A happy cat is a healthy cat, and a large part of feline health revolves around a smooth-running digestive system.  Hairballs, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhoea can all disrupt your cat's comfort and well-being.  Luckily, there are a variety of strategies and products to promote optimal digestion in your feline friend.

Hairballs are unpleasant clumps of fur and are a common woe for cats. Regular brushing helps minimize ingested fur, but hairball treatments can also be a lifesaver. Tasty furball targeting treats help hair pass through the digestive system smoothly while food formulated with added fibre can aid in hairball elimination.

Occasional vomiting or diarrhoea may not be cause for alarm. However, if it persists, it could indicate an underlying issue. Consult your veterinarian to rule out any serious health problems. Dietary changes or probiotics might be recommended. Just like humans, cats can experience constipation. Increased water intake and a high-fibre diet can help. Your veterinarian can advise on other solutions if needed.

A balanced, high-quality diet is essential for good digestion. Look for cat food formulated with easily digestible ingredients and appropriate fibre content.
Probiotics are beneficial live bacteria can support a healthy gut microbiome, promoting better digestion and nutrient absorption. Probiotics can be administered in supplement form or found in some cat food formulas.
Adequate hydration is crucial for digestive health. Encourage your cat to drink more water by providing multiple water bowls around the house or using a pet water fountain.

If you notice any changes in your cat's bathroom habits, appetite, or overall demeanour, consult your veterinarian.  Early detection and treatment of digestive issues can prevent them from becoming more serious problems.