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can I give my cat vegetable oil to help him clear out a hairball

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Lori replied 9 years ago.

Vegetable oil will give him diarrhea. You can put some vaseline (petroleum jelly) on one of his front feet for him to lick off. That is the suggested "home remedy" for hairballs. Oils would be utilized for constipation.

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