Fact: A hairball is called… what?

I haz a hairball

I haz a hairball

The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.” Trichobezoars (hairballs) are commonly found in cats who ingest hair while grooming. Here’s a few more facts…

Are hairballs normal? They are fairly common, because cats are licking their fur coats to keep clean.

What should I do if my cat has a bad hairball? A hairball could potentially become too large for your cat to vomit up or pass out, and in the worst case, you might even need to have surgery for your cat to remove it. An examination forInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), hypomotility disorder (slow gut movement), or food allergy are possible underlying causes for hairball formation so make sure you pop down to your vet for regular checkups.

How can I prevent hairballs? Regularly groom your feline friend and show them your love.

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