Fresh pumpkin purée is the perfect home remedy for hairball, as it is rich in fiber. If fresh pumpkin is not available you can use canned pumpkin as well. Puree the pumpkin and add 1 teaspoon per day to your cat’s food and check its stool regularly, if the hairball has come out. Once the situation is under control, use pumpkin purée for one or two times in a week.
Feb 6, 2015 - Coconut oil used as a hairball remedy for cats
In addition to the natural remedies in the article above, I also suggest trying olive oil. Since I've been using olive oil in my cats diet, his hairball problem has improved considerably. Here's some info on that:
Petromalt for Cats - Hairball Remedy - 1800PetMeds
LaxaCat™ Hairball Remedy for cats is a tasty salmon formula soft chew to facilitate the passage of hairballs which can help the temporary gastric distress caused by them.
A Hairball Remedy That is Safe for Diabetic Cats - Pets
The idea with these hairball treatments is that they act as a laxative to get the hairball moving through the cats system and out the other end. You would use this type of hairball remedy just until the hairball passes, then reduce the frequency.Not too much: This hairball remedy should not be given too often, as it can bind up the fat-soluble Vitamins A, D and E. This would prevent a cat from absorbing these nutrients. Once or twice a week should do it. Also, it contains mineral oil, which can deplete your cats Vitamin A stores if given in excess.Sometimes, some high-fiber cat treats are the way to go for a hairball remedy. Cats love 'em and it's an easy way to add some fiber now and then without drastically changing their diet.Regular use of a petroleum-based hair ball remedy such as Petromalt can help move hair through the digestive system. Most brands of hairball treatment recommend a small weekly dose, but be sure to read the directions on the product you use. Commercial hairball remedies are formulated to taste appealing to cats, but if your cat doesn’t readily eat the treatment from your finger or out of her food dish, you might try spreading it on her paws or just under her nose. This last method is the only way I can get Piper to take her hairball medicine.