You will need
- mineral oil, a syringe without a needle, a small enema
Mineral oil is a very good weak cats, because it affects not only the intestinal wall, causing contractions, but also softens the stool. So if your pet goes to the toilet for several days, is lethargic, or sleepy look, and his abdomen is swollen or just slightly increased, it is better to use mineral oil. Calculate the dose with the veterinarian, since it can determine exactly the needs medication for your particular case and the correct dose for the weight of the cat. This task can be handled independently. For cats weighing about 5 kg 4-5 cubes of butter. If you are afraid, you can start with a smaller amount and focus on results. No harm mineral oil will not bring, because it is not absorbed into the intestinal wall, and has only a local effect.
Give mineral oil should be in the morning. This is best done on an empty stomach, because after a meal your cat from this procedure may throw up. Single dose of 4-5 blocks, depending on the weight of the animal. Dial the oil in a syringe without a needle, slowly and very carefully pour the cat in the mouth. It is important to try to do it this way, not to get into language. Better pour the medicine little sideways to it immediately flowed into his throat. During the procedure the cat in any case should not lie. If by the evening the cat goes to the toilet, give him the drug again. As a rule, even with severe constipation, double dose is sufficient. If after that bowel movement will not occur the next day again repeat all manipulations.
In severe constipation, mineral oil can be given in the form of an enema. In the normal or veterinary pharmacy buy the smallest enema. Of course, for the cat it will still be too big, but because the contact is short, a couple of times can bear. A lot of oil through an enema do not fill to the required effect was achieved, it is a really small amount of medicines.
If, despite all your manipulations, and the animal didn't poop for 5-7 days, consult a veterinarian. Perhaps in the digestive tract was hit by a foreign object, which causes constipation.
If you feed your pet natural food, constipation can happen more often so the mineral oil can be added to food in the as a preventive measure once a week.
Advice 2 : How to give mineral oil to kitten
Constipation is a tricky thing that affects not only humans but also Pets. And if the person to alleviate their condition, and another can eat vegetables, sauerkraut or prunes, in the cat all of these products are even forced to push impossible. Veterinarians in such cases, prescribed paraffin oil. But how to give it to a kitten?
You will need
- a syringe without a needle;
- - Libra.
Take a break in the diet for as long as the animal does not go to the toilet. If constipation continues not the first day, the kitten must be kept on a starvation diet. It so happens that cats themselves cease to have or lose much appetite, but some absorb food with the same zest as in a healthy condition. Remember that waste does not happen. Everything that the animal eats must come out, and yet the intestine is not able to purify yourself, to aggravate the situation not worth it. Milk or water in the bowl should be mandatory.
Calculate dose of medication. The minimum amount of paraffin oil for a single serving – 0.2 cube 100 grams of weight. To measure easier, use a syringe without a needle. One division of the syringe to 2 CC's will approximately match the rate of 100 grams kitten. Prepare to be that animal without enthusiasm perceive the procedure for "feeding" of paraffin oil. The necessary dose can be divided into several stages.
The best way to feed the kitten a medication to take in hand and a quick firm motion to inject it directly into the mouth from a syringe. However, mineral oil is not water, so swallowed a cat immediately. Keep in mind that if you give a large amount at one time, you need to give the animal a chance to swallow it. Keep the kitten began to choke or drown. After everything is done, rinse the syringe and hands and wait for two hours. Medication for strong constipation must be repeated until then, until the kitten goes to the toilet.
If the kitten is quite heavy and you have calculated that you need to give him a lot of oil, don't overdo it. 5 more cubes is not recommended to give even adult males. Better pour more often but in small portions.
Mineral oil does not have a clearly pronounced taste and smell, so you can try to smear the face or paw of a kitten, he began to lick. This procedure is less traumatic for the cat's psyche and for the owner is much faster and easier.