Jasmine Opines on Vaseline for Hairballs

Hello All, Jasmine here,
Siamese cat dipping into Vaseline jarI want to talk about something the humans do that I find disgusting, frightening and horrible. It’s when they bring out a squeeze tube, squeeze some brown, sticky substance from it and then attempt to make us eat it.

None of the Tribe of Five can stand it and although we are not fond of hairballs, we’d rather hack up a hairball than go through this trauma. The female human insists that it says on the tube that all she has to do is stick the brown goop on our paws and we’ll lick it off. Well, file that under “F” for fat chance! We can’t stand the smell or the goo and we run downstairs and hide under the big sofa until the humans give up.

Fortunately, the female human is very big on the concept of keeping The Tribe of Five in an environment that is fear free. Take it from me, the torture of the dark sticky stuff is far from “fear free”.

This led the female human to do some research about Vaseline  (petroleum jelly). Evidently it’s okay for felines to take for hair balls and wonder of wonder,  I love it! I especially like the fact that I can dip my paw into the jar and administer it myself. You can watch my instructional video for felines and humans here.

The Tribe of Five gives the Vaseline method a two “paws up” and, if your human is torturing you with the dark, nasty sticky stuff. just wander over to the nearest open jar of petroleum jelly, dab your paw inside and let them know you can take care of your own hairball issues! Now the female human insists that I tell you she is not a veterinary professional, nor is Vaseline preferred over a hairball remedy but, when you have a feline like me with a complete aversion to the brown gooey stuff, it might be worth a try.
Your friend,


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