Digestive problems arise not only in humans, but also in animals, such as cats or dogs. Kittens suffer from this disease much more often than adults. To eliminate the problem, petroleum jelly is often used for kittens. Constipation most often occurs due to a great love for cleanliness: cats lick their coat, and small fibers enter the body, clogging the intestines.
How to Prevent Constipation in Kittens with Vaseline Oil
To avoid emptying the kitten, you need to follow a few simple rules.:
- Systematically comb out the kitten.
- Feed your pet vegetables regularly.
- Give the kitten dairy products at least 3 times a week.
It is also necessary to play with the kitten as often as possible. If the kitten does not move much, then problems with the intestines will be its constant companions. If your kitten has stopped visiting the toilet regularly, it is urgent to start helping him. An effective remedy in this case is liquid paraffin. It gently lubricates the inner surface of the intestine and forms the thinnest film that protects the body from poisoning by decay products. Oil gradually softens the stool and contributes to their output. It is not absorbed into the intestines, but comes out with feces.
Giving a kitten petroleum jelly is necessary only when you are as sure that the kitten is suffering from constipation. Signs of constipation are irregular use of the toilet and lack of emptying for 3-5 days. It will not be superfluous to watch the kitten's stomach for an increase. If during the examination, a seal is felt at the bottom of the intestine, then the likelihood of constipation is very high.
Another clear sign of a kitten’s bowel problem is pain when you use the toilet. If you notice that the kitten meows plaintively and walks around the toilet, then it is possible that he needs help.
The use of petroleum jelly oil for kittens
Treating constipation with liquid paraffin in small kittens is not a difficult task. In time to identify the problem and give the right amount of liquid paraffin - these are the main conditions for treatment.
Naturally, the kitten will not independently petroleum jelly. To do this, you can use a syringe, into which you need to dial the desired dose and give the kitten. This should be done carefully so that the kitten does not choke on oil or spit it back. It is best to pour the oil into the corner of the kitten’s mouth.
After vaseline oil enters the body, the kitten begins to thirst. Therefore, you need to provide your pet access to clean and warm water. Do not be surprised if your kitten drinks more water than usual.
Many furry pet breeders do not know how much petroleum jelly to give a kitten. The amount of the daily dose depends on the weight of the kitten. For 1 kg of live weight, it is recommended to give 1 ml of oil. The average dose that a kitten should receive at a time should not exceed 5 ml.
Vaseline oil begins to act in a few hours. If after a few hours after taking the oil the kitten did not go to the toilet, then repeated delivery is allowed. You need to know that the dose that can be given in one day should not be more than 20 ml.
After the kitten goes to the toilet without any problems, you do not need to stop giving the remedy. It is only necessary to reduce the dose. The day after a successful emptying, it is required to dispense 4 ml of liquid paraffin in two doses. On the second day, you need to reduce the amount of oil by half: 2 ml in two doses.
It is not recommended to depart from the instructions, both to the smaller and the larger side. A small dose of the drug will not cope with the problem, and too frequent intake of oil can contribute to the development of chronic intestinal problems.