Trundling along (bit of a long post)

After a stressful time with Whoopi everything seems to be back on an even keel. A few weeks ago Whoopi stopped eating, she would go 24 -36hrs without touching a thing, then she would start to pick at her food for a few days before stopping again. She was taken to the vets where blood tests revealed she was anaemic and x-rays were inconclusive. At this point she was approaching 72hrs from her last small meal and was close to requiring intravenous fluids. I was obviously very concerned about this as we still had no idea as to the cause. That night she vomited up several large hairballs (consisting of Florins coat). The following day she ate reasonably well for her, though she carried on vomiting the odd bit of hair. I phoned the vet to discuss and we came to the conclusion that she had ingested enough hair to cause a partial blockage. This would also fit with the blood tests as anaemia can be caused by malnutrition (she hadn't eaten properly for quite some time). I had to make the sad, but practical decision to take Florins coat off, as Whoopi wasn't purposely eating the fur but was ingesting it during their play sessions, so short of stopping them playing I couldn't guarantee...

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