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post #1 of 17
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When Meish cleans herself she chews her fur and makes this terrible snort/grunt sound!! Its so funny but I want to know if that is a normal part of grooming...


... great here she goes with the 'i have fur in my throat' swallow... time for some hairball remedy.
post #2 of 17
I have heard this a couple times as well, mainly with our long hair Onyx.
post #3 of 17
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Meish is long hair... I've checked and re checked her for fleas (none). It's just to disturbing to see her chewing her back or her rear end. I won't get into the comments my husband makes LOL
post #4 of 17
Perhaps an allergy that is making her skin itchey? Is the skin flakey or raw? Some foods can cause such an allergy.
post #5 of 17
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She isn't chewing herself constantly. It is only when she cleans herself.

I haven't changed her food, she gets science diet.

She does have occasional flakes on her fur but they go away with daily brusing from the increase in oils.

My father said that his cat does it and he things its matts in the fur?
post #6 of 17
I find the more I brush my long hair cat the less he does that. I think it is a way of getting rough spots smooth, so if I take care of it 1st there generally is no problem.
post #7 of 17
Mine do that as well now and again, and Sophie sounds like a little pig sometimes! I call it their way of exfoliating!
post #8 of 17
Penelope snorts a little bit when she grooms and she's a short-haired cat. So, I don't know. BTW, Susan, I LOVE your new siggy!!
post #9 of 17
Oh thank you!.

Beth who's posted this question did it for me and Danielle put the border on it for me!
post #10 of 17
Molly does this too! Tibby doesn't (or I haven't noticed!) I believe that it is to remove any matted fur that they have found.

I like Susan's explanation of it being their way of exfoliating! Nice analogy!
post #11 of 17
Bay does that when she's cleaning her paws... I guess she's really tryin to get the yuckiness out of there!
post #12 of 17
Loki does this too and he has short hair - it's normal!!
post #13 of 17
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Thanks everyone Just wanted to make sure my cat wasn't strange
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
Thanks everyone Just wanted to make sure my cat wasn't strange
Well...

Kidding!
post #15 of 17
Meeko does the same thing you've described sometimes! And he is shorthaired! Exfoliating, LOL!
post #16 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Well...

Kidding!


LOL.... no Meish does have her quirks... just wanted to make sure she was... um... wicked weird.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Juniper
Meeko does the same thing you've described sometimes! And he is shorthaired! Exfoliating, LOL!

LOL! Exfoliating the rear end... ouchie!
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