Hair balls?

abunaione

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My cat is using the litter box regularly.
I have been giving her Temptations hair ball treats in the morning and Greenies hairball treats at dinner.
She sometimes throws up a hair ball.
She is eating fine through out the day.
I thought that if she pops, the hair goes out to.
I do sometimes give her Laxatone too.
She's and old girl, 14, but is in good health and eating well.
Still catches a bird from time to time.
Thoughts on this?
 
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I think seasonal changes can cause a cat to groom more than usual, thereby increasing the amount of hair being consumed. They can be nuanced changes such as you might have in Hawaii - like we have in Florida. But, they nonetheless still occur and I do see Feeby groom/shed more at these times. I try to increase the frequency of brushings to help offset this.

The chance there is hair routinely being expelled through feces is almost a guarantee, but that doesn't mean from time to time a cat won't also throw up some hair as well.

Not sure if that answers your question or not. Let us know if it doesn't.
 

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To reduce or even eliminate hairballs, keep your cat well hydrated, brush them every day and avoid dry food. My vet told me it’s better for a cat to eliminate hairballs in their feces than to cough them up.
 
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Would giving Laxatone more often be OK??????
 
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So I though she was 14.
She is now 17.
Birthday was 11/19
I guess she doing well for an old girl.
When I noticed her not eating as much, I give her the laxatone.
Seems to help.
I'm thinking she sometimes goes outside, as her box has no #2.
Energy get better after.
 
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