you demat/brush your cat on a reqular basis. It is difficult advise on the wheezing - maybe feline asthma, cardiac e.t.c. Please visit you vet for a check-up.

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010-09-10

Hi Errol

It is unlikely that you cat is inhaling hair into it's lungs. Your cat is obviously suffering from excessive licking which could be stress related. I would also advise that you demat/brush your cat on a reqular basis. It is difficult advise on the wheezing - maybe feline asthma, cardiac e.t.c. Please visit you vet for a check-up.

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