Q: How do i prevent my cat from getting hairballs?
May 2, 2009 | By Ilovecats237 | 7 answers | Expired: 2297 days ago
I have a cat who has been trying to get this hairball out but he can't this has been going on for more two weeks and no i can't get a vet i can't afford it right now. I NEED ANSWERS!!!
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May 16, 2009
Pure canned pumpkin (not pie filling)or baby food squash is good for hairballs. It adds fiber to the diet so it also is good for occasional diarrhea or constipation. Most cats will eat it as a treat, but if they won't eat it straight, you can mix it with their food. Also, brush your cat regularly to remove loose hair. This will help cut down on hairballs. Hairball medicine, vaseline, & mineral oil are good for short-term treatment, but they interfere with vitamin absorption, so don't give it anywhere near mealtime. Also, be aware that mineral oil is a light oil & can be inhaled into the lungs easily. Make sure you give it in a way that this won't occur.
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