Top 5 Cat Hairball Questions Answered

See how to know whether your cat has hairballs and what to do about them.

By CatChannel Editors | Updated: April 24, 2015, 9 a.m. EST

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Himalayan Kitten -- Does My Cat Have Hairballs?

Our little furballs can sometimes have hairballs. See if your cat is vulnerable to hairballs and what to do about it.
Your cat is throwing up. She might have hairballs.

Your cat is hacking and heaving. He might have hairballs.

You just stepped in something damp and squishy that, upon closer inspection, is full of fur and spit and something intangible. Your cat has hairballs.

Still unsure? Check out these articles that will help you determine whether your coughing cat is suffering from this condition.

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Are Hairballs to Blame for My Cat's Vomiting and Constipation?

A chronically sick cat could be handling hairballs.

What If My Cat's Hairball Medication Isn't Working?
When a topical treatment for hairballs is ineffective, look to alternatives.
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sandy    Oregon, OH

4/26/2015 4:04:53 AM

Hi I have a rag doll.long hair of course.if I would have him shaved for summer would he stay cool or even long hair he is still cool.I do brush him daily.and he has alit of hair.shedding right now.

Gene    Toms River, NJ

4/27/2013 10:31:13 AM

Thanks for the information

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

4/26/2013 11:28:08 PM

Good to remember.

J    LLake, NY

4/25/2013 4:15:16 PM

Interesting article!

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