Help with Hairballs For Your Kitty Cats >^..^<
As a Cat owner especially, have you ever asked yourself why do cats have hairballs? I have! I believe that hair is hard to digest and since they clean themselves they must eat a fair amount! My cats have vomited many many hairballs over the years. I have also cleaned up tons of hairballs all by myself because my mom, followed by my husband and kids refused to touch the hairballs even with paper towels in hand! Does any of this sound familiar? Anyway, here are a few hairball remedies for cats to put into practice:
1. Grooming often is important to help prevent hairballs. Be sure to help your cat by brushing and de-shedding them regularly. A good way to pick up loose hairs from the cat is to use a clean cloth, or pet safe wipes especially after you have combed the cat to pick up the loose hairs created from the grooming. Sometimes you will notice that hairballs are more frequent surprisingly in some shorter haired cats that shed more often or during changes in the season when they require less fur.
2. Keep your kitty cats hydrated! Another important hairball remedy is water! You need to make sure you are giving your cat new fresh water everyday! The other important thing is to make sure that what the cat drinks out of is clean. I suggest cleaning the water bowl daily by scrubbing with very hot water to keep from getting bacteria growth in it. Sometimes after water sits it gets a scum in the bowl or container, plus hair sometimes ends up in their water bowls; if it is not removed that would not make the water fresh nor clean! Water is a vital part of the cat's digestive system. To maximize your cat's water consumption, you could supply the water in such a way that your cat prefers. Such as, a drinking fountain or a pool of water. The drinking fountain simulates running water; where as a pool of water is just that...a pool of water. I have had both cats that have preferred the pool of water method and also drinking from the running tap [that is if you let them on the counters ;)]. Continue reading