The pet's health is the main concern of its breeder, and even when it is necessary to resort to the use of drugs, those are chosen that can cause side effects in a minimal way. Among these drugs, veterinarians mention "Kantaren" for cats: a tool aimed at eliminating the problems of the urogenital system, both in their chronic stage and during exacerbation of the disease.
In terms of its chemical composition, Kantaren is ranked as a group of homeopathic remedies, which already gives some hope for a mild effect and the absence of serious negative reactions from the body of the animal. All active ingredients are plant-based: Cantharis, known as the Spanish fly, facilitates the inflammatory processes of the urogenital system, reduces pain, and is especially valuable at times of exacerbation of diseases; Cuprum has an antispasmodic effect, is indispensable for uremic and renal dysfunction.
Among the other components of "Kantaren" are Berberis, whose merit is in the normalization of protein metabolism, which is characteristic of chronic forms of kidney and liver diseases. In addition, the substances contained in this plant, allow splitting and removing stones and sand from the kidneys and bladder. The last component, Heparsulfuris, fights staphylococcus and streptococcus, stops the processes of decay.
The drug has 2 forms of release: aqueous solution, packaged in a glass container with a volume of 10 ml, or small white tablets, packaged in plastic jars. At the same time, as with most homeopathic medicines, the price of “Kantaren” varies within 200 rubles. for 50 tablets and in the range of 250-300 rubles. - for 10 ml of suspension. Is the cost justified?
"Kantaren" for cats: instructions for use
The main indications for the use of the drug are uremia and urethritis, urination problems, urolithiasis, cystitis, nephritis and vaginitis, as well as infections of the bladder, kidneys and ureters. At the same time, Kantaren does not necessarily have to be the only drug chosen to combat the disease: veterinarians often appoint him to other medicines as supportive therapy. This is due to the fact that in conflicts with certain components "Kantaren" does not enter, with caution only it should be combined with other representatives of the group of homeopathic medicines. And also, it is necessary to withstand the gap between taking medication in 1-1.5 hours. Also, due to its quick action, “Kantaren” may well become the very “emergency pill” that removes the main pain syndrome.
If Kantaren is used for prophylactic purposes, courses are held 1-2 times a year, the duration is from 7 to 10 days. This is enough to prevent the occurrence of urolithiasis, as well as alleviate its chronic form. In case of exacerbation, the drug is used up to 2 times per day, this intensity lasts for 5 days. The treatment of the chronic form or in the event of a disease at an early stage lasts 14-20 days, Kantaren is used after 1-2 days. The form of the drug does not depend on the degree of the disease and its varieties: injections and pills are equally effective, however, some veterinarians recommend that if exacerbated Kantaren is administered subcutaneously (in withers) or intramuscularly (in the thigh), because in this way the drug penetrates into the blood, and relief comes much faster.
Dosage "Kantaren" is carried out by weight and age of the animal: small kittens (from 6 months), 0.5 ml solution or 0.5 tablets per day, adult cats (from 1 g and from 1 kg) 1 tablet or 1-1 , 5 ml of solution. In this case, injections can be carried out up to 3 times per day, in total, by administering to the animal no more than 4.5 ml per day; tablets are given in the amount of 1-2 pieces. per day, acute relapse allows a single dose to increase to 2 tablets in a single dose, 2 times per day.
Contraindications to the reception of "Kantarena" for cats can only be the age of up to 6 months. (under the supervision of a veterinarian), the initial periods of pregnancy (up to the 14th day), individual intolerance to the components. It is also advisable to stop taking the medicine if the pet has nausea and vomiting, diarrhea. Symptoms pass on their own for the day. If this does not happen, the animal must be shown to the veterinarian.
- Oksana: We acquired "Kantar" for an old cat, which has long been tormented by stones in the bladder. Several times a year she occasionally has aggravations, and she needed a remedy to help stop the pain. The veterinarian recommended "Kantar" for cats, indicating that during the attacks it is necessary to prick (1 ml), and not to feed with a tablet. The injection was placed between the shoulder blades, the husband kept the cat intent on escaping - despite the assurances of a specialist that this is not the most sensitive zone. We did not notice any instant changes, we repeated the procedure in the evening, the next day the cat became much calmer. Judging by the results of ultrasound, the exacerbation by the middle of the 2nd week was replaced by a chronic stage. But nevertheless I cannot call "Kantar" a drug of instant action.
- Hope: "cats always lived on the street, treated themselves, and I found out about any medical preparations for them, just settling a kitten in a city apartment. I didn’t want to teach him chemistry, so I chose homeopathy. Kantaren began giving the kitten as a prevention , on the advice of the veterinarian: mixed ½ tablet with food once a day, fed it like this week. Kitty had a good medicine, despite the fact that his age was critical - 3.5 months. I’ve been giving him pills for 3 years - I’m sure to protect him. "
Of course, medicines are individual for each organism, but Helvet, which is a manufacturer of this product, has long established itself as a reliable company with the most sparing but effective means. And yet, despite this, experts advise starting cats for cats only after consulting with a veterinarian.