Homer is a long haired cat that cleans himself regularly. I live in a warm climate, and he sheds a lot. I think that's why Homey has so much problem with cat hairballs (usually vomiting them up, but sometimes he becomes constipated - my vet said it's because the hair gets trapped in his digestive tract). I've tried various treatments for hairballs in cats, but I don't like using them because they are petroleum based and messy. I prefer a more natural approach. I found you product Lax-Eze. It seemed to work immediately. The really neat part is that shedding is no longer the problem it once was, and he has never had such a shiny coat.