Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hairball Tips and Last Day to Enter Contest!

Today is the last day to enter the "Who's your Favorite Furball?" contest in honor of National Hairball Awareness Day! Winners receive a FREE FURminator DeShedding Tool and will be featured here, on and on blogs across the Internet! Details on how to enter here.

Now, onto the educational portion of today's post. With peak shedding season underway, we furry guys are in full swing when it comes to grooming ourselves, which means an increase in hairballs.

FURminator has offered the following tips for preventing and caring for those nasty, ooky hairballs!

1. Regular Grooming: Hairballs occur when cats over groom. To help cats look and feel their best, it’s essential to regularly brush them. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is recommended by vets and nominated by Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine as the number one product to reduce hairballs in cats. Using the tool on a regular basis, as well as the FURminator deShedding Shampoo for Cats, will help reduce shedding, thus reducing the amount of hair your cat ingests.

2. Home Remedies: Try adding a little butter and canned pumpkin to your cat’s meals once or twice a week. The butter may loosen the hair clod and the fiber in the pumpkin can help move it through the system.

3. Stay Hydrated: Encourage your cat to drink plenty of water by placing various bowls throughout the house. The water will help flush out the hair before it has time to clump in the stomach.

4. Consult Your Vet: If you believe you cat has chronic hairball problems, ask your veterinarian to recommend a laxative supplement to help prevent ingested hairs from forming hairballs.

The photo above is me getting FURminated by my male staff member. This was just at the beginning of the process too! Hooray for hairball reduction!


  1. Hope it all going to plan and there are lots of entries.

    Hugs Ginger Jasper x

  2. Thanks for the helpful information. I had not thought to try pumpkin. OK will try to enter!

  3. Hope the contest is going well, Romeo! We like the action shot :)

  4. We put a linky to yer contest on our blog, but we don't need to enter da contest since we already gots a Furminator. Fanks fer all da good werk!

  5. Hi Romeo! We hope you saw our post today about your contest!!! We're gonna try to get mom to send in a picture too. This is such a great way to raise money for a good cause!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  6. Hi Romeo, we sent you our entry in. We are looking forward to seeing all of the kitties pics.

  7. I'm all for hairball reduction. It looks like the contributions are getting closer and closer to the goal for the First Giving campaign.

  8. Your site is wonnerful.
    We's been furminating little Faith Boomerang and whoa... it is shedding season.
    Can't wait to see tha winners tomorrow.
    Love & Purrs,