Hairballkun (cats – 100 g)

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Nutritional supplement to prevent the formation of hairballs (trichobezoars) and promote their elimination.

  • Promotes the elimination of ingested hairs through feces.
    • Lubricates the passage of hair through the digestive tract.
    • Exerts a mechanical effect, trapping the hair and moving it through the digestive tract.
  • Improves the integrity of the epithelial barrier, preventing dehydration and reducing shedding.

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Available: 700 in stock

Ingredients

White mineral oil, Psyllium husk (19.1%), flavoring byproduct (hydrolyzed pork liver and yeast), sunflower oil, and powder cellulose (2.7%).

Nutritional additives

Vitamins: Vitamin E – 4 545 IU/kg, Biotin -91 mg/kg; Trace elements: Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine) – 1 360 mg/kg.

Analytical constituents

Crude protein 5.19%; Crude fibres 2.62%; Crude fat 61.90%; Crude ash 5.15%; Omega 6 fatty acids 4.46%

How do its active ingredients work?

Mineraloilok

Mineral oil

It is an inert substance which is not absorbed, and acts by softening the hairball and provide lubrication to assist in passage through the gut.

Psylliumok

Psyllium husk

It is a source of gel-forming soluble fiber, which has the property of increasing viscosity of the digestive content, slowing gastric emptying. Psyllium husk thus promotes the binding of hair to food particles and thereby increases the transfer of gastric hair into the duodenum and enhances its passage through intestine.

Celluloseok

Cellulose

It is a source of insoluble and non-fermentable fiber, which has the property of delaying gastric emptying. Cellulose thus leads to binding of single strands of hair to food particles so that more hair is transferred into the duodenum. Furthermore, cellulose enhances the intestinal transit rate of digesta, which in turn promotes the excretion of hairs with the feces.

Omega6ok

Omega 6 fatty acids

They are essential fatty acids, which improve skin and coat condition, thus reducing the transepidermal water loss which thereby reduces hair loss and irritation. Consequently, the reduction of hair ingestion if favored.

VitEok

Vitamin E

It is one of the most effective antioxidants for protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids of cell membranes from oxidation. Vitamin E inhibits lipid oxidation by scavenging peroxyl radicals much faster than these radicals can react with fatty acids or proteins from adjacent cell membranes.

Biotinaok

Biotin

It acts as a cofactor of carboxylase synthetase enzymes. This group of enzymes catalyzes the biosynthesis of fatty acids, being this vitamin crucial in the maintenance of the dermal-barrier health.

Znok

Zinc

Highly-bioavailable source of zinc. Numerous reports have linked zinc deficiency to many dermatoses in dogs and cats, since it is needed for wound healing and the replacement of epithelial cells. Moreover, zinc deficiency accelerates the development of clinical signs due to lack of essential fatty acids, because it reduces ∆-6-desaturase enzyme activity. This enzyme is responsible for the synthesis of EPA and DHA from other simpler fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acid). In turn, zinc also acts as an antioxidant, by being a component of Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase.

  • In case of existing hairball* symptoms: The usual clinical signs of hairballs are vomiting, retching and/or coughing. Occasionally, the aggregates of hair cause obstruction of the intestines, which is associated with severe clinical signs as constipation, abdominal pain and anorexia. In this latter case, we recommend a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before the use of this product.
  • Prevention of hairball* formation: The risk of hairball development in cats is increased by longer, thicker coats and by fastidious grooming behavior. For cats that regularly or intermittently suffer from hairballs, preventive treatment is indicated.

*Hairball (trichobezoar) formation in cats is generally considered to arise as a result of the routine activity of grooming where cats ingest varying quantities of hair. Single strands of ingested hair can not be moved by peristalsis, thus become enmeshed in the gastric mucosa, enventually conglomerating into solid masses in either the stomach or intestine.

 

It is not recommended the use of HAIRBALLKUN in case of:

  • Malabsorption syndrome, since Hairballkun may interfere with normal digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Diarrhea or poor fecal quality, as a high amount of fiber can cause irritation in the intestinal lining of the animal.
  • Patients with suspected intestinal obstruction, paralytic ileus or intestinal perforation, which becomes life-threatening and may require surgical intervention.

Daily recommendation to be administered directly into the mouth, to the food (on top) or on the paw to encourage the animal to ingest the product when grooming:

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¿During how much time?

  • In case of existing hairball symptoms: 2 times a day for 5 consecutive days as attack dose. In this case, the stool may appear softer than usual. Then, continue with the indicated maintenance dose according to the risk of hairball formation.
  • Prevention of hairball formation:
    • Low risk (short-haired cats that have access to the outdoors, and are not in the molting season): Once a week as maintenance. The product can be administered chronically without any contraindication.
    • High risk (longhaired cats, that do not have access to the outdoors and that are in the moulting season): 3 times a week as maintenance. The product can be administered chronically without any contraindication.