Home remedies for hairballs in cats can help prevent discomfort and vomiting. Talk to your vet before trying these techniques.
Regular brushing helps prevent hairballs in cats. It removes loose hair and keeps them comfortable.
Finish grooming by wiping your cat with a wet towel or hypoallergenic baby wipe to remove remaining loose hair.
Adding olive oil to your cat's food aids digestion and helps pass hair naturally. Use a teaspoon weekly to reduce hairball discomfort.
A teaspoon of butter will work like the oil. Melt it in the microwave and drizzle over your cat's food once a week.
Apply petroleum jelly to your cat's paw to encourage licking and lubricate the digestive tract. Helps eliminate hairballs. Do weekly.
Occasionally treat your cat with tuna or sardines packed in oil. Drain the oil and add it to their dinner for a special treat.
Use pure canned pumpkin, not pie filling, to help pets pass obstructions and hairballs. Add a teaspoon to their food for fiber support.
Boost your cat's fiber intake with high-fiber cereal or a quarter teaspoon of Metamucil in their food to aid in processing hairballs.
Cats benefit from diets that suit their metabolic needs. Choose a product to aid in digestion and hairball prevention.