Of course, the first your desire must become an urgent visit to the vet. But what if the vet is not available, but to save an animal need? You can provide emergency assistance on their own. Vomiting is relevant only in the first two hours after the poisoning, since then have needed skilled care.
Quickly we must act, if an animal has ingested substances that cause increased blood clotting, arsenic, painkiller. The cause of poisoning may be spoiled food, household chemicals. If you see that the animal increased salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness and tremors, convulsive jerking of the muscles, rapid shallow breathing – take action immediately.
It is better if you act not alone but with a helper. Hold the cat, open her mouth and pour the solution of salt (2-3 teaspoons per Cup of water). Do not lift the animal's head, yet give him to drowned. You can use just water, in large quantities.
Vomiting should not be called cat if it is already pulled out, if she is in a coma, if she swallowed sharp objects, acid or alkali, oil, detergent, solvent.
After the cat threw up, you must reduce the concentration of toxic substances in the digestive tract. It is necessary to unsolder the cat with water and put a cleansing enema. For gastric lavage can give a slightly pink solution of potassium permanganate, strong tea, and for absorption of the poison – activated charcoal.
Don't forget - all your actions are directed first and foremost to provide pet first aid and not to replace treatment by a veterinarian.
Advice 2: How to put an enema cat
What to do if your pet cat a few days can not go to the toilet? In this case, as soon as possible to supply your pet an enema, as constipation can lead to dire consequences to the animal organism.
You will need
- -slightly warm medicinal solution;
- -vegetable oil.
In veterinary practice there are several types of enemas. Enema is the introduction into the colon of the liquid to force a bowel movement, the medicated enema is applied if necessary, administration of small doses of medicine, and a nutrient enema is put if necessary, supply the body through the rectum.
Most often, the cats put a cleansing enema for constipation and intoxication. First of all you need to cook a weak decoction of chamomile or calendula. For this brew teaspoon of raw materials Cup of water and allow to steep for 15 minutes. If at hand is no medicinal plants, an enema can be done and regular boiled water. Remember that water enema should be slightly warm.
Take the syringe, put it in an enamel pot with water and boil. After this, enter the solution into the enema, and her nose brush with vegetable oil.
Put the cat in a tub or in a basin, while softly talking to her. It is desirable that you have someone to help, as the procedure is not pleasant, and the animal will escape.
Then carefully insert the nozzle of the enema into the anus and slowly squeeze the liquid. Be sure to praise the animal and release to ensure that it could empty the intestines.
If you put the cat medicinal or nutritious enema, after the introduction of the solution to be to squeeze the tail of the pet to the anus and keep the cat in her arms for 10-15 minutes to ensure that the contents of the enema is absorbed into the intestines.
If your animal is ill, you should not self-medicate. Banal constipation may be hiding a dangerous disease, so if any health problems, it is necessary to refer the animal for inspection to the veterinary specialist!