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hairballs in cat

I am wondering if there is remedy to reduce hairballs in our cat. I don't know much about cats as I never had a cat until I "joined the family" when I married my husband five years ago. I realize this is a normal part of having a cat, but if there is a remedy to reduce them, I'd like to know.

She vomits at least once a week with them. She is long haired. She isn't brushed nearly like she should be, so that is probably part of the problem, but even when we did that more, it didn't seem to help that much. We used to give her a hairball medicine that worked a little.
  lmhoopes on 2005-01-20
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I'm eager to know myself (although doubtful). Brushing doesn't help much-- unfortunately I know.

Many people here have cats and know netural therapies: anyone found the solution for hairballs?
Astra2012 last decade
netural=natural, of course
Astra2012 last decade
Here is what I do to reduce hairballs in my herd.

-Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of olive oil to food daily.

-Brush the cat once weekly, absolute minimum. Use a regular black comb, the smaller teeth, it will pull a lot of hair that they would normally shed.

-Nux Vomica 30C-Dose once per day in the evening, until improved.

My cats still get hairballs from time to time, but it is a rare occurrence.

Namaste27 last decade
Thank you Namaste.

Do you use any oil etc ON the fur?
Astra2012 last decade
Thanks for your help.
lmhoopes last decade
Nope, Astra, no oil on the fur. I comb them and then dampen a wash cloth or paper towel with warm water and wipe them down. It removes the dander and excess loose clinging fur.

Namaste27 last decade
Astra2012 last decade
my mother used to put a tsp of parafin oil about once aweek in their milk
feed them sardines in iol
alangail1 last decade

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