hair ball


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Noun1.hair ball - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)hair ball - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
tangle - a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
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Q: My 13 to 15-year-old female mongrel dog keeps coughing as if she has a hair ball or something, and it seems to be getting worse but nothing ever comes out.
They are classified according to their constituents: trichobezoar - hair ball, or phytobezors -undigested food particles such as cellulose.
Subsequently, retention and accumulation of the eaten hairs in between the gastric mucosal folds occur, which result in the formation of a hair ball along with food and mucus.
Your vet can advise you on preparations that can be given to help your cat pass a hair ball.
My friend thinks he is showing symptoms of having a hair ball, can you please explain what that is?
Horvitz's exhibition may or may not have included time zone line-jumping and -tasting events, a silent walk-through led by the artist, a cat's hair ball, and a stamp applied to gallery correspondence during the run of the show that read SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE OF TIME.
Grab your most bodacious wig and head to the ultimate party for cats - the Hair Ball. The Hair Ball takes place Friday, June 13th at Exit Bar (1315 W.
The hair ball filled up the entire length of the stomach and had a conical shape.
"The only evidence was a hair ball next to my mum's lilies..