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My very furry Maine Coon cat has been eating s fur as well

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My very furry Maine Coon cat has been eating his fur as well as trying to scratch fur up off the rug he sleeps on. In the past 3 days he has vomited several times after eating his food Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet dry and wet. Should I bring him to the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long has he been showing the fur eating signs?
What is he bringing up in his vomit now?
Can he keep water down?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?