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Are hairballs dangerous for my cat?

Hairballs are known as trichobezoar or fur balls. They are more common in the long-haired cats. Hairballs are the result of a cat’s self-grooming antics. That hairball can form into a mat which can lead to gastrointestinal problems in your cat and possibly constipation. Hairballs are quite common but there are steps you can take to keep your cat safe from any digestive problems as a result of all that grooming. To help, you should groom your cat frequently with daily brushing which can reduce the amount of hair the cat will ingest. Many pet supplies on the market, petroleum-based, that act as a laxative to pass hairballs more easily. Also with these products you add them to a cat’s food, some pet food companies also provide cat foods and treats with specific remedies for the recurrent hairball and fur ball problems.

 

 

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