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1. and furball n. an obnoxious person. I wish that the guys I date didn’t always turn out to be hairballs. Shut up, you skanky furball!
2. exclam. How awful! (Usually Hairball! An exclamation of disgust. From the name of the undigested mass of fur vomited by a cat.) Hairball! I did it wrong again!
3. n. a mess; something difficult or unpleasant. My life has become a hairball. I can’t go on.
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In rare cases, hairballs can get stuck in the oesophagus or cause intestinal blockages, which may require surgery to correct.
Orbiting the Giant Hairball proceeds from an observation its author shares with virtually every other management writer of the past decade: the problem with business is rigid, entrenched ways, inflexible regulations, formulaic organization, and number-mad bean counters.
CHICAGO - From hairball remedies to insulated, ventilated doghouses, it no longer needs to be a dog's life for many pets.
Although hairballs may be a humorous subject to some people, they are no laughing matter for cat owners and their more than 90 million feline companions," says Cathy Heimberger, FURminator's Marketing Director.
Hairballs aren't fun, but with some effort on your part you can prevent most of them.
Answer: It sounds like your cat has a trichobezoar, or hairballs as they are commonly referred to, but it is always advisable to take her to the vet for a check-up, especially if other symptoms are there, such as lethargy or loss of appetite.
The range (which is a dry format) includes products for puppies and kittens, for overweight dogs and even for cats with hairballs.
Specialty foods provide pets with top-quality nutrition that helps maintain their overall health at all life stages, and some foods are designed to also help alleviate specific issues such as food allergies or intolerances, obesity, hairballs and stiff joints," says Mark Finke, PhD, pet nutrition expert for PetSmart.
In general, hairballs are not harmful but if it happens several times a week or she has difficulty bringing it up, there could be an intestinal blockage.
Even when your core customer spends most its time clawing at curtains and hacking up hairballs, you can still make a tidy profit.
TV wire hairballs are a growing problem in our society," says ZVOX founder Tom Hannaher.
My dermatology cases have a high frequency of hairballs if they are fur-mowers--cats who lick their skin excessively both in frequency and intensity," says dermatologist William H.
Robert Hyman, a small-animal vet at the Newbury Park Veterinary Clinic, said rabbits have medical problems that aren't prevalent in dogs and cats - respiratory infections, abscesses, bladder stones and hairballs they can't vomit up.
In addition, Iams(R) Multi-Cat has other benefits for issues faced by multi-cat homes, including a unique fiber blend to help control hairballs and litter box odor.