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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 05:51 PM
 
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I've never tried them Deja. My cats are pretty good for hairballs...Max brings one up every few weeks but they are easy to clean. Ewww, did I just say that?! Many of the commercially available "dissolver" type hairball remedies contain papaya enzyme. I guess you could also use fresh pineapple juice. I know that the papaya is safe, but I'm not sure about the pineapple. I think it would be but who knows.

Deja, I have two cats...I should post pics of them.
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Pictures!

I know what you mean about the occasional hair ball being easy to clean up- the rare ones that my three cough up are like little hair sausages. Ewww - ok I did say that

I didn't know that the commercially prepared hairball remedies contained papaya enzyme - I'll have to read the tube and see what is in the brand that I have. That's interesting!

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I knew about the enzymes because I have health problems and I use them to aid in digestion. I love fresh papya and it contains zillions of itty bitty black seeds, they taste peppery. Anyway you can dry the seeds on a plate on the counter for a few days then using a peppermill or food processor pulverise the seeds then sprinkle them on your food (you can put them in a salt shaker)!

My vet didn't know but he could sell me some petroleum gunk!

I guess we just have to search it out to find out or wait for Candycanes response.

Dij use to bury his food and wouldn't eat dry or can food so I use to make him boiled burger/or chicken +rice or oats + fresh frozen mixed veggies heated up every day until about 2 weeks ago when he decided he liked cheap purina kitten chow instead of the fancy recommended kitty foods that cost me mega bucks! But he still likes when I sprinkle a bit of oats over his food. I had brown rice the other day and he begged for it. If I pop popcorn in the micro he runs all over the house cooing. His favorite treat is...guess! Right -Popcorn He is such a nut (I know another source of fiber is corn)

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Sorry I didn't see the last two replys DUH!

I wondered if the hairball gunk had enzymes, Thanks Candycane
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 06:10 PM
 
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Petromalt and the other petroleum based remedies don't usually contain enzymes.
Here's one brand that I know of.
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/worldpets/cahadiaid.html
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Candycane YOU ARE BRILLIANT!
This is why I started this thread to find a product like that one.
Thank you
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 06:17 PM
 
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Um, ok, thanks. I didn't think you were looking for a product specifically otherwise I would have posted that in the beginning! ROFL
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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hi! i am a newbie on this site... a good natural furball medicine with no petroleum or dangerous stuff is: "Natural Hairball Aid" by "Natur Vet". it has good herbs, cod liver oil and catnip in it. my Daisy loves it. she comes running when she sees it. it makes her fur soft as a bunny rabbit too! :-)
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Yeah, its kinda old but its a good idea, you could start a thread about it
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