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Is there a hairball stuck in my cat's stomach?

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Is there a hairball stuck in my cat's stomach?
Cats have special papillae or spikes on their tongue for the purpose of grooming their fur, smoothing it out, removing dust and loose fur, and moistening their coat. Here is a guideline to help your cat pass a hairball.

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Why do kittens meow?

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Why do kittens meow?

The truth of the matter is there isn't one clear answer. However, many experts agree that they meow most often because they want something. For example, they might be asking for some food, or to be let outside, or even to cuddle.

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Why is my cat vomiting?

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Why is my cat vomiting?
Vomiting is a symptom of many, many diseases. Cats also vomit to bring up hairballs, which collect in their stomachs as a by-product of the grooming that they do.

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Why is my cat’s eye watery?

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Why is my cat’s eye watery?
One of the most common problems with deal with in young cats, especially kittens, is respiratory disease. 

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My cat has a big bump. What is it?

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My cat has a big bump. What is it?
Big, squishy bumps on cats, especially in cats that go outside and are known to rough-house with the neighbour cats, are often subcutaneous (under the skin) abscesses. 

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