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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Charlie is constipated.

Charlie seems to be a bit constipated, poor girl. The kittens are currently around 2 lbs each, eating a raw diet 3 times per day and Kitten Wellness Canned mixed with Oganics by Nature Canned for their morning breakfast.

The raw is mostly NV so the bones are really ground up finely (5%veggie), along with Pawsitively-Raw(no veggies added) which has tiny bones that they can crunch. I was thinking the bones would keep them "regular" but doesn't seem to be working.

Should I mix some pumpkin to their raw? If so any idea how much per kg of weight I should add?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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I wanna poo easy, can sombody help me, pleeeeeease? I am just too busy to spend time in the litterbox.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:25 AM
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sigh...i just went through this with Peanut and since it's been a pesonal experience and watching her struggle for days to poop, I swear I will NEVER not give her any foods with not enough grain/fibre in it. If you want my opinion, I think raw is a bit too much for a kittens' stomach to handle. I also firmly believe, now since it happened a few weeks ago, that some cats can't digest a diet that's all meat. My one cat had constipation, the other one didn't....

anyway...try pumpkin, try other things. I tried them too, but eventually I had to take my Peanut to the vet because it was just getting ridiculous and poop wasn't going anywhere, and i was told in the future to give her the fibre she needs because she can;t handle anything else. She ended up with constipation AND diarrhea because it was so clogged up and yet the pumpkin made a mess in there.

good luck with your kitten
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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I had the opposite problem. I tried just a quarter teaspoon in TT's food 3 times a day but it didn't help. Once the worms were cleaned out he got better.
I got sulcrate from the vet. !/2 cc 3 times a day. It lines the bowels and makes things move easier with less stress to him. I don't know if it would work for Charlie or not, poor little girl. :sad:
Have you phoned to see what your vet says? Sulcrate, if it would work, isn't expensive. I think I paid $14 for a med jar full. It lasts a long time. Sorry I can't be more help.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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It tends to be the amount of bone content in NV that can cause constipation in some cats. Perhaps mixing in a little extra raw meat without bone would help.

In the meantime, slippery elm bark syrup could be helpful in lubing things up, if you have any: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...em=slipperyelm
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:47 AM
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In the meantime, slippery elm bark syrup could be helpful in lubing things up, if you have any: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...em=slipperyelm
to Hi-jack L4H, sugarcatmom - do you think that would help Herbie with his constipation in winter. He sorta has Megacolon?

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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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It tends to be the amount of bone content in NV that can cause constipation in some cats. Perhaps mixing in a little extra raw meat without bone would help.

In the meantime, slippery elm bark syrup could be helpful in lubing things up, if you have any: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...em=slipperyelm
I know I have dogs and you have cats, but for what it's worth, I think NV and most pre-made raw foods, have too much bone for some animals to handle, which can lead to constipation.

I second the suggestions of slippery elm and adding raw muscle meat to lower the bone % (which is what i do all the time, otherwise the dogs poop rock hard white stool).
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