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7 Facts About Cat Hairballs

  • 29 April 2016
  • Author: 3 Sided Media
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7 Facts About Cat Hairballs

Today is Hairball awareness day! Here are 7 facts you may not know about hairballs:

1. "Trichobezoar" is the technical name for a hairball.

2. Hairballs happen when cats ingest indigestible hair during grooming, it then forms a mass that can't pass from the stomach.

3. Hairballs are more common in the spring when cats are shedding their winter coats.

4. Long-haired cats are more prone to hairballs.

5. One or two hairballs a year is pretty normal, but seek a veterinarians advice if they occur more often.

6. Regular grooming can reduce the risk of hairballs.

7. Severe hairballs may require surgery.

Ask your veterinarian about your cat's hairballs at their next appointment!

Source: AVMA

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