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…your dog or cat will defecate much less frequently and may strain to achieve defecation. Diagnosing constipation can ultimately be done by your veterinarian but you can also watch for these common signs of constipation. If you are concerned that your pet is constipated and have noticed a drastic change in bathroom behaviour you may want to visit your vet. Treating episodic constipation is best achieved through the use of an enema but remember…

Cat Swollen Abdomen

…for your cat to have a swollen abdomen, and your vet will need to diagnose just why this has occurred. If your cat is pregnant, as described above, you can discuss with your veterinarian the options you have at that point. If your cat is constipated or has had lodged in the lower intestine, for example, it may very well be that your vet can simply give you cat an enema to take care of the problem. Most importantly, though, if your cat has an…

Cat Liver Failure

…excessive vomiting, your cat will have less chance to develop further metabolic imbalances. Diuretics will help eliminate the excess body fluids. Mannitol is a drug that prevents swelling of the brain and is often given. Lactulose is a medication that slows down the absorption of ammonia from the gastrointestinal tract. This may be given through your cat’s mouth or in an enema. Antibiotics can also be given as an enema. Vitamin K will assist with…

Cat Broken Tails

…surgery. Cats that show more neurological symptoms may or may not fully regain its normal function. Cats that have impaired urinary functions can usually recover, although in some cases the cat may lose the ability to fully empty its bladder, in which case it must be manually expressed on a daily basis. Recovery rate decreases if the injury has influenced the anal sphincter function, and these cats might need special care such as periodic enemas.

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