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Question by DottsyZ
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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I was wondering if it is normal for a 4 year old teacup to poop hair. I noticed that she has been licking herself "down there" a lot and she just now pooped in the house (very uncommon of her) and it was like a stick of hair. Should I be worried?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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Does the area around her genitals look like it's lost a lot of hair?  It may be that she got hold of something that bound her up, such as carpet fluff or a sudden bald patch on her fuzzy toy.

Both of my girls occasionally poop hair, but in my case it's more like beads on a string (I have long hair so if they eat one I've shed on the floor, it goes right on through).

I would check for sources of fiber in the house and yard, and definitely keep an eye on her.  If she poops another hairy one, take it and her to the vet ASAP.  You might want to take the poo she just did to the vet and have it looked at, could settle the question right away if the foreign substance can be identified.


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