HOW TO AVOID HAIRBALLS IN YOUR CATS

 

     How to avoid hairballs in your cat?
Do you notice that lately, your cat's hair is losing more than usual? The biological clock of cats never fails: it is time to shed their hair. With the change in temperature, coinciding with spring and autumn, the ideal time comes to shed an extra layer of hair. As we already know, kittens are very neat beings, and constant grooming (at this time, they tend to lick more than normal) can have unwanted consequences in the form of hairballs.
After hours and hours of grooming themselves, cats are capable of ingesting more than two-thirds of the hair they shed, which can cause serious stomach and intestinal blockages. They are normally vomited or eliminated through the feces, but they can stagnate in the digestive tract when there are many, causing complications. And if your cat has long hair, this problem can even be aggravated, because in this type of cat, the hairballs also tend to compact. For all these reasons, we must be very aware of them at this time.

               HOW CAN I HELP MY CAT IN THE SHEDDING SEASON ?
                                      WITH DAILY BRUSHING
     

          How can I help my cat in the shedding season? With daily brushing

As we said, cats tend to lick themselves too much at this time. Therefore, this excess of hair is not only found on clothing and furniture in the house, but the cat itself ingests a large part.
One way to avoid swallowing that much and drastically reducing hairball production is to groom it with daily brushing proactively. In this way, even if they are not completely eliminated, what is achieved is that the hairballs are smaller, and your kitten can expel them more easily. With long-haired cats, you will have to be more constant and be more on top of them, spending more time brushing will be crucial so that your kitten suffers as little as possible.

                                  WITH A CORRECT DIET
           

          With a correct diet
    
In addition to daily brushing, it is important to take care of your diet with specific products so that hairballs flow smoothly and are eliminated. Therefore, adapting your cat's menu to a specific one will be the most appropriate. A diet rich in fiber will facilitate intestinal transit and make our cat expel and eliminate the remains of hair naturally.
As always, our recommendation is that you always consult a veterinarian at one of the Kivet veterinary clinics before making drastic changes to your pet's diet.

                              WITH SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS
           

         With special supplements

If, in addition to brushing your feline and changing its diet, you want to give it extra help, you can still do something else for it.
To stop hair loss and the formation of hairballs, it is also highly recommended to give your cat a dermatological and laxative supplement that makes it even easier for him to get rid of ingested hair easily, while caring for, moisturizing, and restoring his skin and their hair.
Another good supplement is malt paste, a natural food supplement derived from barley, which is used to create a specific paste that helps intestinal transit and has a laxative effect, in a way that serves to expel and prevent dreaded hairballs.

                                              WITH CATNIP
         

        With catnip

The catnip is a plant that will work well to purge and help you safely vomit hairballs.
Finally, we would like to warn you that if you notice any abnormality, such as excessive hair loss, it will be necessary to consult your veterinarian, since exaggerated hair loss may be associated with other types of problems such as anxiety, improper diet, or some disease.