Actually, it’s a day to raise awareness of what causes hairballs (ingesting hair while grooming) the problems hairballs can cause (blockages in the esophagus or intestines), and what can be done to prevent them (brushing your cat, giving hairball remedy or food formulated to reduce hairballs).
If your cat gags more than a day or suffers from diarrhea or constipation, please contact your vet.
For more information, check out this ASPCA Fact Sheet on Hairballs.
Happy Hairball Day!
Uh, somehow that doesn’t sound too good, does it?