Best Treatment
for Cat Hairballs

"Felines usually take care of this
problem by themselves, but they may
need a little help every now and then."

Special treatment for cat hairballs is not usually necessary as your feline friend normally takes care of this health problem herself.

Hairballs (also called hair balls or furballs) are a natural and normal part of your cat or kitten's life. She'll usually either vomit out the mass of fur that accumulates in her stomach or pass it out in her stool.


Prevention

Of course, the best treatment for hairballs is prevention. Brushing your kitty on a regular basis will help remove loose hair so that she does not swallow excessive fur while grooming herself.

As an additional precaution, some people prefer to give their kitties ongoing supplements to keep the skin and coat healthy.

But if you have your feline on a high quality diet, additional supplements probably aren't necessary.


Remedies

Beautiful Black Cat
"What cat hairball? That wasn't mine!"

When your kitty does need some additional help, you can find many over-the-counter remedies to help him pass the excessive fur through the digestive system.

Mostly, the remedies work by lubricating your kitty's insides so that the furball can pass out of their system more easily.

Unfortunately, a lot of the remedies are almost as messy as the hairball itself, and your cat may not like the taste. So administering the medicine can be difficult.

Treatment remedies usually come in the form of a laxative in a tube.

You should try to be careful of petroleum-based treatments because they can interfere with nutrient absorption.

For the healthiest and most natural hairball remedy, you can visit places like Only Natural Pet Store. They have a great selection of natural remedies for all sorts of feline health issues.


Potential Health Problem

Hairballs can become a serious problem.

If you suspect your cat or kitten is sick, the best thing to do is to consult your veterinarian.

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Watch for changes in behavior. Things like depression, lethargy, or an unusual lack of interest in eating usually indicate that something is not right, and this could be a sign of something even more serious. Also pay attention if your kitty appears constipated.

You should contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.


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