The thing that everyone likes about us cats is that we're independent creatures who know how to clean ourselves. However, what people don't realize is that we do in fact require grooming -- and the more regularly, the better. With the warmer months round the corner, my fur is going to start shedding, and my daily self-grooming sessions will soon start resulting in the hacking up of monster-sized hairballs. How glamorous -- not! And although they sound cute and furry, hairballs can actually be dangerous if they cause intestinal blockage. So here are my top tips for the prevention of hairballs.
1. Groom your kitty
Brush your furry feline everyday, especially if he/she has a long coat, and get rid of all that loose fur.
2. A special diet
Some cat foods and treats have built-in hairball control. All I have to do is eat, and boy am I good at that!
3. Grow cat grass
I personally love chomping on the stuff, which also helps me cough up those hairy clumps.
4. Keep the house clean, dammit!
If you don't vacuum away all that human hair, pet fur and dust, I'll do it for you. Trust me, this offer is too good to be true.
At the end of the day, remember that the only hairball you want in your house is your cat.