Cough, Cough, Hack. It's National Hairball Day!

Time to celebrate!!!!  A National Cat Holiday is always the last Friday in April. This year it is April 29th 2016.  It is not as exciting as Christmas or the 4th of July but is very important - it is an awareness holiday titled, "National Hairball Awareness Day".  

 This guy is simply THRILLED it's national hairball awareness day!

This guy is simply THRILLED it's national hairball awareness day!

That's one problem that we, as people, are glad we don't get.  Hairballs are caused by cats grooming themselves and long haired breeds are more prone to them.  Short haired cats can also get them as a result of excessive grooming.   There is nothing pleasant about the sound of a cat hacking up a hairball, and there are things that you can do to help reduce the incidence of them.  You can implement a regime of daily grooming that can help reduce the amount of fur your cat ingests - it's far better for you to pull the fur out of the brush and throw it in the trash rather than to hear your cat throw it up on the rug in the middle of the night.  If this doesn't help, There are specially designed foods to help reduce the incidence of hairballs and laxatone, a special lubricant, may also be given once a week.  The time that these take to work varies from cat to cat, but there should be a reduction within a day or so of taking the laxation.        

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