Cats groom themselves by licking their fur, which causes them to ingest loose hair. While most ingested hair passes through the digestive system and exits the body as feces, some hair may accumulate in the stomach and form a ball or mass. When the mass of hair becomes too large to pass through the digestive system, the cat’s body tries to expel it by coughing or vomiting. This results in the cat expelling a cylindrical or oblong-shaped ball of hair, commonly known as a hairball. While hairballs are a normal part of......
Urinary tract issues are all too common in cats. If you’re noticing changes such as your cat straining to urinate, blood in their urine, frequent urination or urination outside of their litter box, it’s quite likely that they have a urinary tract issue. This can happen to cats regardless of sex or age, and if you suspect something is up, it’s best to take action and contact your veterinarian immediately. Common urinary tract issues in cats are often diagnosed as FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease), which is an umbrella term for......