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Cats always play with hairballs. A hairball is a ball of hair that is gathered in the shape of a ball and accumulates in the body. Cats always eat their hair because they are grooming themselves, so hairballs often occur. Cats sometimes spit out hairballs. This is a very natural phenomenon and you do not have to be surprised. However, hairballs can not be discharged outside the body, and getting bigger or getting stuck somewhere in the internal organs can cause serious health problems.

If your cat has any of the following symptoms, you should immediately seek a vet.

1. I have been vomiting, nauseous, etc. several times but no hairball

2. Anorexia

3. Lethargy

4. Constipation

5. Diarrhea

As mentioned earlier, it is inevitable that a cat will have hairballs. However, it is possible to delay the generation of hairballs in various ways.

1. Periodically brush hair

The size and frequency of hairballs depends on the hair condition of the cat. Long-haired cats have more hairballs than short-haired cats. So, combing the fur of a cat every day and removing dead hairs beforehand can reduce the frequency of hairballs. Cat grooming is also one of the best ways to help build a bond between the owner and the cat. If your cat 's hair is too long and difficult to manage, you may find it better to trim the cat' s hair and find a place to do beauty without anesthesia.

2. Too frequent stopping of grooming

A cat does grooming for several hours a day without work. The more often you groom, the more hair you have in your cat's body. So give your cat a new toy or play with it. However, you should not force the cat's body to stop grooming, or make a loud noise to surprise the cat.

3. Adjusting the diet

In order to improve the digestive function, it is good to feed foods that help digestion of cats. Boiled pumpkin, a small amount of butter, olive oil, etc. to feed the cat twice a week helps remove hairballs. You can also feed the fiber supplement, methacroleum.


There are special foods and snacks to help digest hairballs. In addition, a variety of supplements for hair health are sold on the market. When the hair is healthy, the falling hair is reduced, which is effective in decreasing the hairball.

5. Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly is petroleum-derived and is a component of petroleum jelly. If you feed a small amount of petroleum jelly, it acts like a lubricant, helping to release hairballs. However, not all cats are able to digest petroleum jelly, so diarrhea can occur if you feed too much. You should consult your veterinarian before using this.


If cats can not get hairballs out properly, they are more likely to vomit frequently and get colitis (IDB). Symptoms of IBD include chronic intermittent vomiting, gastrointestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and stool. IBD can occur with food allergens, artificial colorants and preservatives, meat proteins, and even genetics.

A veterinarian can help diagnose IDB if he knows the details of the cat's history. Veterinarians can find the root cause by physical examination, blood test, urine test, x-ray. IDB is treatable but very likely to recur. It is treated by a method of managing symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system. It is mainly prescribed immunosuppressants, antibiotics and vitamin B12.

Lymphoma of the cat

Frequent vomiting without hairballs may be a symptom of lymphoma. Other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, lethargy, black stool, and anorexia. The most common causes of feline lymphoma are feline leukemia virus and cats immunodeficiency virus infection.

Unfortunately, there is no way to treat cervical lymphoma. The focus of treatment is to improve the quality of life by reducing the pain of the cat to a minimum. The prognosis depends on the shape, shape and size of the tumor, the response of the tumor to the treatment, and so on. If you have cats with this disease, you should help your cat to take a healthy diet and take medicines properly to continue his or her life.

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