Cats have soft fur, but his fur can result in hairballs. Cats groom themselves using their tongues, and as a result they ingest the dead, loose hair. Most of this passes through the digestive tract, but sometimes it can irritate the stomach lining, and the cat will regurgitate this mass of hair. Invariably, this hairball will be left on your rug or some other conspicuous spot. Although there is no cure for hairballs, there are a few things you can do to minimize them.
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