Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 19th, 2013, 10:03 PM
TNanaimo TNanaimo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Posts: 1
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 20th, 2013, 01:43 AM
pattymac pattymac is offline
Pro Poop Scooper!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sunniest City In Canada!
Posts: 1,496
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 21st, 2013, 08:26 AM
marko's Avatar
marko marko is offline
Administrator - Pet lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 11,018
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. http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-...-constipation/
__________________
Please tactfully EDUCATE or IGNORE posters you don't agree with.
Please PM me & Include URLs and post #'s for any issues and it's my pleasure to help.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the Rules and enjoy your stay.
Newcomers FAQ - How do I post on this BB?
Pet facebook group
Check out the Pet podcast
Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 21st, 2013, 08:33 AM
Hazmat Hazmat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko View Post
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. http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-...-constipation/
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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 21st, 2013, 08:55 AM
Jull Jull is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko View Post
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. http://www.pets.ca/dogs/tips/tip-75-...-constipation/
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 10.00%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 PM.