Hairballs: What are they and how do I prevent them?
By Hannah Dyball
If you are a cat owner you will be all too aware of a cat's tendency to leave us unwanted gifts. If it’s not still living, long dead, or plain unpleasant, it probably hasn’t been left by your cat. When it comes to gifts, nothing beats the regurgitated hairball for a show of affection. For all we love our animals, there are some things we will never get used to. Getting out of a warm bed and stepping straight onto a freshly deposited cold, slimy mass of mucus is one thing.