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TNanaimo January 19th, 2013 11:03 PM

Constipated Kitty :(
 
Hi all,
My younger cat, 6yr old Domino, has been feeling rather uncomfortable these last couple days. It's Saturday, Thursday am she was totally normal. Get home from work, and she's acting a little depressed, not meeting me at the door along with my other cat. I pet her normally, but when I got to where her back meets her tail, she hissed. She normally rolls over all the time, not so much now. And picking her up? Not happening either. She's walking, but slower than usual, not eating her dry food. She had a BM Thursday night, normal consistency but smaller than normal. Friday, same behaviour, she's still peeing however. Am able to get her to eat wet food. Am also giving her hairball malt. Friday pm, has BM, but it's drier than normal. Saturday, no change, have given her some Harts Hairball Remedy Plus, with a mild cat laxative. She still does not want me touching her belly, but when I do, it doesn't feel as though it's too swollen, as she is a slightly chubby cat. Still no BM tonight (Saturday), though not sure how long it would take for this second product to kick in. If nothing by tomorrow, to the vet...any thoughts out there as to what else I could be doing? She has longer hair, so I suspect that some hair is working though, as of tonight, I can pet her a bit more, and she ate more wet food than yesterday. She did pee this am as well, and a little later today too.

pattymac January 20th, 2013 02:43 AM

I have had constipated kitties too. Not fun for them for sure. My sister's cat also has bowel issues and on the vet's advice she gives her a 1/4 tsp of clearlax or restorlax in her wet food once a day and that keeps her regular. Without she gets bunged up. There's no taste to the clearlax, in the drugstore. I would get her checked out though. As you said being longhaired, could be a hairball moving through. Too of mine are longhaired too, so once in awhile they get a bit constipated, I just start giving them temptations hairball treats for a few days and they get things moving. They won't have anything to do with the paste stuff. Try adding a spoonful or two of warm water to her food.

marko January 21st, 2013 09:26 AM

One of my cats is regularly constipated and i use about 1 teaspoon of pure canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) and mix it into her wet food. Seems to work well for us. [url]http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-pumpkin-for-cats-pumpkin-for-dogs-pumpkin-for-diarrhea-or-constipation/[/url]

Hazmat January 21st, 2013 09:33 AM

[QUOTE=marko;1052495]One of my cats is regularly constipated and i use about 1 teaspoon of pure canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) and mix it into her wet food. Seems to work well for us. [url]http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-pumpkin-for-cats-pumpkin-for-dogs-pumpkin-for-diarrhea-or-constipation/[/url][/QUOTE]

This is a great idea since it can be used daily. I will just add that the pumkin can be frozen in an ice cube tray and the cubes saved, thawed, and used as needed.

Jull January 21st, 2013 09:55 AM

[QUOTE=marko;1052495]One of my cats is regularly constipated and i use about 1 teaspoon of pure canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) and mix it into her wet food. Seems to work well for us. [url]http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-pumpkin-for-cats-pumpkin-for-dogs-pumpkin-for-diarrhea-or-constipation/[/url][/QUOTE]

This works great, I give pumpkin to my dog a few times a month as he has had problems in the past with his anal glands, and it never fails.


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