National Hairball Awareness Day!

Priscilla's Kitty Grass - National Hairball Awareness Day - April 26 - kitten's head in shoe

Today, April 26th, is National Hairball Awareness Day! Yes, this is real, we are NOT making it up! Why is this day important? Because if you own a cat, you are most likely well aware of hairballs and the problems they cause for cats and their owners.

We all know it definitely ruins your morning when you stumble from your bed to the bathroom to get ready and you step in a wet, slimy, glob of a coughed up hairball! What’s even worse is if you set your clothes out for the day and your precious cat starts hacking up a hairball on your lovely outfit! Or, inside your shoes!

So why do cats get hairballs? Since cats groom themselves by licking their fur, a lot of the loose hairs get swallowed. Most of it will be digested but if there is a lot of fur in the cat’s stomach, it will form a hairball that cannot be digested and therefore will be thrown up. According to, If you notice the following hairball symptoms, be sure to contact your veterinarian, as they could indicate that a hairball has caused a potentially life-threatening blockage:

  • Ongoing vomiting, gagging, retching, or hacking without producing a hairball
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

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How can I prevent hairballs in my cat? You can help them groom by brushing their fur regularly but you can also make sure they have a healthy diet. Priscilla’s 100% Natural Kitty Grass made with our “Special Seed Blend” of barley, oats, wheat, and rye is a great addition to your pet’s diet. Not only does Priscilla’s Kitty Grass aid with overall good health; this cat grass contains a low-cal blend of grains which promotes a well-balanced and a naturally maintained digestive system. The grass enables fur balls to move through the digestive system where they are naturally eliminated.

Why is Priscilla’s cat grass better than the rest? Priscilla’s Kitty Grass is safe, clean and 100% natural. Our natural proven formula that has worked for over 20 years contains Barley grain which is “The Most Tender & Sweetest of all the Grains” and is easy for your pet to digest. It also contains a high Chlorophyll content: chlorophyll helps to keep blood cells, kidneys and glands filtered ensuring a healthy circulatory system and eliminates toxins and helps to offset the environmental impurities that your pets are exposed to on a daily basis.

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How is Priscilla’s Kitty Grass made? Priscilla’s special blend of grains are re-cleaned then the entire process of sprouting and growing is performed outdoors in the natural coastal sunshine. All of Priscilla’s products are grown and packaged in the fresh coastal air of Southern California.

Help my pet live longer! Priscilla’s Kitty Grass helps your kitty or other animals live a healthier and longer life. These are only a few reasons why our cat grass is great for your cats. If you want to know more, please visit our live kitty grass page to learn all about the health benefits that our cat grass gives your pets.

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Where can I buy Priscilla’s 100% Natural Kitty Grass? You can grow your own kitty grass by either purchasing our “grow your own” kit or just purchase some of our special blend kitty grass seeds and grow them in your own pots. We also sell decorative planters in several animal prints and other styles if you want something more than just a boring planter.


Save your cat (and home) from hairballs! Spread the knowledge!

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