So now with the heat and longer days, a cat’s natural rhythms say: GET RID OF THE WINTER HAIR!
My cats are shedding their hair — and horking up the mess where ever they happen to be at the moment a hair ball comes up — in the house, the garage, on the BED!
Time for Hair Ball Remedy — I use a product from my veterinarian called Laxatone — a presumably tasty (for the cat) concoction of beef flavor and petrolatum mineral oil. Get it? PETrolatum mineral oil! Something made especially for our animal companions.
- I put a teaspoon of the remedy in a plastic [throw away] spoon,
- wrap the cats in a towel arranged so they can stand in a small bundle but can’t get loose,
- put them on the kitchen work top, and
- use my thumb to get a bit of the stuff in the side of their mouth.
- then because they are aggravated, I open the back door and out they scoot.
It seems that if I use my kitchen work top as a place to administer cat meds, the critters develop an aversion to the top of the sink and work area — all to the good since I don’t want them up there anyway.
Here’s the low-down on Laxatone.
Laxatone for Cats is an effective laxative and hair ball remedy for cats.
Hairballs are a natural product of your cat’s grooming habits. Your cat has tiny hook-like features on its tongue to help it groom itself. When shedding, a larger than normal amount of hair may be collected by these hook-like features and ingested. This can be a particular problem with long-haired breeds. Watching your cat cough up a hairball can be a disturbing, and messy experience. Laxatone for Cats can help your cat pass the hair that collects in the stomach from self-grooming through their intestinal tract. This can help eliminate the vomiting and retching associated with hair ball elimination.