Anti-Hairball Bowl for Cats
The number one health issue with cats is hairballs which is always an unpleasant issue for cat owners to deal with. Cats love to groom and spend many of their waking hours doing so. Looking under a microscope you would see that a cat’s tongue is covered with tiny hook-like structures. These tiny hooks help remove lose hair from the cat while grooming, but also means the hair can possibly be ingested. Most hair passes through the digestive system with no problem. However, if it stays in the stomach then the cat will be forced to vomit it up.
Hairballs are likely to develop in cats with long hair, like Persians and Maine Coon cats. Cats that shed a lot and who groom a lot are also likely to develop hairballs. For cat owners it is disturbing to see their cat hacking, gagging, retching or vomiting. This is quite common but they can also cause more serious medical issues such as lethargy, lack of appetite, diarrhea, constipation or even life-threatening blockage. At the moment hairballs are dealt with through special formulated food or over-the-counter treatments to help pass hair through the bowel easily. To prevent hair from being ingested in the first place there is no treatment, until now with the Cat Oh Bowl.
So how does it work? The bottom of the Oh Bowl is covered with tiny soft flexible teeth. To encourage licking after every meal, between these teeth tiny particles of food get trapped. As the cat licks any hair in the mouth and on the tongue can get stuck on these teeth. Stopping just a few hairs after every meal can help drastically reduce hairballs.
This photo actually shows hair and food trapped on a Cat Oh Bowl. Being tested by Cinna the Rag Doll, the owner said that she has seen far less problem with hairball in just four weeks. One happy customer!
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