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Sausage shaped sick (I'm sorry!)

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I got up this morning to find that Tilly had been sick right next to her food bowls. I thought at first she'd done poos, as they were brown and sausage shaped - but when I cleaned it up, I realised it was sick.

Might this be hairballs - there was defintely hair in there, but not matted together like I'd imagine a hairball looked. I haven't seen a hairball before, so I'm not sure if this is it?

I fed her after the clean up, she ate everything and was her usual self - doesn't seem ill at all.

Thanks for any thoughts
post #2 of 15
It sounds like a hairball to me. They aren't solid masses of fur but are squishy, have fur in them and look like little sausages with one end being a little bit more pointy than the other. Sorry for the graphic image - it is what it is.
post #3 of 15
Thats a hairball!
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Phew! Thank you so much - I had a persian before, so never encountered hairballs - and this is the first time in the year I've had her that Tilly has decided to produce one.

She's in for one long grooming session tonight!
post #5 of 15
Oh thats nice, now I know what a hairball looks like. Trout has never had one.
post #6 of 15
Yeah, I've experienced this. Lovely, ain't it?
post #7 of 15
Wilbur has offered up the "sausage-like" hairballs. And what's really gross is that from a distance, it *does* look like a turd.

Cat ownership is not for the squeamish!!
post #8 of 15
Just wait until she leaves one on the carpet one night, and you step on it in the morning. There ain't nothing like a freezing cold, oozy gooey hairball to help wake you up in the morning
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog View Post
Just wait until she leaves one on the carpet one night, and you step on it in the morning. There ain't nothing like a freezing cold, oozy gooey hairball to help wake you up in the morning

Lord, that is the truth. That happened to me last week.
post #10 of 15
Poor Rosie hacked one up upstairs at the weekend My livingroom is open plan so i could hear her and that's when i jumped up, and Sophie sat looking up the stairs wondering what the noise was she was making
post #11 of 15
Alley used to get them regularly and thats exactly what they looked like. She wouldn't eat the hairball type food and absolutely HATED the jelly type hairball remedy. Nothing worse than finding that on your bed!
post #12 of 15
Radar has only had a hairball once or twice but I remember the horror I felt when I first saw one (he's my first ever cat!) and was standing there thinking 'oh no, what the heck is THAT?!!' and wondering if it was some sort of medical emergency.
post #13 of 15
Now I'm dreading hairballs. I never imagined them to be so... turd-like.
post #14 of 15
One of my guys threw one up the other day. By the time I found it it was hard but definately a hairball. From a distance I thought it was a poo!
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
I don't feel quite as silly now! I never imagined a furball would look like that! Who decided to call them balls?!

Sounds like I have much to look forward to - sigh! I think Tilly was as surprised as me about what it was and that it had come from her - we live and learn!
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