High Fiber Diets

A cat with hairballs consume grass and plants in an effort to get rid of hairballs. The fiber in grass and plants facilitates easy removal. If you want to help your cat to get rid of hairballs, this is exactly what you need to do to increase their own efforts. * Additional fiber in the diet of your cat. Catnip, wheat, oats and barley husk, pumpkin, oat bran, green beans, flax and psyllium are natural sources of fiber.

Add small amounts every alternate day feeding. A high fiber diet helps in easy removal of the hairball. * Petroleum jelly acts as a lubricant and makes it easy for the cat to excrete the hairballs. Petroleum jelly is perfectly safe for cats and passes out unabsorbed. There are commercial products available that contain petroleum jelly.

If you do not want to buy some, the best way is directly administered as a treat or apply any leg below the elbow to the cat to lick. A word of caution about high-fiber diet needs to be added here. High fiber may be needed to treat hairballs in cats, but can cause symptoms of which you need to be aware. * High fiber holds more water in the system and this can lead to concentrated urine that makes your cat more susceptible to a disorder of the urinary tract. * The fiber does not guarantee the elimination of fur balls that are stuck in the stomach. * Too much fiber can lead to diarrhea or a significant increase in the lump of excrement. The formulas for remedies for hair ball commercially available may deny your cat some foods that are necessary for growth. These formulas can also be costly. If you want to opt for a hairball formula, choose an r on the chemical to avoid any dangerous side effects. Engineer by profession but with a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. Public one with these issues because I am sure that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.