February 2014 Issue

Hack! Stand Back! It’s a Hairball

‘Fur-mowers’ who excessively lick their skin can develop them and in some cases suffer life-threatening blockages

You know the sound. It’s as if your cat is coughing so hard he’ll turn himself inside out. Then out pops an object that has been revered in folk medicine, recounted by comedians and reviled by cat owners everywhere: a hairball.

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