My longest-haired cat, Mononoke, gets bad hairballs. It’s not his fault; he has to keep clean somehow. So instead of cursing twice a day while I clean up what looks like super wet, deformed dead rats from the carpet, we decided to find the best hairball remedies we could and try them out for Noke.
The first thing we have tried seems to be working quite well—when we remember to give it to him! It’s a hairball control treat. It costs much less than buying hairball control food and we only have to give him a couple a day, so I like this option best so far. A buck for hairball control? Yes, please! And you can stock up when they are on sale. The only downside is that the other cats want them, too, so you might have to have two treat bags open at once while you give them out. Remember that too many treats are bad for your cat, too, so be sure to follow the directions on the package—or to consult with your vet about what treatment is best for your cat.
There are also hairball control foods, shampoos, and other products you can purchase to help curb any hairball problems in your home. You can comb your cat’s hair to help keep it down, though some cats won’t tolerate it.