Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hairballs: It's not just YOUR cat with this problem

Hairballs or trichobezoars (the technical name for them) are common in our domestic feline friends. I have also seen them in rabbits. In fact, they can occur in any animal that grooms themselves. Most animals pass these or bring them back up, and if you are a cat owner, you know it's usually on your light colored carpets. 

Thankfully, they very rarely cause an obstruction but at times we do need to remove them surgically. 
This is a surgery I would've loved to have been in on....

4 lb Hairball Removed from Lion

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