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Mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland) develops more often in latently infected cats suffering from excessive colostrum, which, accumulating in the mammary glands, undergoes bacterial decomposition. Mastitis can also be caused simply by a bacterial infection after mechanical damage to the mammary gland (sometimes, for example, it happens that kittens damage the nipples with their claws during sucking), as well as be a consequence of endometritis. Sometimes mastitis is observed with false pregnancy or early weaning of kittens.

Symptoms: fever, swelling and redness, as well as breast compaction. Touching them is painful for a cat. In severe cases, abscesses form in the breast tissue. The general condition is oppressed.

First aid Gently massage the gland, lubricating it with olive oil in half with camphor oil or antiseptic phytoelite ointment. Try to express milk by massaging the diseased gland with your fingers in the direction from the periphery to the nipple. Try to soften the most densified areas. Do not apply kittens to this nipple until they recover completely. Continue the massage until the effect is achieved, while do not take the kittens away from their mother so that they actively suck healthy nipples. Show the cat to the veterinarian who will prescribe the appropriate treatment for her (see
Endometritis). In this case, it is advisable for kittens to give a vet 1.1, lactobifid or bactoneotim.

Treatment. Of the new therapeutic approaches, darsonvalization has proven effective. processing by pulses of a sinusoidal current of high frequency, high voltage and low power (U.S. Khripchenko, 2001).

Prevention Thorough care of the condition of the mammary glands and nipples. In order to avoid injuries while feeding the kittens, it is recommended to trim the claws of the claws of the ten-day-old kittens with scissors.

Homeopathic treatment

The main drug for mastitis is lahezis compositum. It is used for all types of this disease. The drug is administered subcutaneously 1-2 times after 24-72 hours in acute course and 2-3 times in chronic.

With hardening of the mammary glands and / or severe pain, the drug belladonna-homaccord is added.

In acute cases, at the very beginning of the development of mastitis (serous mastitis), you can do with one injection of the drug traumeel.

Phytotherapy. It is useful to use a decoction of sage, clover and linden, a decoction of dill, fennel, anise in half with sweetened (glucose, honey) milk during lambing and after feeding the kittens, for 7 days (give chilled, to reduce the uterus). Phytoelite ointment is antiseptic.
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