Cats hairballs

cats hairballs

Why do cats develop hairballs

When cats groom by licking their own fur, they swallow some of their hair. Most of the hair passes all the way through the digestive tract without problems. But if some hair stays in the stomach, it forms hairballs.

What are cats hairballs symptoms

Cats get rid of hairballs by vomiting. This is the most obvious symptom, and you can easily see the hairball/ hairballs on top of the cat vomit.

Other symptoms are:
· Ongoing retching or cat vomiting without producing cats hairballs
· Lack of appetite
· Lethargy
· Constipation
· Diarrhea

Cats hairballs prevention and treatment

· Groom your cat regularly.
· Give your cat meals that prevent the development of hairballs. Most cat food companies have developed such formulas.
· If you cook your cat's meals, use this homemade remedy: Add a few drops of olive oil in them. It will help your cat get rid of cats hairballs in the most natural way.
· Give your cat a petroleum-based hairballs remedy (available in pet shops) on a regular basis. Note that these remedies are formulated to taste appealing to cats. However, if your cat doesn’t readily eat the treatment from your finger or out of its food dish, you might try spreading it on its paws. Your cat will start licking it to clean its paws.