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Hairball Horror
Animals  (tags: digestion, diet, regurgitation, excretion, elimination, brushing, maintenance )

- 2131 days ago -
If you're a cat owner or spend time around cats, you probably recognize the dreaded cat "hack" from a hairball. Most of the time, hairballs are harmless - most of the time. In some cases, hairballs can be uncomfortable, painful, and even worse, need
How Gorged Gator Guts Digest Big, Bony Meals
Animals  (tags: alligators, crocodiles, digestion, research, study, science, scientists, wildlife, wildanimals )

John (Aqu
- 2678 days ago -
When an alligator eats, the amount it consumes is like a 130-pound woman eating a 30-pound hamburger. University of Utah biologist C. G. Farmer and colleagues have figured out how alligators digest such big -- and often bony -- meals: They divert blood

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