Petroleum jelly for a cat will help to remove wool from the stomach
The owners of cats repeatedly observe how their fluffy purple several times a day lick their fur. This procedure allows cats to get rid of odor, contaminants and dead hairs. As you have already noticed, the tongue of your pet is rough to the touch, since it consists of many small bumps (papillars). With the help of his rough tongue, the cat lickens the hair and, naturally, swallows some of the fallen hairs.
Perhaps, not everyone knows that swallowed wool can cause serious damage to your animal's health. Getting into the stomach, the hairs form in a tight wool lump that does not go out on its own and is not digested. And this can lead to unpleasant consequences. In order to avoid them, you need to help your pet to remove wool from the stomach. The most popular means for this is Vaseline oil. For a cat, it is a real salvation. So, if you notice the restless behavior of your pet, if you find that the cat has constipation, then you need to help the animal. To do this, there is a special petroleum jelly for the cat "Bimin", which can be purchased at a pet store or a veterinary pharmacy. This drug has a laxative effect and promotes the excretion of lumps of wool from the stomach of the animal. It does not contain carcinogenic substances, it consists only of natural components. Before you give Vaseline oil to a cat, read the instructions that came with the drug. It contains information on the dosage of the drug.
If you do not have the opportunity to get into a pet store to buy Bimin oil, then the usual petrolatum oil will do. For a cat this is a very unpleasant procedure. Therefore, you need to arm yourself with special skill.
How to give petroleum jelly to a cat?
For this, take a 3-4 ml syringe without a needle. Plant your pet on your lap, turn it to yourself with your back so that it can not back down. Carefully take the hand by the scruff and pull lightly down. The cat will raise its head and slightly open its mouth. At this point, you need to gently pour into the mouth of the animal petroleum jelly.
Vaseline oil for a cat - not the only means for breeding wool. Now on sale there are many products that help in overcoming this problem. To remove the hair from the stomach, special dry food, pastas and treats are produced. Also with this problem will help cope with the grass for cats. Her seeds can be found in pet stores, then planted in a flower pot and grown. Your cat is happy to eat fresh herbs, which normalizes the work of the stomach and helps to remove the accumulated hair. Also in the pet store you can find already sprouted grass. Unlike street grass, it does not contain helminth eggs and pathogenic bacteria. Also, veterinarians advise a couple of times a month for 3-4 days to lubricate the cat's foot with vaseline oil. This will require quite a bit - a fourth of a teaspoon.