Every cat owner, at least once (usually in the middle of the night), has stepped into a pile of something that looks and feels like anything but hair and wondered, "Does my cat do this on purpose?!" No, your cat doesn't. In fact, hairballs are the number one health condition reported by 35% of cat-owning households. Is your household one of them? If so, Hill's honors and educates you TODAY (April 29th), National Hairball Awareness Day.
Hairballs, or the formation of hairballs is a common feline condition that is brought on by self-grooming and the associated ingestion of hair. The ingested hair can accumulate in your cat's throat or stomach, causing irritation. Cats with hairballs are often seen gagging, regurgitating or vomiting hair and mucus. Controlling this issue is as easy as feeding their cats Science Diet® Hairball Control cat food. Hill's® Science Diet® Hairball Control formulas use natural vegetable fibers to help move hair safely and naturally through a cat's digestive system. They're also formulated to nourish your cat's skin and coat with essential nutrients, reducing unnecessary shedding. Here is more on the food Hill's offers http://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/hairballs-trouble-with-fur-adt.html.
Not only can you help your cat by learning more about Hairballs and some of the solutions Hill's Pet Nutrition offers with regard to food, but you can also help spread the word to others who love cats, by using the fun new Hill's Hair Ball Facebook application at > http://apps.facebook.com/hairball_battle (P.S. Dog lovers, don’t be shy—, you can play, too!)
The fabulous folks at Hill's have offered a fantastic give-away to the readers of Cat Chat!
They are generously giving 15 (that's right...FIFTEEN!!) lucky readers one bag each of their hairball control formula cat food!! (Contest is for the U.S. ONLY, I am sorry!!)
All you have to do to qualify is leave a comment discussing hairballs on this blog post by midnight EST on MONDAY, MAY 9TH. That's it! Super easy!!
Winners will be chosen by www.random.org and will be announced on Wednesday, May 11th!!
Thanks much for entering and GOOD LUCK!!
Now go and throw some hairballs at your friends on Facebook!!!
I was not compensated in any way for this post.