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hairball

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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Diets full of natural fiber that help support skin and coat health can help play a key role in preventing hairballs from forming.
In rare cases, hairballs can get stuck in the oesophagus or cause intestinal blockages, which may require surgery to correct.
What astonishes about Orbiting the Giant Hairball is the culture in which this forty-year-old social critique is being recapitulated.
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.
Although hairballs are usually harmless, they are among the most common gastrointestinal blockages in felines.
Hairballs are caused when a cat is grooming itself.
Extra fiber can be beneficial for some cats because it helps move hairballs through the digestive tract.
Laxatone coats the hair stuck in the digestive tract and helps the animal eliminate hairballs in a litter box.
Hairballs are unpleasant but common, especially in longer haired cats, cats who obsessively groom themselves and cats that are heavy shedders.
TV wire hairballs are a growing problem in our society," says ZVOX founder Tom Hannaher.
Known as the maker of Nutri-Cal, a high-calorie nutritional supplement, and Laxatone, for the elimination and prevention of hairballs, Tomlyn is a division of Vetoquinol USA and owned by Vetoquinol SA, the ninth-largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world.
Even when your core customer spends most its time clawing at curtains and hacking up hairballs, you can still make a tidy profit.
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.
With natural ingredients, the new food promotes good vision, as well as long-term heart and kidney health, and helps cats avoid hairballs.