Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract are very dangerous for cats. In particular, due to constipation, toxins can accumulate in the animal's body, and feces create pressure on the internal organs and thereby disrupt their work. Is it possible to use Microlax for cats to make an enema and get rid of constipation? Is it dangerous for the animal, because the drug is intended for humans? What dosage will be optimal for an adult cat or kitten? You will receive answers to all these questions in our article.
Can I use Microlax for constipation in cats?
Microlax is a drug that has been used successfully for a long time to treat constipation in people. As a rule, it does not cause side effects. This is due to the fact that the drug is not absorbed by the body and is not absorbed by the walls of the intestine, therefore, the effect on metabolic and metabolic processes is practically excluded. That is why some catnipers and veterinarians use this drug instead of such a classic enema drug as liquid paraffin.
This choice of specialists is due to the following reasons:
- Microlax, in contrast to the classic means used for enemas for cats, not only alleviates pain, envelops and lubricates the intestinal wall, but also stimulates the organs of the gastrointestinal tract to work in such a way as to speed up the process of excreting feces from the body.
- The action of the drug occurs much faster than when using petroleum jelly. This is due to its laxative effect.
As you can see, the enema Microlax for cats is absolutely safe and effective. Unfortunately, many experts are not aware of this tool. Its use is not common due to the relatively high cost of the drug.
Dosage and route of administration
Microclysters Microlax are intended for people, therefore you will not find instructions on the dosage of the drug for animals in the instructions. It will be necessary to independently determine the dose of the drug. The dosage of Microlax to a cat depends on the age of the animal, its size and the characteristics of a particular clinical case.:
- If we are talking about an adult animal weighing 3-5 kg, then you need to use a dose intended for children (half a tube).
- The drug can also be used to treat kittens. For newborns, Microlax is not recommended. The weight of the kitten should be 300 grams or more. The dosage is 0.2-0.4 ml. To do this, it is better to use a syringe.
Cats are extremely negative about enemas. This is a lot of stress for the animal. During the procedure, it is important to minimize the effect of this negative factor on the animal. Try to console the cat, talk to her. The support of the owner is very important for the animal!
It is best that 2 people do the enema for the cat. It is very difficult to conduct such a procedure alone: a cat will try to break out and run away, or even bite and scratch.
Actual for many owners is the question: "Is it possible to use Microlax for the treatment of sterilized cats?" Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to this question, since the effect of the drug on cats has not been studied. There is a possibility that artificial attempts caused by the drug can harm a cat that was previously sterilized. Based on these considerations, it is undesirable to give Microlax to a cat after sterilization. However, in any case, the last word remains with the specialist. Only the doctor should decide which remedy to use to treat the cat.