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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Ann'sFabFelines Ann'sFabFelines is offline
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Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
I'd strongly advise not squirting anything with mineral oil into a cat's mouth. If they were to accidently aspirate some, it will cause lipoid pneumonia. Chronic use also interferes with nutrient absorption in the intestinal tract, and can result in an inflammatory response as the cat's body attempts to get rid of this petroleum by-product. There are much safer options.
Thank you, sugarcatmom, for the info about the issue with mineral oil. It looks like I will be purchasing some of the Vetbasis hairball gel to use instead of the hairball products containing mineral oil. I think that Pip will tend to take this over other things like pumpkin or slippery elm bark.
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