Food for Managing Hairballs

Your cats’ natural instinct to preen and groom means they swallow lots of hair. Small amounts will pass through the digestive system, but if a lot of hair is swallowed, it can become entangled in the stomach and form a ball. This hairball is then vomited from the cat.

Choosing a food specifically designed for hairball control, combined with a regular brushing schedule, can help move hair through your cat’s stomach and into the litter tray.

A good hairball control food will have:

  • High fibre and an oilier texture, to move hair through the intestines easily
  • Fatty acids to promote a healthy skin and coat, and prevent hair loss
  • Balanced nutrition to prevent hairballs forming in the stomach