Natural Hairball Remedy for Cats???

@Nykkee (2523)
Canada
April 4, 2008 12:23pm CST
I have a cat that is angora or at least an angroa mix. He has very long fluffy gray fur. He is a great little cat but he has a problem with puking everyday. Other than this he is fine, he's active and happy and affectionate and all that, so I won't take him to the vet, because its traumatizing for him. I've asked alot of other cat owners and everyone says he probably has bad hairballs. I have him on hairball remedy cat food but that doesn't seem to be enough. I know I can buy hair ball medicine at the pet store, or the vet, but I hate haveing to force him to eat stuff he doesn't want. Can anyone recommend a natural flavor-friendly hair ball remedy that my cat would eat willingly?
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@buenavida (8282)
• Sweden
12 Apr 08
I have had short haired cats but the latest one had his own grass growing in a flower pot. It was wheat grass, that is very easy to grow, just put the wheat corns in water over night, then let the germs start growing, perhaps under some newspaper to keep them humid. When the grass has grown a few inches, you can test if your cat wants to eat it. If not, you can eat it yourself..it is supposed to be healthy if you mix it in a blender.. Sometimes cats eat the green leaves of plants too but I donĀ“t know if they help in this case. At leas no harm in trying. If this helps, you can always have a new pot with wheat grass growing...
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
I will have to look into that. I am sure that my cat would eat it since he is always trying to eat my house plants, the little turd.
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@buenavida (8282)
• Sweden
1 May 08
Great, let me know how it works out.. Cats often eat grass when they are outdoors, so that gave me the idea.. Thanks for best response!!..
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I don't know about a natural remedy, but some brands of catfood are formulated for hairball relief--you might check that out.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
My cat already eats anti-hairball cat food. It makes a bit of a difference but he still pukes alot.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
13 Apr 08
Then it sounds like it is time for a trip to the vet. Perhaps there is something else going on with your kitty besides hairballs.
@CatVegas (711)
• United States
5 Apr 08
We give our cat Friskies Crunchy Brand....It is for indoor cats and it also is real good on removing tarter from her teeth....It is real good for the stomach as she doesn't go outside so she needs her natural greens and it works on helping her to past the hair balls... Outdoor cats eat grass to help, and Friskies is a good treat that has really helped..As when we first got her from a shelter she was throwing up alot also, but since we have her on this she doesn't...They also have some just for hairballs also... I hope this helps...
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
We used to give our cat Friskies but he was still puking alot, we switched him to Special Kitty hairball formula and it's helping but still hasnt totally cured the problem.