Hairballs can be a real problem especially during spring time as many cats shed their thick winter coats. Hairballs can be a real pain to deal with but fortunately there are solutions such as Laxatone!
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While some cats stick to a short manageable coat throughout the year, others do display a marked difference between their thick warm winter coat and a shorter, slimmer-looking, summer version.
As individual hairs loosen up at the follicles, they become more likely to be swept up by the cat’s tongue during her daily self-grooming rituals. Feline tongues are covered with miniscule barbs that take in whatever gets entangled in them, be that water, food or hair. As the hair gets ingested it needs to get out in some way or form because it cannot be broken up by the digestive system. The result? Kitty is faced with a nagging ball of hair, stuck somewhere along her esophagus which she will try to bring up and throw up.
Watching a cat gag on a hairball isn’t a pretty site even though the process is usually harmless. The problem is these balls don’t always get out as they’re supposed to and so dedicated owners need to lend a helping hand.
One of the ways with which an owner can combat hairballs is by adding a touch of lubrication to a cat’s diet. The lubricant helps soften the hairballs and make them move throughout the digestive tract all the way to the end by which they are deposited in the litterbox. This is exactly what Laxatone does.
An ounce of prevention is key here and no, there’s no need to provide an entire once all at once 😉 A dab of this wonderful stuff is all it takes. This variety of Laxatone is tuna-flavored and most cats crave it as a treat. For those who are less enthusiastic, you can just place that dab on the tip of their nose or on a paw, for them to lick it off as they groom.
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Even indoors-only cats get the fleas, as the song goes.
Ok, the song isn’t about that exactly, but still spring is upon us and that can mean fleas are upon our cats. A flea can jump on a person and gets a ride indoors. All it takes is one pregnant female and voila – within days you have a full blown flea infestation on your hands.
The key is in prevention and/or early treatment. And the tool for the job is Frontline. Never be tempted to buy cheap substitutes – the cheap flea treatments are usually too strong for felines and can be very harmful. Stick to Frontline – safe and effective for cats – and carefully follow the dosages.
And now, to the best news of all. This miracle in an easy-to-use applicator is currently on sale at Amazon. That means a whopping 47% discount! Hurry up and order a couple of packages – they could last you until the end of summer, depending on how many cats you have.
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If your cat is susceptible to some wax and dirt build-up in the ear, now’s the best time for you to be buying the DermaPet ear cleaner, because they have knocked the price down by 54% over at Amazon’s!
You can use this all natural solution for routine cleansing of the feline outer ear. Of course, never venture any deeper into the ears! Gently fold the ear outwards, and use a small cotton ball to gently clean the inner side of the ear flap only. Stay away from the ear canal – if you see dirt in there, it’s time to visit your vet who will check for ear mites and guide you about further treatment.
If all you need is routine cleaning of the outer ear, hurry up and get the best quality product for less than half the price right here.
I believe I have blogged here in the past about the great dental products by CET, but it’s always a good idea to give them another periodical mention. This pet dentifrice comes in five different flavors, so even the more finicky eaters among felines are likely to find something they’d agree to have in their delicate mouth. Above all, it’s effective and is the best way to provide your pet (canine or feline) with a good oral hygiene routine.
This product is available at a great price at Amazon right now – under $4 which is less than half the regular price – so it’s a great time to stock up on some feline toothpaste!
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If you’re like me, you can appreciate the joys of chewing a fresh piece of spearmint gum after a meal. When a toothbrush is not available, these chewing experiences can be just as refreshing. They’re good for your teeth too.
Well, your cat can enjoy the benefits of a similar treatment too. It didn’t take the makers of this product, CET, a lot of research to figure out spearmint will not be the flavor of choice either 😉 So, fish flavor it is, but just as soft and chewy, releasing plaque-fighting enzymes for a thorough treatment that prevents the buildup of bacteria on your cat’s teeth.
CET suggests that you use this product on a daily basis, as part of routine home dental care for felines, or when your regular cat toothbrush is not available. For your cat though, this can be just a fun daily fish-flavored treat – the fresh breath and good strong teeth are just a side benefit!
You can read more about this innovative product, its contents and uses on the product page here – this is also where you can order this product at a great price from Amazon.
One of the advantages of keeping cats indoor-only is in limiting their exposure to fleas, and hence to the worms which fleas often infect their hosts with. However, even cats that are kept indoors can get infected, either during supervised outdoors time, or simply by the odd flea being carried indoors by a human.
Fortunately, treating worms is relatively easy now with effective drugs available over-the-counter. Drontal is probably the most popular anti-worm drug and you can even order it here on Amazon.
It’s a broad spectrum dewormer that is good for cats and kittens over one month old (as long as they weigh more than 1.5 lbs). Experienced cat owners can easily tell when their cat has a worm problem – with the worms or worm segments apparent in the feces and around the anus. If you’re not sure, do consult your vet and get professional guidance.
These tablets should be effective against tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms. Visit the product page on Amazon here.