4.00 rating based on 13 reviews
Not a bad purchase
My cat likes the Petromalt better than other brands I have tried. She willingly licks it off my finger but it has not stopped her throwing up. There are no large hairballs in the vomitus. I am still searching for a cure for this annoying condition.
This used to be a great product. It was the only hairball remedy that didn't have a lot of junk in it. Now they've changed it, corn syrup which was not in it before, is now the first ingredient.
My cat will not eat any other brand of hair ball preventive. I tried! She balked! The only problem with this is she would love to eat the whole tube!
Helps with hairballs
by Sis's Mom
from Cary NC01/17/2012
My kitties loved this so much they thought of it as a treat. I have noticed that the newer, plastic tubes contain a product that is less sticky and more runny which doesn't work as well for my kitties as they prefer to lick it off my finger. It does help with hairballs, my black and white kitty had cottony hair and he washed a lot so this was helpful in reducing hairballs.
Be aware this formula has changed and now has corn syrup as the first ingredient (It's a cheap filler). A lot of cats are allergic to corn.
they love it
My cats both love the malt flavor and it works. Enough said!
Petromalt the absolute best
All my cats will eat this product. No reluctance at all. I was completely amazed. Of course, this product works wonderfully.
from Lake Tahoe09/11/2013
Although my cat is eating this product, I do not think it is good for her. If I had found the petroleum free product on this web site, I would have ordered that instead. Would you eat petroleum?
changed the formula - Dang!
I have used Petromalt forever, it seems. Now they have changed the formula and not for the better! The old Petromalt had mineral oil (44%) as the first ingredient. Now the first ingredient is corn syrup. Not only is corn syrup wrecking our foods, now the animal products, too. The new one is runny, hard to use and the cats don't like it.
Bring back the old formula.
from Los Angeles, CA07/11/2012
This stuff works great, but they changed their formula so it melts much quicker and is gooey which my cats don't like so rather than them licking it off my finger I now have to spread it on their tongues. Works but the old formula is preferred by both owner and cats.
New Formula - NOT HAPPY!
Why was the formula changed? My cats used to love licking this product right from the tube, now I have to force them to take it! It is so runny and they don't like the plastic tub. They no longer run to me when I show them the tub!! How sad :( Please bring back the old formula and packaging!
This product is a life saver for my long haired cat. He eagerly waits on Mon and Thu for his "treat" of the malt flavor paste. Since I began using it, there have been no more occurances of throwing up those dreaded hairballs.
from Chico, CA10/29/2012
The main reason I buy this brand is that it doesn't contain Sodium Benzoate. I like to stay aware from that preservative. I have a special-needs kitty that has problems with constipation and using Petromalt occasionally helps somewhat with that condition. It also is good for fur during the shedding season for my other cat.
from Phila., PA07/23/2014
Great product. My cats love the taste. Larger tube is economical to buy.
seems to work
from St Louis, Mo03/06/2014
My cat likes this product and it seems to relieve or prevent hairballs. I just put some on my finger and she licks it off. I use it 2 - 3 times a week. She is long-haired so it is very helpful.