Most cat owners have had to clean up a hairball or two. While an occasional hairball is nothing to be concerned with, when do hairballs signify something more? Hairballs are basically regurgitated cat hair, though sometimes the vomiting can occur without the hair. Frequent hairballs are uncommon in any cat. If they are having these episodes regularly, they should be taken to a vet for an examination. The vet can assess the problem and recommend tailored changes.

There are some ways to lessen hairballs in cats. The most surefire way is to groom your cats regularly. By brushing them, you are removing loose fur. This lowers the amount of fur cats can eat while they groom themselves. Regular coming and fur maintenance also have health benefits for their skin.

Hairballs can occur in any type of cat regardless of whether they are short-haired or not. It should be noted that long-haired cats are more prone to having them. Regular brushing and grooming are more important in their case, and they will probably require it more often. If grooming doesn’t improve the hairball situation, get them to a vet. Once again, he or she will be able to assess the problem and recommend a course of action.

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