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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I would like to know if anyone feeds their cats Eukanuba Hairball hard food and also if it's good for the cats. I have main-coone and she gets lots of hairballs, and of course throws up hairballs. I looked at the engredients and they looked pretty good.
Thanks
post #2 of 15
Personally I am NOT a fan of any food with by product s that are meat related...

There are lots of hairball foods at lower $$ with FAR FAR better quality
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
What hairball foods would you suggest?
post #4 of 15
Nutro has a few

Natural balence does well with hairballs

Royal canin has multiple formulas

all of these are found at Petco
post #5 of 15
I would recommend Eagle Pack hairball formula www.eaglepack.com
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
I would recommend Eagle Pack hairball formula www.eaglepack.com
here is that formula ingrediants... from me and multiple vets ( some of which were conventional... Pork is a NO NO meat
Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Oat Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken, Flaxseed, Pork Meal*, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Liver Digest, Tomato Pomace, Wheat Germ Meal, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Canola Oil, Taurine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, dl-Methionine, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes (sequestered) Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, B. Subtillus, Bacillus lichenformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger.


bright red I would totally avoid
corn is not great and that high up is a no from me ...

the meat to grain ratio is good though
post #7 of 15
My cats have been having more hairballs lately due to the hot summer season. I just give my cats Petromalt, the paste. I know Petromalt also makes a fiber supplement that you can put in their wet food but it's not easy to find. Pet People sold it in the past, don't know if they still do. Petco does not carry it.

Brushing their fur helps too.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by moggiegirl
My cats have been having more hairballs lately due to the hot summer season. I just give my cats Petromalt, the paste. I know Petromalt also makes a fiber supplement that you can put in their wet food but it's not easy to find. Pet People sold it in the past, don't know if they still do. Petco does not carry it.

Brushing their fur helps too.
Got a link for the fiber supplement?? I would like to see it
post #9 of 15
Why is pork a "no no" meat? I study animal nutrition (am a doctorate student) and pork is not an ingredient to avoid for any scientific reason.....

I know the ingredients in the Eagle Pack formula are not the "best on paper." All I know is that a Main Coon with a hairball problem so bad it threw up 4-5 times a day was on every hairball diet in the book, and Eagle Pack was the only one that worked. Sometimes finding a food that works well, but may not look so great on paper is the best way to go when it matters.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
Why is pork a "no no" meat? I study animal nutrition (am a doctorate student) and pork is not an ingredient to avoid for any scientific reason.....

I know the ingredients in the Eagle Pack formula are not the "best on paper." All I know is that a Main Coon with a hairball problem so bad it threw up 4-5 times a day was on every hairball diet in the book, and Eagle Pack was the only one that worked. Sometimes finding a food that works well, but may not look so great on paper is the best way to go when it matters.
Pork fat is totally indigestable to a cat or a dog ... also it is a top allergen ... You ought to talk to some practicing vets ... I got both of those from very conventional to holistic vets... I only learned about it when I had one of my animals on one and the vet ( conventional ) gave me a long long lecture about it and what he had seen of animals feed pork .... Raw looks weird on paper so ya ..lol..
Also pork is highly likely to contain many preservatives and or additives... I found out evan Organic can have traces of some real crap ...
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by sharky
Got a link for the fiber supplement?? I would like to see it
Thanks for encouraging me to look for a site that sells it. It's hard to find in stores. Now I know I can order it from this website.

http://www.thecatconnection.com/Petr...-Capsules.html
post #12 of 15
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Pork fat is totally indigestable to a cat or a dog
How is it not digestible?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
How is it not digestible?
Indigestable meaning unable to be digested... the vet showed me a vet manual with a study showing that .,.. I will see if my current vet has that book so I can give the title ...
post #14 of 15
I know what the word "indigestible" means...I just don't believe that pork fat is any less digestible than any other fat unless I saw it in writing...

Pork fat's composition is the same of any other animal's fat....
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
I know what the word "indigestible" means...I just don't believe that pork fat is any less digestible than any other fat unless I saw it in writing...

Pork fat's composition is the same of any other animal's fat....
Like I said I saw it in writing.. and then researched on my own and pirk and pork fat are not something that should be fed to dogs and cats... I strongly think people should rethink eating it too... I will get the name of the book he showed me ( he is only in the next town over) and I am sure My vet has some stuff on it too as she also said no way...
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