Cat Hairballs: Normal, Until They’re Not

A cat cleaning itself. Cat hairballs can result from this normal and routine behavior.
Cat hairballs are a natural product of cats’ rigorous self-grooming.

With their almost in-your-face tidiness, cats make excellent housemates. But perhaps one caveat to this meticulous self-grooming is that all that fluff and fur has to go someplace. Usually cats can digest any hair picked up by their sandpaper-like tongues, but cat hairballs (yuk!) are bound to happen from time to time. 

Without a doubt, hairballs come with the territory of cat ownership, but there is a point when they can signal that something’s not right. 

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