Treating Bloating In Cats
Gas in your cat is a physical condition where your kitten has air in their stomach. This article examines some of the causes of feline gas, one of the most common health problems in cats today.
Aside from the presence of gas that can be caused by indigestion in the stomach, your cat may experience bloating if their stomach is blocked. If your kitty eats more than she can easily digest, she may be bloated.
The main symptoms of bloating are a swollen abdomen, excess gas and bloating. The cat may also burp or let out wind. However, in more severe cases, the cat may vomit, or at least try to. Cats can often collapse or you may find that they are salivating too much. In all these cases, take it to the nearest veterinarian immediately.
Although a diagnosis will help your veterinarian prescribe the exact medication, there are a few things you can do to give your cat some relief. You will find some natural substances that are very helpful in treating this feline health problem. Believe it or not, giving your kitty marshmallows and slippery elms can help. The former strengthens the digestive system, while the latter is known to work wonders against gas and bloating. Another good natural ingredient is licorice as it keeps the intestines healthy and also aids in digestion.
In more extreme cases of gas, a vet can relieve your cat by injecting a needle. However, if the diagnosis reveals something more serious, he may need surgery. Aside from gas and air, bloating can also be caused by tumors or an enlarged kidney and spleen. For this reason, it is very important to see a veterinarian as soon as you notice any signs of gas in your cat, as any delay can make the situation worse. If it is a swollen spleen or a tumor, the veterinarian may have to operate on it and remove the diseased organ if possible.
There are some preventive measures you may want to take. Knowing the right amount of food your cat needs each day will help you prevent them from overeating. Cat owners should also try not to feed the cat too much leftover food.
Treating feline health issues is one of the things that all cat owners should expect. Remember that prevention is better than cure and it might be a good idea to take your cat for regular medical check-ups.
Thanks to Flora Westbrooks