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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Have any of y'all discovered a brand of hairball treats that your kits seem to really enjoy?
The vet thinks hairballs may have contributed to Cosy's recent bowel problems. She gave us this prescription hairball med that Cosette won't touch, so I bought her some Whiskas chicken-flavored hairball treats that neither girl will touch.
Any good ones you can recommend that kitties seem to enjoy?
post #2 of 22
Amy is it a paste that the vet gave Cosette?

The ones i get for Rosie are "Felix" hairball control treats. She won't eat them straight out the packet because you can tell they smell different to the other treats she has, so i mix them in with her kibbles because they stink so she can't tell

Theres a method in my madness!!
post #3 of 22
I recently tried Purina Pro-Plan Hairball Treats (chicken flavor). All three of mine seem to like them. That's a first!
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yup Susie, it was a paste that the vet gave Cosy. I tried to mix it with her food but neither one of the girls touched it (the snobs!). I may try mixing the treats in with their wet food- they tend to devour that without a second thought .
Eileen, I may have to give those Pro Plan treats a try, though we're having very little success with the chicken-flavored stuff.....
post #5 of 22
They had other flavors in the Pro-Plan too - tuna and salmon, I think.
post #6 of 22
I would try the new feline greenies ... they may not say for hairballs but the ingrediants lead me to think they would work for that... I found a great product by veternarians best called cat lube hariball and digestive aid ... it works wonderfully for my oldest one
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by eilcon
I recently tried Purina Pro-Plan Hairball Treats (chicken flavor). All three of mine seem to like them. That's a first!
Abby is VERY picky about treats, but she will eat these.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
If Pro-Plan works on even the pickiest kitties (and esp. since it comes in tuna-flavored), I'm going to give it a shot.
Raise your hand if you ever feel as if your kitty is the finickiest cat in the world???
post #9 of 22
Oliver has occasionally had hairball issues. He'll eat the petromalt stuff though, he's not picky about his food--he's kind of got a "fat kid" mentality--all about the food!
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Oliver has occasionally had hairball issues. He'll eat the petromalt stuff though, he's not picky about his food--he's kind of got a "fat kid" mentality--all about the food!
LOL - Mika will love to hear that - she's a little piglet and still weighs in at only 8 lbs.
post #11 of 22
Amy Rosie wouldn't eat it either, so the vet said to smear it on her front paws, but make sure you smear it well because the first time i put it on Rosie she shook her paws and there was brown splashes on the wall

I would give her it though because it is good Is it Katlax?
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Raise your hand if you ever feel as if your kitty is the finickiest cat in the world???

I would love for her to eat more wet food, but she keeps eating more and more of her dry instead of wet! She sticks her little pink nose up at most wet foods, although she loves to lick the gravy of the Nutro packets.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Amy Rosie wouldn't eat it either, so the vet said to smear it on her front paws, but make sure you smear it well because the first time i put it on Rosie she shook her paws and there was brown splashes on the wall

I would give her it though because it is good Is it Katlax?
Yes, Katlax- that's it!
So do you smear it on their paws because they have no choice but to lick it off? Sneaky- I love it!
post #14 of 22
[quote=rosiemac] she shook her paws and there was brown splashes on the wall
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Yep, I experienced this with Molly! I was finding it on the walls for months after!!!
post #15 of 22
Thats exactly it!

Cats aren't the only ones that are smart up top!!
post #16 of 22
I really need to get some petromalt and give them all agood feeding on it.. Paige hacked up a big one the other day (poor girl.. we were like "paige, what'd you do wolf down dinner?" until we cleaned it up.) She's especially prone since she washes gibby more than he does himself and she's got a double coat herself.
post #17 of 22
Have you tried just plain Vaseline???? I read that you could freeze in in little balls like the size of a pea-maybe its still pliable when frozen and pop one in your cats mouth. Otherwise my vet said to dab it on their nose and mouth (just a tiny amt) and they will automatically lick it????? Grizzly is the fur queen in the house as someone upchucked something in the bedroom this morning!!
post #18 of 22
Pro plan treats are a thumbs up here. Loki hates treats wont eat any of them BUT the pro plan ones. Also vaseline on the paws works too to help with hair balls. we do it here bi weekly and havent had a hair ball in a long time.
post #19 of 22
Is there not petroleum in vaseline?!
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Is there not petroleum in vaseline?!
that is what it is ...b ut some swear by it
post #21 of 22
I give Reilly a blob of Hartz salman flavoured hairball treatment everynight..he loves it!
post #22 of 22
Amy --- are you talking about Laxatone?

That caramel-flavored, caramel-looking stuff you can buy from PetSmart, for cheaper than what the Vet sells?

I use Laxatone with Snickers --- on a "do or die" basis cuz he is a walking shag carpet and he is grooming-obsessed!!! He's so beautiful and he knows it, so he's ALWAYS grooming himself... and oh boy does he get some killer hairballs. The one was as big as his tail, I swear.

The Laxatone, they all seem to like. I feed it to Jess & Hammie too. And --- yah I have to rub an inch-or-so size (like the size of a caterpillar) onto his paw and rub it in GOOD or else he'll fling the stuff everywhere.

They always stop and lick the stuff off, only one did Hammie do a fling-job but the Laxatone cleaned off the wall pretty good.
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