Furball or hairball problems are unpleasant things both for you and your cat. It’s quite nasty to clean up and it can cause various things to your pet. Since cats groom themselves regularly, they inadvertently swallow their own shedded fur. The fur gradually accumulates and it forms a furball in your cats' digestive tract. It then creates intestinal blockages that can cause serious health problems. Cat hairballs or furballs are disgusting but it’s actually a result of your cat’s healthy grooming routine. Now, what becomes the problem is when they have a hard time trying to vomit the furball. Your pet will try to get rid of it by coughing, gagging, retching, to vomiting it out. The process may cause irritation and upset your cats' tummy. However, spotting for some symptoms of Furballs in cats is crucial.
Observe your cat’s behavior when trying to let out a furball. Is your cat trying to vomit, gag, retch or hack but there’s no furball or hairball produced? You will also notice a lack of appetite and lethargy. Constipation and diarrhea can also occur. If these things happen, please consult your veterinarian to prevent serious problems.