Camphor oil for cats has an antiseptic and locally irritating effect. It eliminates pain and relieves inflammation. The drug has a bacteriostatic effect aimed at combating strepto, pneumo, tetra and staphylococci.
Oil is applied to the skin. After application, a short-term cold is felt on the skin surface, which is subsequently replaced by a sensation. This phenomenon occurs due to irritation of special receptors. When applied, the oil acts locally, contributing to the appearance of hyperemia of the skin. Along with this, the sensitivity of the nerve plexuses decreases, the feeling of pain becomes dull.
Oil easily penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, mucous membranes. During its resorption, pulmonary functionality and the functioning of blood vessels and heart muscle are activated. Camphor oil for cats is prescribed by veterinarians for the following diseases in animals:
- skin diseases;
- rheumatic inflammation of the muscle structure of the body;
Animal skin is coated with camphor oil to protect them from mosquitoes, gadflies, flies and other blood-sucking insects.
In medicine, small concentrations of camphor diluted in vegetable oil are used.
The tool exhibits antiflogistic, disinfecting properties, and also warms the affected area.
Camphor oil for cats is used to eliminate mastitis and some ear diseases. When instilled in the ear of a cat, camphor oil stops the inflammatory process, reduces pain, eliminates swelling of the tissues. Herbal remedy blocks the growth of bacterial flora, actively constricts blood vessels. The use of oil solution for the treatment of cat ears implies compliance with certain rules. If neglected, serious side effects may occur.
Before giving camphor oil to cats or dripping kittens in the ears, it must be preheated. Many experts do not recommend the use of camphor solution for the treatment of ear diseases in cats, some veterinarians prescribe camphor oil, but do not drip it, but put cotton wool moistened with the preparation in the affected ear.
The oil, getting into the ear, penetrates deep into the skin, enhances blood flow, thereby providing an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Camphor oil is very popular in veterinary medicine for treating mastitis in cats. This disease can occur in an animal for various reasons.:
- postpartum complications;
- stagnation of milk in the glands;
- bacterial processes in the glands.
Camphor oil is mainly used for self-medication at home. But it should be remembered that mastitis can be the initial stage of a more serious disease, so a visit to the veterinarian should be in first place.
When mastitis in a cat, camphor oil should be used only in combination with other drugs that a specialist will prescribe. Camphor oil is rubbed into the inflamed area with light movements, gradually heading towards the nipple. Massage about 10 minutes. The agent during this time is completely absorbed and begins its medicinal effect. The course of treatment is from 10 days. Oil therapy is canceled if mastitis disappears earlier. With a purulent form of the disease, massage is prohibited.
During the treatment of the cat for mastitis with camphor oil, it is necessary to ensure that the kittens do not drink her milk.
Camphor oil effectively treats otitis media in children, so many breeders use the same method to eliminate problems with ears in their own cats.