How to Make a Home Hairball Remedy

Sometimes a hairball remedy is necessary to deal with problematic hairballs. Hairballs are more common in longhaired breeds, but can happen to any cat. Your cat's natural response to a hairball is to regurgitate it. Sometimes, however, a hairball can become lodged in her digestive system. This serious situation may require surgery to correct.

Hairball Remedies
Fortunately, there are several ways to help your cat pass a hairball or even prevent one from occurring in the first place.

  • Butter Up Your Baby. Butter will help lubricate your cat's intestinal tract. This is an easy trick, as most cats love dairy products. If you suspect that your cat has hairball trouble, give her a half of a teaspoon of butter once a day for one or two days.
  • Some jelly might help. Petroleum jelly will also help to loosen a hairball. It can be tricky to get your cat to take petroleum jelly, but try putting a small dollop on the tip of her nose. She won't be able to resist trying to get it off and will lick it up.
  • Grease the wheels. Mineral oil is also a great way to help lubricate your cat's digestive system. One teaspoon of mineral oil should do the trick.
  • Make her eat her veggies. Vegetables are a good source of fiber. Fiber is a great way to help hairballs on their way.
  • Grazing in the grass. Another good source of fiber for your cat is oat or wheat grass. Your cat will love chewing on this new treat and she'll be getting hairball help at the same time.
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