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USE OF SENNA IN ANIMALS (CATS)
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    conditca1.cox.net is offline New Member
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    Default USE OF SENNA IN ANIMALS (CATS)

    IS SENNA SAFE FOR A CONSTIPATED CAT AT INFANTS DOSAGES

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    3rdsista is offline New Member
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    I cannot tell you about the use of SENNA in animals,
    but I can tell you this.

    My children were always amused whenever I dosed my
    dogs with castor oil same as I did them.

    From my observations and experience I have found that
    most times an animal will find some green plants from
    outside to munch on when they have a problem.

    A cat would probably find something like catnip however,
    when we have domesticated our animals too much, they lose
    the ability to know what to do when they are not feeling well.

    My dogs never seemed to suffer from the castor oil, however,
    most times they were outside so I had no problem with cleaning
    up after them which is what you would most certainly have to do
    if you do give the SENNA to your cat!

    Good Luck! And may your cat be healthy!

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    www.a1-natural-health-and-beauty.com


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    Can someone please enligthen me about using laxatives for animals,originally prescribed for humans.. My cat is in distress and I quickly want to find a solution apart from Lactulose which dont work on him.

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    Default Thank you

    Thank you,
    I will try castor oil definetly.Hope it works.

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    I've yet to find a definitive veterinary reference, but many sources advise against dosing cats with castor oil (e.g. ASPCA, and I've seen other places give more dire warnings of poisoning). Never assume that what works for humans is good for animals, particularly cats, as they lack several important metabolic pathways for clearing the system of toxins.

    When Lactulose or Laxose aren't doing the job for our eldest cat, our vet recommends liquid paraffin for short term use in acute cases (UK term - not the same as kerosene/paraffin fuel oil, or paraffin wax - check locally). You might also consider a low-residue diet to help reduce the build-up.

    In any case, try to get a diagnosis of any underlying cause of the constipation, as there might be something more serious going on. One condition (as our cat has) is an IBD called lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis (or the similar enterocolitis) which tends to flare up when stressed, and requires a short course of steroids to fix. Our poor chap had had this for years before one vet diagnosed it with a biopsy.
    Last edited by ddcmod; 06-27-2013 at 09:10 PM.

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