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Administering Hairball Medication Correctly

Saturday, December 14, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many cats take a hairball medication at some time in their lives. Our cat Atlantis is a long haired Siamese/Himalayan mix. He does have a problem with hairballs. I’ve been administering a medication regularly. He actually likes it and meows for it every morning. It’s a fish flavored gel and he loves to lick it off of my finger. It’s almost like a daily ritual but yesterday, I noticed that he had diarrhea. He didn’t exhibit any other symptoms and I attributed it to his sensitive stomach and maybe too much hairball medication. He’s fine today but sometimes we have to learn by our mistakes.

If your cat has hairballs and uses a gel medication, administer about an inch once a day for four days, then give the medication once or twice a week for maintenance. Have your pet lick the medication off of your finger or you can mix it in with their food. I was giving it to Atlantis almost every day. It makes sense that too much medication can result in loose stools or diarrhea.

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