Hairballs are clumps of hair that cats vomit up after swallowing during grooming. Hairballs may seem harmless, but hair that stays in the stomach too long can harden into a dense mass that can cause digestive irritation and even block the digestive tract.
Symptoms of Hairballs in Cats
- Vomiting of thin tube-like masses
- Poor appetite
Cats More Prone to Getting Hairballs
- Older cats because they tend to lose more fur with age
- Long-haired breeds such as Persians and Maine Coons
- Cats that shed a lot or groom themselves excessively
These holistic supplements have been formulated as a natural remedy for hairballs in cats that can help dissolve digested hairballs, relieve pain & discomfort, and support your cat’s overall health.
Prevention and Additional Support Tips
- Brush your cat daily to remove loose fur which will effectively minimize hairballs.
- Talk to your vet about providing a healthy hairball formula food as well as supplementing with cat hairball natural remedies.
- Keep your cat active to encourage a healthy digestive system which will keep the hair moving through instead of forming clumps.
- Give your cat plenty of water because dehydration can affect your cat’s digestion.
Causes of Hairballs
Cats have rough tongues that consist of tiny backward-slanted projections called papillae located on the surface area. When cats self-groom, these papillae easily catch the loose hair and fur which is then digested. A majority of this hair passes through the digestive system with no problem, but if the hair stays in the stomach, it forms a hairball. Usually, cats will vomit up the hairball which presents itself as a narrow tube-like structure due to passing through the narrow esophagus.
NHV Natural Pet Products include a range of cat hairball natural remedies that can help dissolve and eliminate them as well as helping to reduce any constipation caused by hair build up.
A Natural Supplement for Hairballs
At NHV, our cat hairball supplements are glycerin based and safe to be given long-term along with any vet prescribed medications and have been third-party tested to guarantee quality, concentration, and authenticity. All of our products are manufactured in a GNC/FDA certified facility and are used globally, not just in America.
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