It is Hairball lipstick to treat and prevents hairballs without a mess. It is a tasty malt flavor which eliminates hairballs without a fuss. You can let your cat lick the hairball directly from the stick and apply to front paws or you can also let your pet lick if off your finger. This is a flavored natural Malt, safe for use with cats and kittens age six weeks or older. Try it and see, it helps your cat to be less messy.