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Hair Balls

Hair Balls

If there is something that characterizes cats, it is their elegance, and this leads to always having a beautiful appearance, shiny and silky hair. For that, cats make a gesture that we have all seen in them. They lick their hair for hours.

If there is something that characterizes cats, it is their elegance, and this leads to always having a beautiful appearance, shiny and silky hair. For that, cats make a gesture that we have all seen in them. They lick their hair for hours.

Thus they achieve their purpose, to stay clean and above all to eliminate loose hair. When licking for hours and hours, the dead hairs are swallowed, which together with the food, pass to the stomach, forming the Hair balls, which can be easily eliminated by vomiting or stool.

The problem comes when the hairball becomes large, and its intestines become blocked, causing symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, etc. in the cat.
When we see our cat looking sick, sad, with diarrhea or eating grass, we should take him to the vet, since he will surely have a hairball that he cannot eliminate, and if the problem becomes more serious, it could even lead to death.

For a cat to eat grass is a sign that it wants to make itself vomit to expel the hairball.

The cats most prone to hairballs are obviously those with long hair, as they lose more hair and spend more time licking themselves, but in the same way, a short-haired cat has the same obsession with cleanliness and consequently will also have the risk of hairballs. hairballs.

A good brushing from its owner, as long as it is regular, is a good remedy, as it will prevent the cat from swallowing so much hair.

  • See also:
    • Cat breeds
    • Vaccination schedule

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