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Cat Health > Non-productive "hairball" cough...
Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Fri Jun 4, '10 4:34pm PST 
Back from the vet, it's laringitissmile. No bronchitis, no asthma - thanks God! We still did x-ray (I asked, in order to rule out anything more serious) and it came out just fine.

I asked vet about asthma and he said at once "no" - with asthma they have trouble to get the air out and not "in" or something like that.

Julian is not vocal at all, he mews very, very rarely, so I still have no idea whether he lost his mew or his mew changed - he is just a serioussmile and silent cat.

Julian will be taking antibiotics for a week, this should help (paws crossed).

He says thank you all very much for your responses!

PS. Neither Julian nor Santana ever had hairballs. Like I said in the beginning of my post they do not groom themselves and I believe on raw diet they are not suppose to have them anyway. My previous cat had one hairball in his life when he was 7 years old but I didn't bath him often (only before shows), so he groomed himself, at least from time to time.
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Cat Health > Non-productive "hairball" cough...
Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Fri Jun 4, '10 9:26am PST 
Thank you very much, guys!

I'm at work and can't watch video, have to wait until I get home...

I made an appointment with the vet for 3 p.m. tonight, fingers crossed...
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Cat Health > Non-productive "hairball" cough...

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Fri Jun 4, '10 7:51am PST 
Hi!

It started a few days ago when Julian was trying to throw up a hairball (looked like that to me) and nothing came out. None of my cats ever had any hairballs - maybe because I bathe and blowdry them once or twice a week and they don't groom themselves, maybe because of raw diet, maybe both, I don't know.

Anyway - otherwise Julian looked healthy and his usual self - he was playing, running, eating, drinking, using litterbox etc., so I didn't think it could be something serious.

Yesterday my boyfriend was at my place and told me to take Julian to a vet because he didn't think it was "hairball" but he thought it looked like lung problems or so. Sure I got scared to death and googled and found out it could be asthma, heart problems, lungs problems etc.

I'll try to get him to the vet today but most probably they won't consider it emergency and I may have appointment for only next week... and I'm dying from fear for my cat.

Could somebody tell me what to expect? He has this cough attacks and my boyfriend listened to his chest and said he heard "wheesing" but nothing else seems to be wrong - he is active, in healthy weight, his appetite seems to get even encreased lately, no shortage of breath or panting...

Thank you!
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Grooming > Cat shampoo for humans?

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Wed Jun 2, '10 1:02pm PST 
I have no problems using cat products on my head, so far didn't have any problems with it.

My hair is very fine and oily - I just wash it every day and it solves all problems. Honestly, I'm not sure shampoos make lots of difference on my hair but conditioners do. Lately I use Pantene or Fantasia shampoos on my hair and then conditioner (prefer "hair mask" types), and I'm sure that even if I don't wash hair daily it will still look good at least next day.

Long ago once I tried to use dish detergent on my hair. It was after nose job and they didn't let me wash hair for quite a few days after surgery, and my hair got really greasy. I would never ever use it again. I have long hair and I probably spent hours trying to comb it and pulled quite a bit of hair.
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Grooming > Matts Matts and more Matts!

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Mon May 24, '10 7:56am PST 
Bumpurr, furrriendsmile, congratulations on wonderful ending of show season!!!!

I quit smoking 3+ years ago on Wellbutrin (love it!), didn't smoke for over 2 years, then I had huge stress and started again. My boyfriend doesn't know I smoke (and I don't want to worry him), I don't smoke on week-ends and when I'm at work (my coworkers also don't know) but I do smoke after work and sometimes in the morning with a cup of coffeecry

I plan to quit totally this week though, I feel I am ready for that, so we'll be real "bruders"smile
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Grooming > Matts Matts and more Matts!
Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Sat May 22, '10 5:15pm PST 
Bumpurr, furrriend, where have you been???? We missed you badly and couldn't find anywhere! And belated congratulations with being Cat of the Day!cheer

You said everything better than me (as alwayslaugh out loud) - "great minds think alike"cheer
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Grooming > Matts Matts and more Matts!

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Thu May 20, '10 7:57am PST 
First I'd try to find the way to prevent matts from forming. It may be grease (do you bath him with degreaser?), food (mine eat raw), wrong products for bathing etc.

I have several greyhound combs and many other "staff" that one who is showing persians is supposed to have... I do not comb my cats daily, I rarely do it and they do not develop knots or matts. And their coats are really very long. But I bathe them once a week and degrease their coats.

If I feel a knot with my hands I first work it through with my fingers, then I may use facial ("flea") comb.
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Grooming > Big Boy Grooming Hair Knots

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Tue May 18, '10 8:09am PST 
I have 2 persian cats I showed with CFA last season - Julian got Regional Win and Santana ended up as CFA best cream smoke persian 2010, regional breed winner etc., both are CFA grands, off course, and both have very long coats.

People think I comb them daily or at least very often and they are mistaken. I may comb them once in a while but it is really rarely.

I would never touch a knot or matt or tangle or furrball with a comb - never ever. Only with my fingers. I go through my cats coat with my hands and fingers, find whatever needs attention, work it through with my fingers as much as I can and then I may comb this out.

There are tons of factors that "contribute" to forming knots, I would put grease and diet in the first place. My cats actually rarely have furrballs or knots
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Choosing the Right Cat > Would someone explain to me the difference between a Backyard Breeder and a Kitten Mill?

Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Wed Apr 28, '10 8:17pm PST 
Bumpurr, kitties, where is Harvey? I have just read the thread in "Adoption section", what's going on? What happened? I worry sooooo much about him!!!!!crycrycrycrycrycrycry
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Choosing the Right Cat > Would someone explain to me the difference between a Backyard Breeder and a Kitten Mill?
Julian

CFA Regional- Winner 2009-2010
 
 
Purred: Wed Apr 28, '10 11:14am PST 
Wow, Bumpurr, HUGE congratulations on wonderful show results!!! Way to go, kitties!!!

I still don't know where Julian is going to be placed in the region - he is #16 now but 156+ points at the last show should take him a little higher. And he is #2 tabby in CFA premiership this season. Santana is going to end up #5 smoke in CFA, #1 cream smoke (color win, they have to send him a certificate) and he is making regional breed win. I am very proud of him because he is a whole male and it was a challenge to grand him.

I believe Santana can easily make regional win next season - he granded in mid February and in a few shows he got over 700 points, and I believe Julian can make National Win if I tried really hard - but I will probably not be showing anymore.

This is all together - financial issues because they are laying off people and will probably cut off our hours (hi, Bumpurr!laugh out loud, too much time consuming (I have a looong "to do" list since I couldn't have anything done with all those shows) and some CFA issues (I didn't take politics seriously but finally had to admit there is politics and many other things about shows I didn't like at all).

I'll probably miss fun of showing but I'll definitely not going to miss the driving, MOLsmile.
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