Sorry, I almost forgot! The Furminator brush at www.furminator.com
is also a great method to help reduce hairballs. The teeth of the brush cut and thin the hair coat. So while the hair coat looks the same, there is substantially less hair in the coat. Result? ...less hair to be ingested and later turned into a hairball. I also have had some clients have their cats shaved regularly although I suspect some cats may like this and some cats may take great offense to this decision
. Many of my clients rave about the furminator.