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Constipation

…vet. Treating episodic constipation is best achieved through the use of an enema but remember that your pet is not going to be too keen on this type of treatment and so you should not try to do it yourself. If you attempt to administer an enema to your pet on your own be aware that this treatment may cause your pet to bite or scratch and messes are common. If an enema is not effective, some veterinarians will recommend a short course on a…

Dog Liver Failure

…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 dog’s mouth or in an enema. Antibiotics can also be given as an enema. Vitamin K will assist with coagulation of the blood and prevent hemorrhage.Home Care Be sure to administer all of the medications that your vet has ordered. Adjust your dog’s diet as directed by your…

Dog Constipation

…dog and medical attention should be sought as soon as possible.Signs and Symptoms If your dog is experiencing constipation, it can generally be easily fixed by applying a simple laxative to their food or administering an enema using an appropriate sized suppository. If this condition is left untreated, severe complications could arise that can even result in death. Luckily, by exercising your dog daily and ensuring they consume a balanced ,…

Cat Swollen Abdomen

…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 intestinal blockage that has occurred because of a tumor, intestinal adhesion, hernia, or structure, surgery is going to be needed. It is imperative…

Cat Liver Failure

…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 coagulation of the blood and prevent hemorrhage.Home Care Be sure to administer all of the medications that your vet has ordered. Adjust your cat’s diet as directed by your…

Cat Broken Tails

…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. If the tail is paralyzed, amputation is sometimes recommended to avoid further nerve injuries via excessive dragging. Amputation of the tail does not influence the mobility of the cat, and will not hinder its daily…

Canine Infectious Hepatitis

Signs and Symptoms Canine Infectious Hepatitis is an extremely contagious viral disease found in the liver of dogs. This disease can cause severe cell damage. Canine infectious hepatitis is caused by CAV-1, or more commonly known as canine adenovirus type-1. Canine adenovirus type-1 can also create disease in animals such as wolves, bears, and even coyotes. It is also known to cause encephalitis in animals, such as foxes. Humans cannot contract…

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