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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HEALTHY LIVING WITH JANICE--HAIRBALLS

Photo by Wieke de Rijk

The Healthy Living segment of our blog is all about ways for people to stay healthy or become healthy. However, I recently came across a great tip for those of you who have cats as pets and thought I’d pass it along.

Nothing grosses me out more than coming across a hairball my cat upchucked. Those of you who have cats know what I’m talking about, right? Yuck! So here’s a tip to prevent hairballs:

If you drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil over your cat’s food, any hair she’s swallowed will easily pass through her digestive system. Give it a try. What do you have to lose other than another hairball deposited in your favorite pair of shoes?


1 comment:

Kath Marsh said...

LOL!!! My cat, Nikki, gets to go OWT!! each morning because he HAS to have his own fresh 'breakfast'. So the hairball he chucks up is really more of a undigested chipmunk pelt. The idea of me yelling, "Nikki, wait a second, I need to pour olive oil on that chipmunk ...."