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Dusty Rose
February 18th, 2008, 03:49 AM
My Mr hasn`t been feeling well.he will go without a couple days for #2.He dealt with bad hairball in past.vomitong usually everyday.Since he was antipiotics hes pluggeed up and has hemmoroids.Any advice without spending hundreds.:lightbulb:

badger
February 18th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Has he been diagnosed with hemorrhoids?
Run out and get him a can of pumpkin (it must be pure pumpkin, not the pie filling). Some cats really like the taste, otherwise you could mix a tablespoon with wet, smelly food. Also, feed him as much canned food as possible, for the extra moisture, even if he seems to drink alot.
There is a special paste for hairballs, not expensive, which helps with constipation as well. My cats will lick it off my fingers, or I put it on their paws.
Some meds can cause constipation so this may only be temporary.

BAILEYSMUDGE
February 18th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Bailey was constipated not too long ago... I bought a can of pure pumpkin...there was no need to hide it in his food...he ate it most willingly. But, it didn't solve the problem.. in this case...Bailey was constipated with fur... I gave him a little bit of furball food... and it all appeared...big time... he was so relieved (no pun intended)...you could see it on his face... if it's food the pumpkin will work fine...if it's fur...you need some hairball relief... it worked really fast... I agree about the water....

Dusty Rose
February 18th, 2008, 11:08 AM
I hope they sell at grocery store Ive been giving him mineral oil would that be harmful for him.

sugarcatmom
February 18th, 2008, 11:16 AM
I hope they sell at grocery store Ive been giving him mineral oil would that be harmful for him.

Oy, don't give him mineral oil! Olive oil would be a better choice if you're trying to lube things up. Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product and can never be properly eliminated from the body. I agree with the others about feeding more (or only) canned food. Constipation is most often caused by not enough moisture in the digestive tract.

Dusty Rose
February 18th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Grocery stores were closed today.I don`t know why a pet store told me that but they have the hairball tube.the pumkin seems hard to find i will try olive oil.i`d rather use that for myself to.I even heard milk of magnesia was good.i stopped that.hes enjoying soft food but he still eats a little dry.i just don`t have the money for vet.i can feel hemmiroids when he constipated

badger
February 18th, 2008, 04:37 PM
No milk of magnesia, please! No human meds of any kind, you have no idea what the effect will be. No enemas! I doubt if he has hemorroids, what you are probably feeling is his anal glands. And if he really needed a vet, you would move heaven and earth to take him, right?

Kristin7
February 18th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Are you sure about the hemorrhoids? I've never heard of a cat having them. btw - pumpkin is easy to find, it is in the canned veggie section of most grocery stores. Really, any cooked, mashed winter squash would do. Canned pumpkin is probably the least amount of work though.

Dusty Rose
February 19th, 2008, 03:57 AM
im in canada.never looked for pumkin but i will and i will try olive oil.He seems to be licking his back side alot and being picky with his food.thank you for your help.

Dusty Rose
February 22nd, 2008, 07:53 AM
Thank you everybody my Mr seems to be himself again.Eating drinking regulary and going to bathroom fine.