Tomlyn Laxatone is a veterinarian formulated gel that helps eliminate and prevent hairballs with a taste that cats love. Both long and short haired cats shed to some degree all year long. Bathing and brushing helps lower the amount of hair swallowed during self-grooming, but some hair gets into the stomach and cannot be digested - blocking your cat's digestive system. Laxatone is made with white petrolatum, liquid petrolatum, and linoleic acid that coats the swallowed hair and allows it to easily pass through the intestinal tract eliminating hairballs. For best results feed between meals - do not mix with food.