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Folding of the Intestines

Treatment

 

Immediate and aggressive intravenous fluid treatment will need to be given if your cat is dehydrated, and your cat's electrolyte imbalances will need to be treated as well. Your veterinarian will initially work on stabilizing your cat and addressing any signs of electrolyte imbalances. A sodium solution may also be given if your cat is found to have hyponatremia. Following any surgical procedure, it is recommended that you limit your cat's daily activity until a complete recovery has taken place. Antibiotics are often administered to reduce the likelihood of a potential infection developing.

 

In the case where a foreign object is found to be causing the obstruction, or a complete block is present, surgery will need to be initiated to correct the issue. If your veterinarian believes the intestinal tissue is ulcerated as a result of the irritation, medications can be prescribed to encourage healing and prevent infection.

 

Living and Management

 

It is important to maintain fluids following the surgical procedure to prevent dehydration. Most recurrence issues occur within the first several weeks of the animal's surgery, so this is the time for more careful observation. Your doctor will advise you on an appropriate diet for the days following surgery or treatment. Generally, they will be small, easily digestible meals for the first several days, and depending on your cat's recovery, the diet can return to normal once the issue has resolved.

 

 

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