Although the "glass stomach" is a minor ailment, it always torments the cat, makes it uncomfortable and irritable for a long time, consumes its liveliness and vitality, and makes countless shit shovelers distressed and collapsed. Below GGH shares some ways to regulate the glass stomach of cats, hoping to improve the health of cats.
Common Symptoms of Glassy Stomach
A cat's "glass stomach" is similar to a human's irritable bowel. Slight changes in diet or changing weather seasons may cause vomiting, soft stools, diarrhea and gastroenteritis. In addition, cats have repeated constipation, picky eaters, anorexia and poor appetite. If the symptoms are not improved in time, it will seriously cause dehydration and malnutrition, which will affect the cat's physical and mental health.
Different causes and treatment options of glass stomach
Physiological causes of poor digestion in cats
Cats are carnivorous animals with short esophagus and intestines, and it only takes a few minutes for food to enter the stomach from the mouth. There is no amylase in the mouth of cats, and the stomach is the main digestive organ. The short esophagus and intestine shorten the digestion and absorption time of food, which is in line with the body structure characteristics of cats. In addition, the intestinal flora of cats is monotonous, and the body cannot independently synthesize taurine to digest lipids, which also affects the cat's digestion ability.
conditioning advice: Give cats compound probiotics once a month. Beneficial bacteria for cats include: Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis (antibacterial and anti-inflammatory), Lactobacillus acidophilus (balance intestinal flora), Bifidobacterium lactis (protect intestinal wall), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (reduce allergic reactions ). Cats need to ingest taurine from external food, especially the parents of fur children who feed with raw flesh and blood, must pay attention to the proportion of food containing taurine, or pay attention to the supplement of multi-nutrient tablets. Salmon, sardines, mussels, shrimp, and poultry hearts are all high-quality sources of taurine, and have few bone spurs. They are suitable for feeding to cats after being cooked and cooled.
Dietary causes of poor digestion in cats
single food structure
Although cats are carnivorous animals, in addition to taking in the rich protein and nutrients in the staple food, increasing the types and forms of food will help expand the diet structure and increase the cat's gastrointestinal tolerance.
conditioning advice: Add supplementary food for cats, such as freeze-dried chicken breast, freeze-dried duck, raw meat, canned food, cat grass, dried dragon fruit, durian, blueberry, cabbage, carrot, cruciferous vegetables, etc. Pay attention to feeding small amounts of vegetable and fruit food. If cats eat the same cat food for a long time, not only the palatability will be reduced, but also the single formula ratio will affect the cat’s nutrient absorption. You should change cat food every 1-1.5 years.
food change too fast
Soft stools and vomiting are most likely to occur during the replacement stage of new and old cat food. If the vomiting occurs after eating the new food, and there is a persistent tendency, the new cat food may contain allergens. Other potentially allergenic foods include: beef liver, shark, lamb, dairy products, and turkey.
conditioning advice: Especially for cats with weak spleen and stomach, follow the "seven-day food change method" when changing food, that is, mix the old and new food in proportion, and gradually increase the proportion of new food in seven days. In this way, the cat can adapt to the taste of the new food, and it can also reduce the stimulation of the new food formula, and it is not easy to cause soft stools or anorexia.
irregular eating habits
Some pet owners plan to pour out the cat food for the whole day at one time, and let the cat eat the buffet. It is easy to develop the habit of overeating and picky eating in cats, and it is more likely to lead to obesity problems.
conditioning advice: The habit of regular and quantitative feeding should be established. If the owner is busy, the smart feeder can also be used. When feeding snacks to young cats, you should change the types of snacks. You should not let the cats eat snacks, otherwise it will affect the cats to eat the main food.
infection with parasites
Infection with parasites is also an important reason for repeated glass stomach in cats. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss, abdominal swelling, bloody stools, and lethargy.
conditioning advice: Regularly deworm the cat inside and out. Add enough protein and nutrients to enhance immunity. The owner spends 15-20 minutes a day interacting with the cat, which helps to increase the cat's exercise and sense of security. The living environment of cats should be cleaned and disinfected frequently, and the eating utensils of cats should also be cleaned frequently to reduce the growth of bacteria.
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