Hairball Prevention Tips and Treatments
Cats are great pets to have around because they are so loving and fun! It’s extremely important to make sure you are taking care of this companion with the care that they deserve.
Although feeding and providing them with a clean litter box is important; it’s also essential they are in good health. Most cats end up with hairballs that cause them a lot of pain. By knowing how to go about cat hairball prevention, you can help a lot!
Watch this hairball prevention and treatment video!
What prevention options are available for cat hairballs?
It’s really easy to tell if your cat is dealing with hairballs. They will start by coughing up hairballs all over the house. They will also start vomiting a lot of their food as well. This is really bad for the digestive system since hair cannot be digested into the body. The easiest way to prevent these from occurring is to groom your cat often! There are a lot of products, like brushes, available that are designed to help eliminate extra hair growth. If there isn’t extra hair for your cat to swallow, they aren’t going to have hairballs! Take several minutes out of your day to brush the extra fur out of your cat. They will probably like this if you are gentle and loving.
Don’t push down too hard on their body or you could end up hurting their skin. Firmly brush with a slight amount of pressure so the extra fur is coming out but the cat isn’t getting hurt. This doesn’t have to take long, so it’s something that can be done each day. You will notice that your furniture and clothing with have less cat hair building up as a result of doing this as well.
What cat hairball treatments are available?
If you just can’t seem to stop your cat from swallowing their hair, there are treatment options available. Soft chews are easy to find and cats love to eat them. There are special soft chews available that are made just for cats with hairballs. These provide relief by limiting hairball formations inside the body. It also helps make the skin and coat healthier and shinier than ever before.
There are also hairball lubricants available that help actually eliminate the hairballs. These come in easy to administer gels and are completely safe for cats to have. They even come in flavors like catnip, which most felines love to have! Just a small amount has to be given to the cat a few times a week. Dosage amounts for this vary depending on the size of the cat.
In addition to these, there are also catnips that are formulated with certain ingredients to prevent hairballs. The cats won’t be able to tell the difference and they will enjoy all the benefits! They will start to feel a lot better when they aren’t coughing up hairballs all day long. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up messes all over the house and dealing with a sick kitty. Any of these treatments are worth considering since they are safe and effective!