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Hairballs all of a sudden

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About a month ago I swith from Nutro's indoor weight management to the regular weight management. Do you think the regular would produce hairballs?
Molly never threw up on the indoor formula.
post #2 of 12
The indoor formula has plant fibers that help prevent the formation of hairballs. It is probably best to go back to the indoor weight management formula.
post #3 of 12
Both contain plant fibers but the indoor has a bit more of them, used to be alfalfa in the reg but now it is the same veggie fiber mix .... I too suggest going back but IT is HIGH shed season.. how many hairballs??...
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Both contain plant fibers but the indoor has a bit more of them, used to be alfalfa in the reg but now it is the same veggie fiber mix .... I too suggest going back but IT is HIGH shed season.. how many hairballs??...
Last week it happened 4 days in a row. The week before 3 days. Today was the first one since last Thursday & she has been eating less dry food this week.
post #5 of 12
hummm... do they eat canned??
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hummm... do they eat canned??
Yep Friskies loaf. Haven't changed that food in ages.
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Yep Friskies loaf. Haven't changed that food in ages.
try adding a touch of flax , olive or any oil to there wet food
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try adding a touch of flax , olive or any oil to there wet food
Haha she walked away from it. I will try again later. Thanks
post #9 of 12
It's also spring and I know that my hairball level always increases in the spring, in spite of the fact that mine are indoor cats. You might have a couple of things going on (food and weather change).

When mine get bad, I mix in some hairball control food with their regular food to get them over the hump.
post #10 of 12
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What does the oil do? I woke up this morning to find a huge mess on the floor. There is a furball and lots of liquid. This time I don't know who made the mess. Would the oil cause this?
post #11 of 12
I believe the oil is supposed to lubricate everything so it comes out the other end, but some cats' tummies can be sensitive to it.

Last week was definitely a hairball week for my kitty.
post #12 of 12
we're switching back to Nutro Indoor Senior. i also noticed a hairball increase with the regular natural choice senior. they like both so we're just switching back. one of mine sheds a lot, all the time. and he hates to be brushed. we do anyway, but he doesn't make it easy.

oils didn't work for my cats either. i had the same problem--then they wouldn't eat their wet.
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