By Victoria Swanson — One of many Pet Behavior blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
Oh what we need to know about HAIRBALLS!? If you are a cat owner you get it!
Cats shed and groom themselves (using their sand-like-paper tongue, that catches fur and they swallow it), and then....wait for it....wait for it....the unnerving sound of the "haccccckkkk." The results afterwards are a clumped up, entwined, wet piece of fur that is called a Hairball! Why the heck is there a Hairball Awareness Day? Many pet-parents observe, find one, and worry about their feline's well-being when they are "hacking" up a hairball. Hairballs effect the digestive system in our cats and it is important to understand how to prevent, minimize, or help our cats through the unrattling affects of coughing up a hairball!
There are many websites that bring this day to light and even Huffington Post has an article about it!
ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Some tips to lessen the hairball effect for your feline:
There is a website dedicated to this national day!!! This website offers some great ideas to help kids celebrate with their pets. They have a photo contest, and a magazine that offers fantastic ideas, tips, and suggestions to teach kids how to be respectful and care for their pets!
Some tips to celebrate National Kids and Pets Day:
Celebrating our veterinaries that help pet-parents keep their beloved fur companions healthy is important!
Check out these websites to learn more:
Some tips (from AVMA) to honor your Veterinarian:
I hope you enjoy one or all of these fantastic events with your pet!
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