Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Can Hairballs Harm Your Cat?


It's just hair, isn't it?

Yes, it's just hair and hairballs can really harm your cat. Hairballs can cause vomiting, loss of appetite and constipation in your cat. In rare cases, removal may require surgery. Spare your cat from these problems by following this tips:

Brush your cat daily. Yes, it is as simple as that. Use a bristle or rubber brush for short haired cats. For long haired felines, use a wide-toothed comb or wire slicker brush. Brushing while your cat is shedding can help to prevent hairballs from forming in the stomach.

Less loose fur on the cat = less fur in the stomach.

Or you can also feed your cat a "hairball control" cat food high in vegetable fibre, or administer a commercial hairball prevention preparation available from your veterinarian or pet store.

Anyway, the daily brushing can help to increase the bond between you and your cat. Don't you want that?

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