Question by  BlindMag (161)

Is oil a treatment for hairballs?

I have heard that this is a good treatment but I am not sure.


Answer by  jll (63)

Some kinds of oil, such as fish oil, can be used to treat hairballs if you can get your cat to ingest it. However, it's much easier to purchase a hairball treatment at a pet store or from your vet. You can then give it directly to your cat or mix it into canned cat food.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Yes, there are certain types of oil that are used as a treatment for hairballs. One of them is cod liver oil and the other is tuna oil (purchase a can of tuna packed in oil NOT water). The product that works best on my kitty is the cod liver oil. You can put a teaspoon mixed into wet food.


Answer by  Requin (290)

Oil can help because it lubricates the hair the cat has swallowed while cleaning itself. This helps the hair move through the cat's system and keep your cat from having hairballs. Most cats won't take straight oil though so you can put some oil, butter, or vaseline on your cat's paw, which the cat will then lick off.


Answer by  danette (16)

It is very good and I strongly recommend that you use this product because it helps very much the pet. You should ask a vet before starting using this kind of treatment in order to be sure of the bad consequences. At least you may try this because I used it and it did a very good job.


Answer by  shijo (861)

Yes exactly oil treatment is one of the best treatment that can be given for an cat. This will help in healthy growth of the hairs and the skin.


Answer by  Bobby73 (25)

Small amounts of mineral oil can sometimes help to "lubricate" the the G. I. tract of cats and help the hairball to pass.

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