Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Brewers Rice, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Lysine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols added to retain freshness, Citric Acid added to retain freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.
If you have an adult cat at home, you’ve either already encountered hairballs or you soon will.
Where do hairballs come from? As cats lick, they naturally swallow some of their hair. When enough of this ingested hair collects in a cat's digestive tract, it forms a hairball. Most hairballs are harmlessly coughed up or passed through your cat.
Do some cats have more hairballs than others? Yes, Cats with long hair and those that shed heavily or groom excessively are especially prone to developing hairballs.
How do I minimize the occurrence of hairballs? By brushing your cat regularly and thoroughly to remove loose hair and mats you can minimize the occurrence of hairballs. Long-haired cats should be brushed every day while short-haired cats should be brushed weekly.
How do I know if my cat has a hairball problem? Look out for these signs:
Can cat food help?
Your cat’s food can make a real difference when it comes to hairball problems. Hill’s® Science Diet® Feline Hairball Control has precise nutrition that can help avoid hairballs in just 30 days. It’s also available for all life stages and lifestyles, including indoor cats.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. Poor oral health often begins with a buildup of sticky plaque that, if not removed, hardens to form tartar. This can impact the health of your cat's teeth and gums.
Signs of a Problem:
What can you do?
Did you know that brushing your cat's teeth is just as important as brushing your own? If you aren't able to brush your cat's teeth every day, consider feeding Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Oral Care cat food, precisely balanced nutrition for adult cats that also provides protection from plaque and tartar buildup. It also has clinically proven, interlocking fiber technology that help scrub teeth and reduce plaque build-up.
Always consult your veterinarian if you have questions about your cat’s health.
Indoor cat’s lifestyles differ greatly from outdoor cats. Typically, indoor cats have a lower exercise level than one that lives outside. Encouraging indoor exercise can help your cat stay fit. Below, find some suggestions for your cat
Cat Workouts and Exercise Tips:
If you have an indoor cat, you may want to consider a food specially formulated for indoor cats. Hill's® Science Diet® Indoor Cat food is available in a variety of formulas for all life stages and needs, including hairball control.
Are you feeding canned food to your adult cat? Hill’s® Science Diet® has a large selection of canned food to meet the unique needs of your special cat. Read More...