Originally Posted by babyharley
What is that gel stuff? I might get some - Harley has never had a problem with hairballs - is it okay to give him even tho he doesn't get them, just so he doesn't start with hairballs?
It's kind of a gel or paste (depending what brand you get) that helps your cat pass hairballs more easily (and hopefully not puke
them up on you the morning of the very first time your university gives you Martin Luther King Jr. day off and you're trying to sleep in!!
)... it's usually chicken or fish flavored so your kitty will like it (I put some on my finger and Oliver licked it right off
The kind I got is "Hairball Solution" by PetAg (White, Maroon, and Blue tube).... it's chicken flavored and contains "Mirra-Coat" skin and coat conditioner (to help lessen shedding, hence lessen the amount of fur taken in during daily preening hours)... on the back it says it helps in the eliminating and preventing of hairballs and there are different instructions depending on whether your kitty currently has a hairball that's having a hard time coming up (or goin down, haha) or whether you're trying to prevent future hairballs.... to prevent them (which I'm doing right now since he doesnt currently have a hairball.... the last one came up on the rug yesterday, ugh) you only need to give it to your kitty once a week... it says 1 -2 tsp weekly, but I just put some on my pointer finger (twice) and let him lick it off.... i know he'll look at me like I have 9 heads if I put this stuff on a teaspoon!
I also dont wanna give him TOO much since there is petrolium jelly in it, but I figure even a little bit will help our current hairball situation....
I'm still pretty perplexed
by this sudden change in hairball activity.... previously when he had one, he'd honk like a goose for a minute or two, and it'd get swallowed down and passed in poo.... but recently theyre bein puked up with little or no food in the mess (I've never seen any grass in with them either) and no honking....