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Celeste is available for adoption at the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York in Auburn, NY. Dr. Lauren Brickman writes a pet health and care column for Petside.com. Read all the Q&As she’s shared with Petfinder here. Q: Can I cut my cat’s nails with a set of human …

It’s spring — peak shedding season — and during this time of year many cat parents see an increase in hairballs. Contrary to popular belief, coughing up a hairball isn’t a harmless, natural process for cats. In fact, hairballs actually cause cats to choke, posing hazards to their health. Therefore, it’s a very fitting time to build awareness around the issue and observe the hairiest of all holidays: April 30, National Hairball Awareness Day.

iStockphoto This week’s guest blogger, Dr. Lauren Brickman, started as a veterinary technician at Garden City Park in 1997 and went on to veterinary school at Ross University. She currently writes a popular question and answer column for Petside.com that she has shared with us today. Q: I have three …