What to expect after cat enema
The following symptoms should be expected after a cat enema:
Minor discomfort in the lower abdomen.
A temporary sense of fullness.
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Additional notes about cat enema
Caution should be used when administering cat enema to a cat that is not yet acclimated to the procedure.
Cat enema should never be administered to a cat that is vomiting or has a fever.
Because enema catheters are very small, they can be easily dislodged, which can be painful and dangerous. The cat should be kept in a quiet place and allowed to relax for a few hours after the procedure.
Cat enema should be performed by a veterinarian or veterinary technician.
Before cat enema, certain tests should be performed to ensure that the cat is an appropriate candidate for the procedure. The cat should be in good health and be eating and drinking normally.
Preventing cat enema
The following tips can help to prevent cat enema:
Keeping the cat clean and dry.
Updating the cat’s over-the-counter medications.
Preventing the cat from using the litter box.
Handling the cat as little as possible to prevent trauma.
Cat enema and anesthesia
Cat enema is not recommended as a first form of anesthesia for cats. It is better to wait until the cat is fully awake and responsive before administering anesthesia.
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