This malt paste is a delicious treat that helps to prevent hairballs forming. Cats swallow hair every time they groom themselves and this tasty paste aids the natural expulsion of hair and hairballs.Trixie Malt Paste is a delicious cat treat that helps to regulate the digestive system and keep it working well. The tasty malt snack comes in a handy tube for easy dosage and storage. It promotes a healthy digestive tract and helps to reduce the formation of harmful hairballs. Cats are very fastidious and grooom themselves everyday. They swallow hair every time they do so and this can cause digestive issues and blockages. The problem increases during the moulting season in spring and autumn and if you have a long haired cat. Your cat's rough tongue help to remove loose hair, however this means that they also swallow the indigestible hair which then forms clumps in the stomach. If these hairballs are not expelled they can cause real problems. Trixie Malt Paste contains malt extract as well as oils and fats, all of which help to prevent hairballs from forming. The paste covers each swallowed hair with a thin film so that is expelled naturally before it turns into clump and forms an obstruction.