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While it’s tech­ni­cally a US event, Na­tional Hair­ball Aware­ness Day – the last Fri­day in April – is a day cat lovers the world over can ob­serve. Look­ing glam­orous is hard work for fe­lines! Much of the fur your cat swal­lows while groom­ing builds up in the gut to form a hair­ball. This is even greater when cats shed in the spring and sum­mer months – even short-haired cats are not im­mune! One or two hair­balls a year is pretty nor­mal, but if you’re see­ing more, it might be time for a check-up. Ready to help min­imise your cat’s hack­ing and yakking, ev­ery day of the year? Try th­ese easy ideas:

Reg­u­larly groom your cat with a pet brush to re­duce the amount of loose hair.

Con­sider sup­ple­ments rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to help re­duce shed­ding. Speak to your vet about a hair­ball pre­ven­tion diet, which con­tains nat­u­ral veg­etable fi­bres.

Ready to share your love for your glam groomed cat, as well as learn more? Use #hair­ballaware­ness­day on so­cial me­dia.

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