By Heather from Australia
Wirh cats, you can put a dab of Vaseline on their paw or chin. They lick it off and it helps move the hairball out. Don't know if it will work on dogs.
I was also going to mention having her groomed to a short length. For the fur balls I give my cat a teaspoon of cream cheese or sour cream every morning and it has worked wonders for her. I don't see why that wouldn't work for a small dog too.
I've used Petromalt for my cat. I just looked online, and found several sites that say it is okay for dogs, too. It comes in a tube and you squirt it out like toothpaste. It's oily, and helps lubricate and pass those furballs. I put it on the back of a spoon and let my cats lick it off, but you could also put it on the dog's paw and let her clean it off.
I'm giving a link so you can see what it looks like here in the US; I don't know if you'll be able to find the same product with the same packaging in Australia. It can be found in pet stores or in the pet department of superstores.
http://www.amazon.com/Petromalt-Fla ... garden&qid=1299778329&sr=1-1
Hope you find something that works and your doggy is feeling better soon!
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