Hairballs are common, especially in longhairs. To minimize hairballs, brush your cat thoroughly and regularly, or try a commercial hairball remedy while closely following package directions.
Cats swallow small amounts of hair when they groom. Most of this hair passes through their system undetected. Sometimes, however, the ingested hair accumulates alongside fat deposits inside the stomach, resulting in a hairball too big to pass through. This triggers a vomiting reflex, allowing her to expel the hairball orally.
There are three simple ways to help control hairballs:
Brush your cat thoroughly and regularly–once a week for shorthaired cats, and two or three times a week for longhaired cats.
Feed your cat Purina ONE® Advanced Nutrition Hairball Formula. With one-third less fibre than traditional hairball formulas, it offers effective hairball control and better nutrient absorption.
Make sure a clean bowl of fresh drinking water is available to your cat at all times.
How can I get rid of my cat’s hairball problem?
There are several products on the market for hairball control, including treats and main diets. Many of them do help alleviate the hairball problem, while providing complete and balanced nutrition. Feeding such a product, along with regular grooming, particularly during shedding seasons, is an effective way to help minimize the formation of hairballs.
Purina® Cat Chow® Advanced Nutrition Hairball Control is specially formulated for adult cats to help control hairball formation.
Purina® Cat Chow® Advanced Nutrition For Indoor Cats helps your adult cat control hairballs, and maintain a healthy weight and lean muscle mass.
Purina ONE® Advanced Nutrition Hairball Formula helps minimize the formation of hairballs before they start. It also helps your cat avoid the discomfort of hairballs.
Pro Plan® Hairball Management contains natural fibre to help control the formation of hairballs in the digestive tract.