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Excessive Grooming

Does Your Cat Have Hairball Issues?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

While hairballs in housecats are very common, you may be surprised to learn they aren't a normal part of a feline's digestive process. Your cat's digestive tract is built to handle a certain amount of fur -- both the fur she pulls off herself during grooming, as well as the hair attached to prey in the wild.

Excessive Grooming in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats need their daily routine to be very predictable and consistent. Some kitties, when they feel stressed by a change in their environment, will start performing a behavior like grooming themselves. This is an example of a displacement behavior.