- Apr 20, 2014
Hi, cat parents. My 14 year old long haired girl has chronic hairballs. She has had a many a work up, including ultrasounds, and they show nothing. She currently takes 1/4 tsp miralax, proviable, and 1/8 tsp psyllium...and still throws hairballs. No she does not otherwise vomit. Please do not suggest slippery elm bark, I have never had success with that, or with laxatone type products. Please do not ask if I brush her; I have gone in streaks with this and it matters little if I do or not, up come the hairballs. No I have not had an endoscopy done on her and would rather not, as all her other values are great.I think she could drink more water and recently began adding water to her canned food. I have tried pumpkin - no luck with that either. I hate that she vomits hair balls! if it was once a month or so, I would not be writing this frustrated post - but she goes in streaks of say a few consecutive days of hairballs, and then none for several weeks. I dont know what else I can do and neither does the vet. Suggestions appreciated. Oh, and she get KD early support - mostly canned but a bit of the dry. But her kidney values are normal now.