Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Gastrointestinal Hairball is designed to aid in the management of recurrent hairball formation, as well as other conditions requiring an increased dietary fibre content.
Hairballs are a common occurrence in cats, fur is swallowed during the grooming process due to the barbs on your cat’s tongue. Usually this hair will pass through the digestive tract in the faeces, however when large clumps develop they may be regurgitated as a hairball.
Causes of hairballs in cats:
- Increased hair shedding, eg. during springtime
- Skin problems resulting in increased grooming and hair shedding
- Digestive tract issues
- Overgrooming due to stress or anxiety
Management of hairballs in cats involves firstly addressing any underlying causes if possible, such as through brushing the coat during periods of increased shedding, treating any digestive tract problems or skin conditions and reducing stress. In addition, feeding a diet enriched with a blend of specific fibres can help to move any ingested hair through the digestive tract to reduce hairball formation.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Gastrointestinal hairball is precisely formulated to help eliminate ingested hair and control hairball formation. It’s unique hairball complex is clinically proven to increase the amount of hair which successfully moves through the digestive tract into the faeces when compared to normal cat food and classical hairball diets.
- Highly digestible formula with balanced fibres, including prebiotics to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal transit
- Moderate calorie content to help maintain an ideal weight
- Suitable for long term feeding if required
Contains specific blend of fibres (including psyllium) helps eliminate ingested hair and control hairball formation
Composition: Dehydrated poultry protein, wheat gluten*, rice, vegetable fibres, maize, animal fats, hydrolysed poultry liver, wheat, maize gluten, minerals, beet pulp, soya oil, yeasts products, fish oil, psyllium husks and seeds (0.5%), fructo-oligosaccharides (0.48%),hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides) (0.19%), borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein).
Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Vitamin A: 30500 IU, Vitamin D3: 800 IU, Iron (3b103): 38 mg, Iodine (3b201, 3b202): 3.8 mg, Copper (3b405, 3b406): 12 mg, Manganese (3b502, 3b504): 50 mg, Zinc (3b603, 3b605, 3b606): 138 mg, Selenium (3b801, 3b811, 3b812): 0.06 mg – Technological additives: Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin: 10 g – Preservatives – Antioxidants.
Analytical constituants: Protein: 36.0% – Fat content: 14.0% – Crude ash: 9.2% – Crude fibres: 7.4% – EPA/DHA: 0.32%.
For RSA: Guaranteed analysis g/kg: Crude protein (min) 340 – Moisture (max) 70 – Crude fat (min) 120 – Crude fibre (max) 84 – Crude ash (max) 101.
*L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high digestibility.
Feeding instruction: see table. Water should be available at all times. Batch number, factory registration number and best before date: see information on packaging. To be stored in a cool, dry place.