Do dogs cough up hairballs?
Quite frankly yes, some dogs do 'cough' up hairballs. Actually they more like throw them up. It is usually after excessive licking, caused by excessive itching or loose fur that causes them to lick, and even sometimes develop a 'hot spot' which can be bare of fur due to the excessive licking. A dogs system does not handle the hair as well as a cat, and they usually will pass small amounts in the feces, which can leave hanging matter from the anus forcing one to use a tissue or paper towel to remove by gently pulling on it. However excessive amounts of hair can, and does cause a dog to throw up the excess fur, usually tangled around what regular food they last ate as a 'ball', log, or other shape. Since dogs really don't like to throw up they can spend some time coughing or choking, and scaring their owners silly, before bringing up the offending matter. This cough/choke is different than a regular cough in that the dog will swallow over and over again during the coughing trying to avoid vomiting. One warning though, this same behavior can be a result of a condition in certain dogs known as a bloat, so when in doubt have your vet check it out.
Unlike dogs, cats groom themselves by constantly licking themselves, top to bottom. That is why you rarely have to give them baths. They have tongues that are like sandpaper, and when they lick their fur, it pulls the hair and everything on it into their mouths and stomachs. So the cats swallow hair and then cough it up as hairballs.
About Hairballs Hairballs, as the name suggests, are balls of hair that cats sometimes cough up. The hair is actually fur that they accidently swallowed while they were licking themselves clean. If your cat seems to be coughing up hairballs a lot, an easy solution is to brush and groom it more often so it won't need to clean its fur itself.
cats cough up hairballs because when they lick their fur and they haven't been groomed the dead furs get in the cats mouth and he or she swallows it. The fur can build up and when the cat can't make it come out the back end the cat ends up puking it up. Its important to groom your pets so the fur doesn't build up in your pets body
By inward I suppose you mean it coughs from the throat. Many dogs can have a cough (kennel cough) if they are around other dogs that have it. It is very contagious. Take your dog to the veterinarian he can tell you what is wrong. Also, keep up with it's vaccinations yearly. There is a vaccine for kennel cough.
Hair can be broken up with special treats and diets that your vet perscribes. Certain types of grass and herbs that are known to break up hairballs in cat's and dogs. Cat nip is probably the most affordable and well known herb and is safe for a dog's consumption. However, if hairballs are a big concern, you should really see the vet before doing anything.
Yes. My cat knock over cups, meows all night every night, and hides in covers. he likes to scrach people. Definatley. Cats are selfish, they don't care what you say, they cough up hairballs, and make people bleed. They are lazy, and they would leave you to die if you house was burning. They hiss alot, and are not loyal. They would trade you in for a can of tuna. DOGS are better by a…
when cats lick their fur, they swallow the hair that they picked up and after a while they throw up. Unlike dogs, cats groom themselves by constantly licking themselves, top to bottom. That is why you rarely have to give them baths. They have tongues that are like sandpaper, and when they lick their fur, it pulls the hair and everything on it into their mouths and stomachs. Because they do this, they have a…
COUGHFree Cough Syrup by Heel, Inc. can be purchased through 1-800-Petmeds for about $15. However, most cases of kennel cough are mild and will resolve in about 10 days. Older dogs, pups or those recovering from an illness or surgery should be taken to a vet if kennel cough develops as it can progress to a more serious condition.
If your dog is "sniffling" or sounds as if they have a cold it is most like kennel cough or Bordetella. It is highly contagious and common in shelter dogs. Most dogs exhibit a harsh cough or a hacking noise. Keep an eye on your dog and when their cough is gone be sure to get them vaccinated for Bordetella.
Cats often cough due to hairballs, or sneeze because they have something up their nose (eg., water). However, coughing and sneezing together may be a sign of something more serious, such as URI (Upper Respiratory Infection). If the coughing/sneezing is happening more than normal, if they occur together, if the coughing sounds painful or if the cat has runny/watery/goopy eyes/nose, take him to the vet.
The only cats that never get hairballs are Sphynx cats (which are hairless.) Some cats get hairballs more often than others, especially if they are long-haired cats. Hairballs are a way of getting rid of ingested hair, so you can prevent hairballs by feeding cats something like Petromalt, which allows them to pass the hair rather than throwing it up.