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HAIRBALLS ARE NOT NORMAL : A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE VOMITING CAT

@inproceedings{OBrien2016HAIRBALLSAN,
  title={HAIRBALLS ARE NOT NORMAL : A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE VOMITING CAT},
  author={L Morgan Nordstrom O'Brien},
  year={2016}
}
Clients and veterinarians often consider that vomiting in cats is a regular occurrence that is not significant of health problems. This is a particularly common assumption with regard to vomit containing hairballs. Cats spend approximately 25% of their waking hours grooming (Panaman et al, 1981). The majority of ingested hair passes through the cat’s digestive tract into the feces with no negative side effects (Panaman et al, 1981). Cats that vomit occasionally may not be considered to have any… 

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