Hairball remedy and my sick Cat

This story was emailed to me yesterday morning by Lee:

About six weeks ago I noticed my male cat had thrown up. I bought a new tube of hartz hairball remedy and gave it to both of my cats. A few days later I noticed my male was not as active. He began sneezing and his eyes watered. He continued to eat and use the litter box, but he was sleeping more. In another few days he did not come to greet us and he was always hiding under a bed. He was not grooming himself. This was not his usual behavior. I took him to our vet. She told me that his pupils were dilated and that was not a good sign. She did a test for feline leukemia and she sent me home telling me to feed him chicken and broth. She also gave be an antibiotic. He went downhill. He fought eating. I took him back to the vet a week later. She gave me a stronger dose of antibiotic and since he had lost about 5 lbs now I had to force feed him. She was treating an upper respiratory condition. I also was given saline nose drops and eye medication. In about 1 1/2 weeks he began to come alive again. It was a long haul.

During this time I continued to look back to see what had caused him to be so sick. I never thought it was the Hartz hairball remedy since my other cat was fine. But it was always in the back of my mind, since that was the only thing he had consumed that was not a normal part of his diet.

On May 23rd I noticed he had thrown up a huge hairball and though it was because he was back to steadily grooming himself again. I decided to give him a small smear on his paw of the hairball remedy. Within three days he began to exhibit the same symptoms as before.

I decided to research to see if I could find a home remedy to flush this poison out of his body. I have spent over $400.00 in two doctors visits and will be there again tomorrow. If this message reaches anyone that can help with a home remedy I would appreciate the help.

I have printed out the steps from your web site to report this problem.

I would appreciate anything you can do to help me.

Thank you for your time.

6 thoughts on “Hairball remedy and my sick Cat”

  1. if you put a litle dab of vasoline on his nose, he’ll lick it off and that’ll help the hair balls slide on through

  2. My cat had gradually lost weight and continuously threw up hairballs and his hair started to loosen so he was a lickoholic. He produced petrified irregular stool. I was feeding him hairball remedy food. I took him to the vet. He had lost 2 lbs and the xray showed a clogged cat , stem to stern.
    My first approach was add the Hartz Hairball remedy keep the food the same. He produced regular shaped petrified stool.
    Next, hairball remedy and added wet food, still dry stool. Finally, hairball remedy, wet food and changed the dry to regular adult. The cat will eat any brand of food.
    Since then, he begs for the salmon/malt flavored goo in the tube by Hartz, on a daily basis, since 2003 and I feed him regular NOT furball remedy dry food along with the wet food. Cato is now 16 years old, has regular stool and has only occasional vomiting of water and loose hair. Still an occasional lickoholic.

  3. I have a cat (6 years old, calico, female) and I noticed she was sneezing a LOT, watery eyes, red red red nose, irritable and cranky, not her usual friendly self. I took her to the vet and she said she was allergic to something, perhaps her food (IAMS orange bag) or treats or something, so I stopped everything I was giving her except for the IAMS food (and had all of our A/C filters replaced, installed a air purifier). She got better quite quickly.

    Then just yesterday I noticed she was coughing up a hairball so I gave her a small squirt from the Hartz Hairball Remedy gel tube. She loves that stuff. But today, I’ve already noticed she’s back to those sneezing/irritable symptoms.

    Not sure if this helps, but I won’t be using this gel anymore.

  4. I have a 6 year old, very finniky cat. He’s had intestinal blockage twice this year. I tried every product on the market and he would just turn his head and walk away. I just stumbled onto Hartz Hairball Remedy Plus (Salmon flavor) while surfing and bought him some and he loved it. He will lick my finger clean and wait for more. Thank God no more blockage. He’s doing great so I’m going to keep him on it. He’s finally back to being himself.

  5. My wife and I have tried all kinds of hairball medicine, both inexpensive and the very costly ones. Heartz Hairball Plus is the only kind we have found she will even look at. Just like Rick’s story, she will lick your fingers clean and beg for more. I think that cats, dogs, people, all have allergic reactions to different things and sometimes you just don’t know till you run across it. We had a cat 2 years ago that had a severe reaction to Advantage. She finally came through it but it was not much fun at the time. We have had great luck with that product before and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it again, just not on her. I don’t doubt that people have issues with any product, it’s just like my allergy to peanuts and everybody likes peanuts!

  6. Laxatone (2 3″ squirts in a small can of wet food) will do the trick. I feed 1/2 a can, twice a week. Keeps things flowing well.

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