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Dog hair ball

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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We have a Shi tzu and he has very long hair. Every once in a while, it sounds like he is trying to cough up a hair ball like a cat does. Is there anything to help him to get it up or to help it pass? Gettin his hair cut is not an option, and a vet visit is not possible either.

Tia
by on Sep. 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Why is it that it's not an option to cut or take him to the vet?

PinkButterfly66
by New Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Brush him regularly and hair ball remedy which is flavored vasoline to help things slide out.  

Junebaby18
by Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Quoting MistressMinerva:

Why is it that it's not an option to cut or take him to the vet?



No money.
MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Oh okay.

Quoting Junebaby18:

Quoting MistressMinerva:

Why is it that it's not an option to cut or take him to the vet?



No money.


Junebaby18
by Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Brush him regularly and hair ball remedy which is flavored vasoline to help things slide out.  



I've tried brushing him, but he won't let anyone brush him. Do they make dog hair ball stuff or would I get the cat version?
PinkButterfly66
by New Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

He needs to be brushed.  Try different brushes.  If his skin is sensitive, wire brushs will hurt.  The cat hairball remedy will work for him.  They don't make dog versions, but they sell different flavors.

splatz
by Sarah on Sep. 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

bump

Janet
by Ruby Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I never heard of a hairball problem in a dog.

JTE11
by Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Unless your dog does a whole lot of licking chances are it isn't a hairball. It could be something like a collapsed/collapsing trachea (that needs vet attention) but it could also be something called reverse sneezing, which you don't need to do anything about. Without a video it's impossible to know.

Junebaby18
by Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Quoting JTE11:

Unless your dog does a whole lot of licking chances are it isn't a hairball. It could be something like a collapsed/collapsing trachea (that needs vet attention) but it could also be something called reverse sneezing, which you don't need to do anything about. Without a video it's impossible to know.



He actually does do a lot of licking on his feet. At least every hour or so. And then he licks himself after he pees. Nasty, but its what he does. lol
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