If you’re a cat lover, then you are probably very familiar with the word “hairball”. Hairballs are most often a result of your cat’s natural, healthy grooming routine. They are not the most pleasant to watch as your cat hacks one up, and they can be confused with vomit. So, how do you know what is normal when it comes to hairballs? First, let’s take a look at what a hairball is!
You wake up one morning to find your pet feeling a bit “under the weather”. He has been laying around more than usual, and he won’t accept even his most favorite treats. You see him attempt to get up from laying down, but his energy is just not there. You hear his stomach grumbling and he begins to vomit. You feel concerned and wonder if he is going to be okay. How do you know when vomiting is occurring from more than just a temporary upset stomach?
Does your cat fear visiting the veterinarian? We have many helpful tips in creating a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere for your favorite feline friend to feel more relaxed and assured that everything will be okay before, during, and after his exam!
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety occurs when your pet is fearful, or preoccupied, with worried thoughts from a perceived unknown origin. You may have heard of anxiety before, but have you ever personally experienced it? It is very important to know what anxiety is and how it can affect your pet’s health and overall well-being.
Cats are masters at disguising pain and disease which is why it’s important that our feline friends are getting the medical care they need. South Town’s goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed medical decisions for your pet. Our vets recommend yearly physical examinations for these furry family members…here’s why.