It’s pretty much inevitable: From time to time, you can expect your cat to get a hairball. After all, she spends most of her waking hours grooming her pretty coat, so it makes sense, right? And that’s especially true if your furry friend has long hair.
Hairballs happen when your kitty swallows loose hair while grooming. Normally, the hair is passed through the poop, but sometimes it’s vomited out instead. Hence, that hacking up a hairball sensation you’ve probably seen your cat go through. (We know, kinda gross.)
There is something easy you can do to make it less likely for your cat to barf out a hairball. Brushing your cat will get rid of any loose hairs before she can ingest them.
As far as treatments go, it’s always best to consult with your vet.
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