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Fur Ball – Watch out for the hair the cat swallows

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Anyone who has a cat knows that this is one of the cleanest animals you can have, they are very fond of their own hygiene and live cleaning themselves. Cats lick themselves to clean themselves and to remove dead hair, the only problem is that they become a hairball after they swallow.

Take a furball it is very common among pussies, out of habit. However it can become a serious health problem and here you will find out more about it.

The fur balls form what is called a trichobezoar, which are formed by, in addition to the fur ball, gastric secretions, this is what the cat usually vomits. This may seem like a bigger problem for medium or long-haired cats, but it also affects short-haired cats, albeit less often.

THE furball it is easier to be formed in the cat’s stomach during moulting periods, that is, in spring and autumn, as the cat tends to lose more of its coat and, as a result of the habit of licking, they will swallow even more hair.

If the problem is really just ingesting hair, you can rest easy as it is easily resolved. However, to know this, you must analyze the content of the vomit, to make sure if he vomited trichobezoar, vomited the food or a foreign object, for example. In these cases, a visit to the veterinarian is essential.

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Rachel Madi

Veterinary Physician (CRMV-SP 20,567) graduated from the State University of Londrina – PR with a specialization in Radiodiagnosis from the Veterinary Image Institute (IVI). Responsible for the diagnostic imaging sector at the Veterinary Hospital Dogs and Cats 24h working in the areas of radiology, ultrasound and magnetic resonance. Dr. Madi is a member of the Veterinarians team at the CachorroGato portal and also answers questions in the Dr. Responde tool.

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