Applying topical medications to your pet can sometimes be a challenge. This information may help make treating your pet easier – for both of you.
Put a dab on your cat’s paw or muzzle and they will lick it off and ingest it. This helps lubricate the passage of intestinal contents. Aquaphor and Vaseline are safe for pets.
What is Aquaphor commonly used for cats?
Because of the high content of petroleum jelly, it Aquaphor commonly is used as a home remedy for several issues cats can have with the digestive tract. Because cats groom themselves by licking their fur, they ingest a considerably large amount of dead hairs. Older cats, long hair breeds, and generally cats during shedding season, can experience bunching of these hairs inside of their guts.
Thus, a hairball can create a blockage of their intestines, which can be dangerous for them. The Aquaphor can help cats with such conditions by lubricating their guts and helping them pass the furball. In the same way, it can help cats with chronic constipation which most often slow bowel movement caused by the lack of lubrication.
Is Aquaphor Safe For Cats?
Aquaphor includes petroleum jelly, which is typically harmless for both human and pets if used as directed.
As a result, it’s best to avoid topical pet medications unless your pet is supervised.
Kittens don’t become “adults” until they’re around six months old.
Health Benefits of Aquaphor For Cats
Aquaphor is a useful treatment whether your skin is dry or oily.
Its active compounds keep skin hydrated, protect it from becoming dry or irritated, and repair damaged skin or sunburn.
Is aquaphor toxic?
Is Vaseline safe for cats to ingest?
Is aquaphor toxic if ingested by dogs?