Use These Natural Alternatives to Conventional Petroleum Based Hairball Remedies
Its very worrisome to hear the sound of your kitty when they are always chocking or throwing up on hairballs. It must be so uncomfortable for our feline friends. Furthermore, hairballs can have serious consequences if they remain unchecked for a long time. We explored what was commonly available in the pet stores as treatments for hairball problems. We also wanted to learn how to use some home remedies, which we’ll share with you here.
Prevention Is The Best Cure: How to Keep Hairballs From Happening in The First Place
- Groom your kitty regularly. That way when your cats grooms and licks, the extra hair won’t get stuck on their tongue.
- Ensure your cat has the proper amount of fiber in their diet. The hair will get swept out of the digestive tract that way. Always check with veterinarian advice to ensure the balance is to the best of your knowledge.
- Raw food and wet food are the very best for your cats digestion, these diets significantly assist with hairball prevention. Also, you can add fat emulsifiers that can help with digestion.
- Finally, always avoid feeding your cat any foods that contain grains. It is very harsh on your kitties digestive system.
A Few of Our Favorite Natural Hairball Cures
You may be surprised to learn that pumpkin may help with this issue. Simply add 1 teaspoon of canned pumpkin to your cat’s food 2-3 times a week. Use the plain one, though, not the one with spices!
Another one that works is including probiotics and digestive enzymes in your cat’s diet. Use a product specifically formulated for felines. Follow the instructions on the label.
If these tips don’t work and your cat’s hairball problems does not get relieved, you should get a check-up from the vet. In rare cases, what seems like hairballs could be irritable bowel or intestinal carcinoma. We want the very best for our little buddies. We hope this helps alleviate some uncomfortable hairballs your kitty may be dealing with.
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