Table of contents:
- What is gastritis
- Symptoms: how to recognize it
- Causes: what are they
- Care: how to improve the health of cats with gastritis?
2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
We have the cat with gastritis? How do we notice it? Dear owner, do not panic: there are many symptoms that can help us understand its presence. Here are some useful tips to prevent the possible causes that develop gastritis and its cure to improve the health of the cat.
What is gastritis
There gastritis it is a very common and also very annoying disease, both in humans and in animals: it consists of an inflammation of the stomach mucosa that causes health ailments and discomforts, but also to the temperament of the subject / animal it strikes.
Let's talk specifically about the cat with gastritis. There are two types of this disease that can occur: the milder but longer-lasting form, ie the chronic one; the most intense but sudden form, that is, the acute one.
Symptoms: how to recognize it
What are the symptoms that allow us to recognize the presence of gastritis in cats? Any good owner should pay attention to many attitudes assumed by his cat at any time of the day. It is only by observing him closely and following him closely that you can help improve his health and well-being.
The first symptom, perhaps even the most common, which gastritis presumes is the He retched: this can depend on various aspects, such as a wrong diet that leads the cat to poor or poor digestion of the food ingested.
Vomiting often presents a yellowish color, a foamy consistency: in the worst stages the presence of blood can occur. If our cat vomits very often and repeatedly, we must immediately be alarmed and call the vet.
The second symptom is the diarrhea: soft or completely liquid stools, of a different color than usual and with the presence of blood mixed with mucus, they are also attributable to a bad diet. All of this implies stomach problems.
Other elements: stomach noises strange and assiduous, one sudden weight loss clearly due to improper digestion, a much more unfriendly temperament, aggressive and suffering.
We do not forget to check the color of our friend's fur: it must always be bright, dense and not sparse or less bright than usual. Regarding the cat's fur, there is also a consideration: when the friend vomits, we always check if there are hairballs or not. This could be a hint that something is wrong.
Causes: what are they
First of all, an aspect of primary importance must be considered: cats, as well as humans, can basically be intolerant to some food contained in the food. Everything must therefore be linked to what you eat: the main cause of gastritis is a bad diet.
If any of the symptoms listed above arise, we could assume that a consequence of intolerance or allergy may be the development of gastritis. In addition to this, there may also be some sort of poisoning or intoxication caused by foods that are not suitable for your particular organism.
Care: how to improve the health of cats with gastritis?
First thing to do if you have any of the symptoms listed above, if they occur frequently: call the veterinarian, he will surely know what to do.
It is likely that he will first recommend that you have various tests, such as a stool check or blood test, to understand the source of the problem. After that, a possible solution that would alleviate all symptoms is to change your diet and follow a different diet: make sure that the cat eats good quality foods that are suitable for his body.
The problem is one: often our friend suffering from gastritis, after days of vomiting or having continuous diarrhea, will not be very inclined to go back to eating regularly, much less predisposed to taste new foods.
How do we resolve the situation? How do we make him ingest the new foods that would improve his gastritis condition? Always in accordance with the advice of the veterinarian, in the case of chronic gastritis, it will be necessary stimulate it with more 'delicious' foods than usual, offering him something he really likes: only then can he go back to eating as he should.
In the case of acute gastritis, however, it is necessary to pay close attention to the diet prescribed by the veterinarian: even if our friend will not be particularly happy, there is the possibility that he does not appreciate the foods offered, whether they are moist or kibble. What do we do then? However, we must strive to make him ingest all this: it is for his own good.
If we really care about the health of the cat, it is important that we pay attention to all these small precautions that are functional to its recovery, or in any case to its widespread and prolonged state of well-being. Gastritis is difficult to cure and completely disappear: you can only try to manage it with better nutrition.
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