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What’s up with the hair balls anyways??

by Twila on January 11, 2016

Most people may not know this but after grooming, your  cat’s digestive system is suppose to push the fur out the other end. However, with the amount of self grooming that goes on this never happens. Next thing you know you hear that awful gaging noise and then there it is on your floor, a huge furry spit ball just staring at you.

What causes fur balls?

  • Stress
  • boredom
  • Compulsive disorder
  • Skin problems (allergies, parasites, or infections)
  • Cleaning
  • Arthritis (easing the pain)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

 

Prevention

Fiber- adding fiber to your kitty’s diet will help prevent the fur from clumping.

Making sure your cat isn’t allergic to her food-  Potential allergen ingredients can cause Gastrointestinal inflammation, which leads to a lot of self grooming

Brushing- Depending on how long/thick your fur baby’s fur is, you should brush once daily.

 

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