Many owners are mistaken in thinking that pets can be treated with the same human medicines. Some owners suspect that it is impossible to give aspirin to a sick cat, but do not want to go to a veterinary pharmacy or save. Remember that aspirin is contraindicated in a cat; it can do much harm to him.
ABOUT TOXICITY OF ASPIRINE
Not all owners know, but aspirin is especially toxic for cats. If you give it to a dog of any size, then it will transfer this toxin much better than a cat. A kitten can be especially affected by aspirin. In case of an overdose, a fatal outcome or severe poisoning is possible.
Aspirin has such a property that when a person takes it or the owner gives it to a cat, the medicine will remain in the blood for a long time. After 2 days, the owner thinks that there is no trace of aspirin in the animal’s body, and 50% of the dose will circulate through the circulatory system.
The veterinarian may prescribe an aspirin to the cat. This will be a very small dose and it can be given no more often than once in 2 or 3 days. Experts warn that you yourself will not calculate the right dose for your pet. Therefore, give aspirin only after the doctor has prescribed it to the cat and strictly at that dose.
Self-medication is harmful for both animals and humans. It seems to the owner that he is right in providing first aid for the disease, but this can result in intoxication of the body and the animal will suffer. When we are sick, we go to see a therapist or family doctor, and the sick pet must be carried to the veterinarian to diagnose the disease.
What can you do if your cat has been poisoned with aspirin?
It happens that the owner himself gives the cat aspirin, and then looks in the veterinary blog, on the forum, reads the article and understands – did stupidity, because the cat is not suitable for aspirin. How should he act? It is necessary to open the mouth of the cat, click on the root of the tongue and provoke active vomiting in the pet.
Prepare a 1: 4 saline solution. Gently pour it with a small enema or using a teaspoon into the mouth of the pet. If there is no salt at hand, simple boiled water is also suitable. Do not throw the cat’s head high so that it does not accidentally choke, does not choke on the liquid.
The cat, out of curiosity, can climb into the locker herself, choose rustling pills and gnaw them. In this case, you do not know exactly how much the pet has got into the body. Rinse your stomach thoroughly and can be 2 times. There will be no great harm from vomiting. Feed the cat later, you can reward him with a treat for good behavior.
Do not forget that your pet is a predator and does not like drinking water with salt, which means that he can bite you. If you have thin rubber gloves on hand, wear them. Weak but protective.
Most people perceive cats as family members – it is someone like 2 or 3 children. Everyone pampers him, has increased attention and is very worried when the pet is sick.
Adults know that a child or a cat can get to medicines and therefore hide the first-aid kit in the form of a cardboard box or box, a special one higher. Everything happens in life. You can forget it on the table after you give the medicine to the child and the cat gets to aspirin.
Be always careful when taking some medicine from the first-aid kit. Do not be lazy, double-check whether they hid it securely back and do not forget the medicines on the table. If the pet accidentally ate aspirin, immediately induce vomiting, holding and pressing the root of the tongue with your finger. Then it is advisable to rinse the stomach with saline or at least boiled water and it will be in order.