An internal medicine specialist at SFVS, Diana Bowen, DVM, MS, DACVIM, recently was featured in the Ask the Vet section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Bowen answered a reader’s question about (ack, ack) hair balls and our feline friends.
The question: How and why do cats (and maybe other animals?) get hair balls? If it’s in their digestive tract, why isn’t it processed and then exited the “usual” way?
For Dr. Bowen’s answer, see Paste, brushing can unravel hair ball problems.