Hairballs in cats are created as a result of the need for cleanliness of our tiger tiger: Every day, they take their time to grooming and thus not only eliminate dirt and unwanted skin inhabitants, but also swallow a lot of loose hair.
This cleaning behavior is normal and not a cause for concern at all. Nevertheless, the formation of hairballs in cats can have unsightly side effects.
Why do hairballs actually form in cats?
First of all, cats simply brush more than most animals. Three to four hours of grooming can become the rule for cozy tuxedo tigers. Housing cats, in particular, lose a lot of fur at any time of the year, and they want to remove it, using their rough tongue for the most part. Thanks to their anatomy you will get their coat very clean, but they will also ingest lots of it.
If the cat fur that has been absorbed over a long period of time forms itself in the cat's stomach as a hairball, with a bit of luck it will easily be removed from the digestive tract. Anyone who has a release at home, usually gets little of the little "coat problem" of the cat. But in most cases, they choke it out and like to choose Herrchen's beautiful carpet as a base.
Hairballing and possible complications
Some cats are more prone to hairball than others. These can be long-haired cats, older or sick cats and those with parasite infestation, as they brush their fur more frequently and more extensively.
Unfortunately, with excessive hair loss due to hair loss or illness, the hairballs may also be a health hazard to cats and cause digestive problems or even sequelae. So how you can help your cat with the natural loss of hairballs, read in the second part.