Q. My cat is off her food and has put up this lump of hair and sick. How do I get her back to eating. We live in the country and she always goes outside

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A. I think you mean the cat has puked up a lump of hair, this would be a hairball. It is very common for cats to get, as they groom themselves, they can ingest hair which is not digestible so the body will vomit it up. Most pet supply stores will carry a hair ball remedy, which is usually an inexpensive tube of paste. You can give her this directly or some cats will eat it with food and should help with the problem. Once this is taken care of she should start eating again.

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