Hairballs in cats can be very dangerous. If a cat gets a hairball, it can cause vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, constipation, and lack of appetite. Fortunately, here at Garden City Veterinary Hospital, we know how to help your cat in the event that they get a hairball. When owners bring in their cats due to a hairball, we like to educate the owner on how hairballs can affect their cat.

Here is a list of facts that shares some of the health effects that hairballs can have on cats:

Long-haired cats are more prone to getting a hairball and get them more often
Regularly grooming your pet removes excess hair, which results in your pet having less and smaller hairballs
Hairballs are seasonal and are a sign of spring
Healthy pets have one to two hairballs a year, so if your pet has more than this, they should see a veterinarian
If a hairball gets too big, then it may require surgical removal
Out of all pets, cats are the most prone to getting a hairball. Garden City Veterinary Hospital is proud to be certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a cat-friendly practice.

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Here at Garden City Veterinary Hospital, we take care of our clients and their pets. We are open six days a week, for a total of sixty hours. On our staff, we have highly skilled doctors and an experienced veterinary team of veterinary nurses, certified technicians, and practice management. We also have client care specialists and animal caretakers. This is to ensure that you and your pets are taken care of, and that is our top priority.