After hesitating and reading and reading and hesitating some more, I'm going to try coconut oil for hair ball control for my cats. According to everything I've read, coconut oil has a plethora of benefits, including helping with diabetes, thyroid disease, arthritis, weight control and as mentioned, hair balls.
It's good for the coat, soothing to the throat, improves nutrient absorption and does not have to be given on an empty stomach (and waiting 2 hours to feed, after, besides)
Supposedly most cats like it.
The coconut oil should be "extra virgin" organic, which is what I have ordered. As many of you know, Tolly has a terrible time with hair balls, becoming very ill on a regular basis, in spite of my efforts at controlling them, and his sicknesses are becoming more and more frequent.
This time of year is when I start to reduce the frequency of the hair ball remedy doses (Tolly and Mazy get it every other day from April through October). As I cut back on the hair ball gunk I will start adding the coconut oil (I hope). I'm just so tired of putting that nasty gunk in their systems so often, and of course they hate it too (with the exception of Queen Eva, LOL)
And, it might help with Jennie's constipation.
It's supposed to be good for me, too.