Our expert says:
Hi Michelle. Yes obstruction of the GI tract can indeed happen due to excessive hairballs. Regular grooming would have certainly helped with this, but we do have certain diets available on the market specifically to reduce hairballs and off course laxatives that I think you might have tried. I would suggest that you visit your vet for a clinical examination to confirm or exclude constipation and give you advice on certain diets and laxatives. Furthermore I think it’s also a good idea for the vet to rule out any skin condition that might lead to excessive grooming which might or might not aggravate this problem. If the skin is in good health and constipation not severe you should be able to control this with a special diet and laxatives.
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