Delicious, easy-to-give intestinal lubricant can help prevent and eliminate hairballs by easing their passage through the digestive tract. Both styles of Hairball Relief are based on Petromalt technology and help support the body's normal elimination of hairballs. Sentry Original Formula is a delicious cat-favorite malt flavor. Sentry Petromalt Petroleum-Free Hairball Relief contains the natural lubricants lecithin and beeswax to aid in the normal passage of hairballs and offers tasty chicken flavor. Safe and effective for cats and kittens over 4 weeks of age.
Dosage for Sentry Hairball Relief: To support elimination of hairballs: Feed a one-half inch strip orally for each 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of body weight, once daily for 3 to 4 days. To prevent hairballs: Feed a one-half inch strip orally per 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of body weight, 1 to 2 times per week. Brush coat frequently.
Dosage for Sentry Petromalt Petroleum-Free Hairball Relief: To support elimination of hairballs: For adult cats, feed a one-inch ribbon daily until symptoms disappear. To support prevention of hairballs: Feed a one-inch ribbon twice a week and brush your cat's coat frequently.
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Sentry Hairball Relief
Active Ingredients: Mineral Oil (10.8%), Petrolatum (32.8%).
Other Ingredients: Acacia Gum, Acidified Calcium Sulfate, Barley Malt Syrup, Caramel, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Thiamine HCl, Water.
Sentry Petromalt Petroleum-Free Hairball Relief
Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin E, Sorbitol, Soy Protein, Poultry Flavor, Lecithin, Tuna Flavor, Beeswax, Maple Flavor, Methylcellulose, Chamomile.
One theory of why cats get hairballs
Your cat grooms herself frequently, licking her fur right down to the tip of her tail. While this fastidious cleaning improves her appearance, it creates yet another problem: disposal of the wet, ingested hair commonly referred to as a hairball.
Your cat's hair does not pass easily through her gastrointestinal tract, nor can her stomach and pancreatic enzymes digest it. Normally, most of the hair she swallows is expelled in her stool. Problems occur, however, when her hair doesn't get excreted, and instead forms into a dense hairball, or mat, in her stomach. Your cat must now vomit the hairball, usually in a fit of disturbing coughing and choking.