Right. And as long as cats groom themselves, hairballs are something they're going to have.
Otto and I were talking, and he has three cats, and swears he has never seen a hairball. I don’t know how that’s possible. There may be some hairballs under your couch.
But, cats cannot digest hair, and if they groom, you know, they have these combs on their tongue that are perfect for grooming. And when they groom, they're going to swallow the hair and eventually that hair is going to come up.
There are hairball remedies. Hairball laxative, if you will, which is very similar to petroleum jelly that you can give them on a regular basis, and it helps lubricate their system, and push that hairball out the other way rather than out of their stomach. And there are also diets that are designed to help prevent against hairballs, which in a sense, act as a laxative to help push hair and food out of the rear rather than the front.