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hair ball

[′her ‚bȯl]
(ecology)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Treatment of hair ball obstructions can be either medical or surgical.
Because of her accent I thought she said: "Do you have a hair ball remedy?" I said: "No, I don't have a herbal remedy for your cat!" It wasn't until a year later that my wife saw a tape of the show and explained my error!
That's when you decide this is going to be a two-human job, one of you tries to flick it up from one side using the coat hanger, one of you tries to flick it up using the broom handle from the other side and slowly, the item is raised out of its pit, up and up it comes covered in dust-balls and hair balls and brick dust and you feel so triumphant you can take on the world.
Then school finished last week, and we'd had the ritual dumping of the knackered shoes with hair balls on the velcro straps, hidden the skip-load of pencil-filled blue lesson books behind the sofa, and scraped the primordial sludge from the bottom of the school bag before settling down to watch lots of crap TV.
It contains folic acid, which is good for them, and while it may make them sick, this helps to get rid of unwanted things from their digestive system, like hair balls. But if cats don't have access to grass, they may nibble on your houseplants to indulge their cravings.
Visually, maps of these goings-on resemble hair balls (human protein interactions shown), and critics have contended that the "ridiculous" amount of data in the simulations doesn't reflect what really happens in cells.
Written by experienced humorist and speaker Lowell Streiker, and illustrated throughout with whimsical black-and-white cartoons by Ron Rush, Hoofbeats, Hair Balls, and Three-Dog Nights is a collection of short, touching, sometimes funny, sometimes sad vignettes of beloved pets and the unconditional love they provide to their owners.
Now correct me if I'm wrong But is Archie getting fatter And is Ken still alive But does it really matter.Kevin is exciting as hair balls Sticking in the throat It's sounding more like Ernie Wise The Script what I wrote.
IT could be hair balls. Cats swallow hair when they groom and this goes down to their stomach and forms a ball of fur.
They also use a bait that is similar to that which makes cats regurgitate hair balls. "The rats can't regurgitate and they start bleeding internally," explained Baque.