To prevent hairballs, short-haired cats need to be brushed every few days. Long-haired cats need to be brushed daily, especially during shedding periods. Using short, light strokes, brush the coat against the direction of hair growth. To smooth the coat, crush in the direction of hair growth.
As an added prevention, Four Paws has developed Miracle Malt. Four Paws Miracle Malt aids in the prevention of hairballs, which occur from the self-grooming of cats and kittens. Miracle Malt is designed to act in two ways to prevent constipation, which can help hairballs to form, and to eliminate any accumulated hair.