Katozal is a complex immunomodulating drug based on vitamins and minerals. This medicine is widely used in veterinary medicine to treat pets, birds and horses. The drug improves metabolism and metabolic processes in the body of pets, has a beneficial effect on the skeletal system, boosts immunity, and promotes better absorption of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It is also used to stimulate the cat's heart muscle.
Before using Katozal, it is recommended that you read the instructions for use of the product, contraindications, possible side effects and the consequences of an overdose for cats.
Composition and form of release
Katozal produces the German company Bayer. The drug is packaged in darkened 100 ml vials and sealed with rubber stoppers, using aluminum caps for additional strengthening. The product is a transparent pinkish liquid made by a unique formula that involves the use of high-tech equipment. Each vial of Katozal is labeled, and there is a name, a trademark of the manufacturer and a brief instruction on it.
The following components are part of this medicine:
- Butophosphamide. The component is an organic phosphorus compound. It has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the liver, helps to improve metabolism and regulates the level of cortisol (stress hormone).
- Cyanocabalamine. This source of B12 reduces stress, is involved in protein synthesis, and helps eliminate pain.
- Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate. Methylparaben, or methyl ester, is an E218 preservative and potent antiseptic.
As an auxiliary substance, water for injection is used.
The purpose of the drug
Veterinarians prescribe Catozal for cats to normalize their metabolism, regardless of the cause of the disorder. Most often, experts prescribe it to pets that are lagging behind in development and suffer from rickets, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and skin.
This drug is shown to a pet as a stimulant in the following cases:
- Increasing the cat's body resistance to various diseases. Most often, as an adjunct therapy, experts prescribe Katozal for panleukopenia, viral enteritis, anemia and calcivirosis.
- Prevention of complications after childbirth. Cats Katozal is prescribed for the development of metritis, maternal paresis and endometritis. The medicine is also given to pregnant women to stimulate labor.
- Improving the condition of the skin and hair of the animal.
- Strengthening the stress resistance of the cat.
Often, Katozal is also prescribed for elderly cats, in which chronic diseases are aggravated due to age-related changes, appetite and motor activity are reduced. The substances contained in this preparation not only improve the condition of the pet, but also have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart.
As an auxiliary agent, Catozal is indicated for cats in the postoperative period, during the course of antibiotic therapy and to stabilize the work of the animal’s liver after poisoning.
According to the instructions, Katozal has only one contraindication to use - individual intolerance to the components of the drug. It can be given to cats of any age and pregnant individuals, observing the recommended dosage.
Veterinarians do not recommend the use of this medication if the pet has the following diseases:
- predisposition to the appearance of neoplasms;
- renal disease;
- urolithiasis disease.
Before using Katozal, it is recommended to conduct a biochemical analysis of the blood of the pet, since the drug is harmful to cats with a high phosphorus content in the body. In this case, the veterinarian will adjust the dosage of the drug.
Instructions for use
The instructions for use indicate that Katozal can be used in several ways:
- orally (in rare cases).
The method of using this tool is chosen by the veterinarian. Dosage is also determined individually, depending on the condition of the pet. There are many Katozal treatment regimens, and the veterinarian chooses it depending on the desired result. If necessary, repeat the treatment.
Most often, this medication is recommended to be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. In both cases, it is advisable to seek help from a veterinary clinic and entrust the procedure to a specialist. If the owners do not have the opportunity to carry the pet to the hospital, then injections can be done at home.
For the procedure, it is necessary to use a sterile syringe, and warm the solution in your hands to room temperature before use (if it is stored in the refrigerator). With subcutaneous administration, you need to follow this scheme:
- Draw the necessary dose of the drug into the syringe.
- Lock the pet (lay to the side).
- Gently pull back the skin at the withers (between the shoulder blades and the back of the head).
- Insert the needle to a depth of 1 cm.
- Pour fluid gently.
- Take out the needle and calm the pet.
If Katozal must be administered intramuscularly at home, then proceed as follows:
- Lay the cat on its side (it is advisable that someone hold the pet by its hind limbs and withers, and it does not break out).
- To feel the fleshy place in the thigh area (do not fold).
- Insert the needle sharply, but carefully to a depth of 1 cm.
- Pour in liquid in 2-3 seconds.
- Carefully remove the syringe and reassure the cat.
If blood leaked during the insertion of a needle, then it may have touched a blood vessel. In this case, remove the syringe and find another place for injection. If the blood does not stop after 20 minutes, then it is urgent to show the animal to the veterinarian.
Intravenous injection is not recommended at home, as this procedure requires special skills.
Side effects and overdose
Side effects after the use of Catozal in cats occur only with an overdose. In rare cases, increased activity is observed. In such a situation, you must show the cat to the veterinarian.
When using this drug, a cat may also experience an allergic reaction. It manifests itself in the form of redness on the skin in the injection area and the restless behavior of the animal. If these symptoms appear, you must stop using Katozal and consult a veterinarian to prescribe sedatives and histamines.
Repeated overdose of Katozal negatively affects the activity of the heart of a pet.
Catozal is a fairly effective universal restorative drug. It is safe for cats of all ages, practically has no contraindications. The drug does not accumulate in the body of the animal and does not cause side effects when used correctly. But to achieve the desired result, you must use Catozal for cats according to the instructions for use and adhere to the recommendations of a veterinarian.