Help My cat's are throwing up and one is losing her hair!!

by Heather Bancroft
(Peoria, Illinois, US)

I have two cats one is a long haired male mancoon (Shadow)and the other is a medium haired slim female (Samarah). I groom my male on a regular basis so that hair is not everywhere and he seems to love not having all that hair on him. Recently I have noticed one of them has been throwing up a lot. I am not sure which one it is. I have also noticed my females hair everywhere, in clumps, I do know my male plays a little rough with Samarah. While I was asleep last night, they were going at it all night. I woke up to hair everywhere. What can I do for the trowing up and the hair everywhere? I already have them on a special diet for the trow-up, it used to help but now they are doing it again. I am not sure if the hair is from them going at it or if she is just lossing it??

Clueless in Illinois

Answer by Kate
Hair loss can be caused by many things from mites, to over grooming and even skin allergies. Whether or not two cats would fight to the point of pulling each others hair out i could not say but would thought that it is unlikely. When you watch cats fight or play, it is usually more noise and hissing rather than lots of actual body contact.

As for the vomiting well again it could be caused by many things from a tummy bug to hairballs etc. Due to the fact that your cats have long fur then hairballs could be more likely.

My best advice is to ask you read my pages about hair loss, vomiting and hairballs. they should be able to give you all the information to help you solve the problem.

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best wishes Kate

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