Preventing Hairballs in Cats


Hairballs can cause discomfort for cats. Here's how to prevent them.

Understanding Hairballs

Hairballs form when your cat swallows hair during grooming, which then accumulates in the stomach.

Regular Brushing

Brush your cat regularly to reduce the amount of hair they swallow.


Encourage your cat to drink more water. Hydration can help pass hair through the digestive system.

Hairball Control Diet

Specialized cat food can promote a healthy coat and aid digestion, reducing hairball formation.

Hairball Remedies

Over-the-counter hairball remedies can help pass hairballs more easily. Always consult with your vet first.

Increased Activity

Regular play can stimulate digestion and help pass any hair through the system.

Regular Vet Check-ups

Routine vet visits can catch any issues early, like excessive grooming leading to hairballs.


While hairballs are common in cats, with the right approach, you can reduce their occurrence and keep your cat comfortable.

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