Lloyd threw up again!
I stepped in puke!
The joy of a long haired cat –
Until Lloyd we never had the pleasure of being a pet parent to a long haired cat before, and no experience with the hairballs associated with them.
What do we do about these “presents” we would find under our feet in the morning?
We were told:
“Brush Lloyd regularly”
“Give Lloyd hairball ointment”
Not only do we brush Lloyd, but we shave him, not right down to the skin, but a buzz cut of sorts, and believe it or not Lloyd loves it, he hears the clippers being turned on and actually comes running to get clipped!
As for hairball ointment that’s another story.
“Put it on his paws, he’ll lick it off”
I tried this tar like substance and all I ended up doing was cleaning it up off my floors and bed blankets after Lloyd flicked his paws trying to get it off. No matter what flavour of hairball ointment Lloyd was introduced to, he wanted nothing to do with it. I became so desperate to control the hairballs and Lloyd’s discomfort with them that I began squeezing it directly into his mouth – don’t even ask how that went!
Fast forward almost 3 months, and we are happy to say we’ve had no more than 3 “presents” left by Lloyd.
What did we do?
What did we give him?
Did we shave him completely?
It happened by accident.
Approximately 3 months ago, in addition to Lloyd’s dry food, (Royal Canin Digestive Comfort), I introduced wet food, Digest Sensitive to his diet, the reason for adding wet had nothing to do with hairballs, but to assist Lloyd on his path to a healthier weight.
Is the wet food responsible for the decrease in hairballs? I can’t claim that it is, nor does the product claim this as a benefit of it, but there is most definitely a decrease in them and for that we, our feet each morning and most importantly, Lloyd is thankful.
Disclaimer: All opinions in this post are my own. The results/benefits of the product mentioned are my opinion and what I/my pet has experienced while on the product. I have not been finically compensated for mentioning the product or writing about it. I have received product from Royal Canin Canada in exchange for “@ediethepug, Edie the Pug, Miss Edie the Pug” being Ambassador for Royal Canin Canada.