Make hairballs a thing of the past
Cats are known for all the kinds of problems that they cause because of their hairballs and it is high time that you do something about them. Usually those cats which have long hair are more prone to developing hairballs rather than those cats that have shorter hair. Also, like mentioned already you need to do something about the hairballs, you should not take these for granted if they haven’t yet caused your cat any trouble, because they very well can. If the problem is not dealt with well, and if your cat is unable to get rid of a particular hairball through vomiting it out or the other way it can cause some serious health problems, dealing with blockages in the digestive system. There are also severe cases concerning the ill treatment of hairballs that have actually been fatal for the cat, though it can be removed through surgery. But the idea of removing hairballs through surgery for your cat is not a great idea! There are some things that you can do at home to help your cat avoid develop hairballs.
The firs t thing that you should do to prevent hairballs from developing is the daily grooming of your cat. Ensure that you comb your cat’s fur on a daily basis so that all the dead hair that would have otherwise formed a hairball is taken care of by you. After you have brushed your cat’s hair satisfactorily, wipe the coat with some kind of moist cloth or towel so that all further dead hair would be taken care of. This kind of grooming done on a regular basis would lessen the chances of your cat facing the trouble of hairballs.
There are also some special products such as lubricants that you can feed your cat if they face constant trouble with the hairballs. These would help your cat to easily digest the hairball and pass it out through its digestive system without causing too much trouble for your cat. Besides these lubricants, there are also some special kinds of cat food that once fed to your cat help it in digestion by breaking the hairball up. The main ingredient in this kind of cat food is mineral oil that helps in the breaking up of the hairball that would help your cat’s digestive system out of danger.
However, if your cat reaches such severe conditions of health where it begins to retch or there is no bowel movement for days together you should know that the hairball problem for your cat has reached serious levels and you should take care of the condition immediately. You must visit the vet for the best possible course of action to help your cat get rid of the horrid hairball problem.