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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 12:56 PM

I have a hairball...

what do you folks give your cats?

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Reply I have a hairball... (Original post)
Hotler Dec 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #1
Glamrock Dec 2018 #4
flibbitygiblets Dec 2018 #2
LunaSea Dec 2018 #3
TygrBright Dec 2018 #5
japple Dec 2018 #6
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2018 #7

Response to Hotler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 12:59 PM

1. If *you* have a hairball

you should probably shave your legs instead of licking them, and a good dose of Ex-Lax should take care of the immediate problem. If your cat has one, there is a product called Petromalt that might help.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:13 PM

4. Ahahahaha!



Oh man! I'm crying over here!

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Response to Hotler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:02 PM

2. Petromalt is excellent and cats love it. "Feline Greenies" hairball remedy

is a treat I give my fuzzball as well, she loves them, although I don't love all the ingredients.

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Response to Hotler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:12 PM

3. Petromalt

From the pet supply store. Smear it on the fur where they can reach it, but not on the feet as they'll sling it everywhere.
Olive oil mixed into wet food.
Mineral oil, mixed w/food or applied to skin.
Even petroleum jelly will work. (Petromalts main ingredient)

Beware of nugget sized "treatments" that are potato-based. Too many will
stop up your cat.

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Response to Hotler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:33 PM

5. Petromalt. An oldie but goodie. Newer stuff can't compete. n/t

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Response to Hotler (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:45 PM

6. Catlax which I think is the same thing as Petromalt. Also, I have been giving kitties

who have dry stools (think tootsie rolls) a little pinch of Miralax in their daily dollop of wet food. It seems to help. I cleared it with the vet. Canned pumpkin works for constipation. When our very elderly dog started having issues with her anal glands, constipation, etc., Miralax worked great. Vet said to give her 1/4 tsp. with a small serving of canned dog food.

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Response to Hotler (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 03:05 AM

7. My vet gave me Laxatone for my long haired cat.

He said to just put a little on her nose and she'd lick it off. My current kitty, coincidentally also long haired, has been getting both hairball remedy food (Blue Wilderness Indoor Hairball Control) and the Greenies Hairball Control treats. He has particularly long thick hair and I've been trying to brush him more. My previous cat let me comb her, got a special comb, but I found Felix in a supermarket parking lot so he's not so user friendly, but we're working on it.

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