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    How to deal with hairballs in the summer?

    Articlecat health and wellbeingTuesday 21 June 2011
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    Hairballs might result a dangerous problem for your cat as they block the passage of digested food through the intestines. They are formed when a cat grooms itself and swallows hairs and as hair is not easily digested it may stuck with undigested food in the stomach or in the gastrointestinal tract.

    The problem of hairballs it’s serious and it shouldn’t be ignored. Although hairballs are most common problem in the summer, the cat’s owner should prevent it all year round as the hairballs depend on each cat. Some of the felines hardly ever suffer from hairballs!

    Symptoms:

    • Elongated shaped masses on the floor or furniture
    • Constipation
    • Dry, matted fur
    • Frequent hacking or dry cough
    • No appetite
    • Lethargy

    Treatment: You should contact your vet in order to get the special medical treatment for your cat. Sometimes the hairballs must be removed surgically.

    Learn how to prevent the hairballs here.

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