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Product Info
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Product Info
What is Laxatone?

Laxatone is a tuna flavored lubricant used for the elimination and prevention of hairballs.



  • Helps prevent hair from clogging the digestive system, which reduces vomiting and hairballs
  • Great tasting gel available in original and tuna flavors
  • Veterinarian recommended
  • No reported side effects
How it Works:

White petrolatum and light mineral oil are lubricants that coat swallowed hair allowing for easy elimination.



Brand Name:

Laxatone (Vetoquinol)

Active Ingredient(s):

White Petrolatum USP, Light Mineral Oil NF, Corn Syrup, Malt Syrup, Soybean Oil, Cane Molasses, Water.

What is this product used for:

Laxatone is a lubricant used for the elimination and prevention of hairballs in cats.


Laxatone is a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How this product should be used:

Place a small amount of product on animal's nose to stimulate taste interest. The recommended dose in cats is 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful for 2 to 3 days, then 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoonful 2 to 3 times a week.

What are the side effects:

There are no reported side effects.

What special precautions are there:

This product is for animal use only.

In the event of overdose:

Not applicable.

How should I store this product:

Store in a cool place. Keep out of the reach of children.

How to Use
  • Laxatone is a tasty lubricant used for the elimination and prevention of hairballs in cats.
  • Laxatone comes in original and tuna flavors.
  • Laxatone is for animal use only.

Place a small amount of Laxatone on the cat's nose to stimulate taste interest.

All weights
Give 1/2-1 teaspoonful by mouth daily for 2-3 days, then 1/4-1/2 teaspoonful by mouth 2 to 3 times a week
Do not use!
Do not use!

Store this product in a cool place.

Laxatone Original and Tuna Flavor:
Active Ingredients
White Petrolatum USP
Cane Molasses
Light Mineral Oil NF
Corn Syrup
Gelatin By-Products
Malt Syrup
Sodium Benzoate (preservative)
Soybean Oil
Natural and Artificial Flavors
Laxatone contains 25 kCal per 6 gram serving.
Customer Reviews
Laxatone is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She loves the Tuna flavor! Brought it for Cleopatra because she coughs a lot, no vomiting but I believe it was hairballs. I now give it to her every 3 days and no coughing any more.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simba and izzy love the flavor & no hbs the cats love the flavor and next-2-no hbs thanks again petsmed
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Molasses and Corn Syrup I have a very long haired cat. I have had products like this before and thought I would try this one. Even though it is TUNA flavored is is made to stick with molasses and corn syrup. She wont touch it. I put some on her foot thinking that she wasn't giving it a fair chance. She is not happy with me. I guess she doesn't have a sweet tooth.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awesome My cat "Kitty" (yeah that's what we named him after getting him from my brother didnt do a great job naming him and he wasn't suppose to stay very long- it's been 2 years and my brother is not getting him back) had been throwing up a ton and the vet gave him Laxatone. At first he ate it when I put little bits on his cat treats but then suddenly refused to eat it. I read on the tube that you can put it on their nose or paw and I opted for his nose (I was afraid he'd get it on the couches or carpet if I put it on his paw). He always gives me the nastiest look when I wipe it on but he has no choice but to lick it off. Have had some funny moments when he jerks his head away as I'm putting it on (on his eye, eyebrow, forehead) and sometimes his nose will be a little crusty from the stuff but I just wipe it with a wet paper towel. I've noticed if I forget to give it to him every 2 days he throws up everywhere and I feel so bad for him. It's not a hairball issue and he usually throws up right after he's eaten. Not really sure what is going on with him but Laxatone has really helped.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT I have been using Laxatone for 13 years now. My tortie Chloe is medium hair and this product greatly reduces hairballs. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great supplement! Gracie's appetite has improved 100% thanks to Laxatone. I'm sure that she feels better, too.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelieveable Have an extremely finicky long haired cat -- throwing up all the time from hair balls. Ordered Laxatone and she loves it -- licks it off my finger -- since taking it no more throw up, just a little cough sometimes and then she just passes hair balls in her stools. So much nicer -- definitely recommend this for long haired cats!
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works for dogs too Our Akita was stolen and was badly abused. She made it home after 4 nights missing. She was hit at the base of her tail and cannot curl it. She screamed when trying to eliminate, hurt so badly. Our Vet gave us laxatone to help keep things "greased". She does much better after giving this to her - 2 times daily. After home 7 weeks can curl tail abit, but not the way it was. Hopefully with more time she will be able to. If your pet has trouble with elimination, try this.
Date published: 2015-03-03
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do you have laxative for dogs?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there, unfortunately we do not at this time
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-10-05

Where is this product made?

Asked by: Anonymous
Look in the ad under Q & A
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-09-15

How old should a kitten be before administering laxatone for hair balls?

Asked by: Anonymous
Ask your vet if you call and ask this question they most likely will answer it for you.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-09-15

my cat has lost her voice instead of meowing she makes a squeaky sound he had been throwing up hair balls a week ago

Asked by: Anonymous
Take her to the Veterinarian she may have strained her throat, ok Pronto
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-09-15


can you mix in food
Asked by: Anonymous
I would think so if they will eat it, Yes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-09-15

Is Laxatone effective by adding to your cat's food? I have trouble giving orally through a syringe

Asked by: Anonymous
Read my review under Sleepersteve
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-02-14

Is it safe to ship Laxatone in the mail to a hot environment?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes I live in the desert in Palm Springs CA. where the temp gets to 125 degrees and it arrives a little runny but not hurt in any way just let it adjust to room temperature, it will be fine.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-09-04

Which is more effective: this or hairball plus?

I have a Maine Coon mix who tends to throw up a lot in the spring. He's also on the heavy side (currently on Prescription Diet for weight loss) and over 10 years old. Which is the better option for his needs?
Asked by: Anonymous
Whatever brand you chose to use, just make sure it has white petrolatum jelly as the first ingredient.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2014-10-26
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