I think my cat is constipated?
Topic: I think my cat is constipated?
May 22, 2019 / By Joleen Question:
She's been making frequent trips to the litter box without results. Is there a home remedy for this?
Best Answers: I think my cat is constipated?
Gena | 4 days ago
How do you know she's constipated and not a Urinary Tract Infection? And how old is she? Frequent urination can also be a sign of kidney disease.
If you're ABSOLUTELY sure it's constipation give her some plain canned pumpkin mixed into her canned food. Remove any dry food for now and make sure she has plenty of fresh water.
Is this a longhaired cat or a shorthaired cat with a thick coat that sheds a lot? Hairballs are one of the main reasons for constipation and they can get so back they totally block the intestinal tract. To help prevent this GROOM your cat regularly. Use a comb not a brush to get down to the loose hairs of the undercoat.
If you have multiple cats and want to be able to be sure that the specific has pooped add a tiny boob of a bright coloured food colouring or beet juice to her food. I know it sounds weird but I have four cats and I did this for one of mine which was FAR easier than keeping an eye on her all day long!
Another thing my vet has told me to do instead of bringing her in for an enema is a glycerin suppository. You can buy them at WalMart for under two bucks for several. You can easily whittle down the suppository with a vegetable peeler so it's easier to get in. I know - sounds disgusting but they really DO work. I put on a plastic glove with a little petroleum jelly on my finger and it slides right in.
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Originally Answered: my dog is constipated?
I know this may sound a little crazy but if your dog is constipated she can eat a little canned pumpkin. it is kinda like a natural laxative. I do not recommend suppositories at all. How ever you can use a stool softener.they usually come in the form of a gel cap. The active ingredient you are looking for is Ducosate Sodium. We use this all the time at the Vet clinic I work at.
Yes, add fiber to the diet. Pumpkin, crushed flaxseed, metamucil. If she hasn't pooped for 5 days she may need an enema which your vat can do and show you how.
Be sure your cat is getting enough water. Dry food should be out and add water to the wet food.
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Probably urinary tract infection instead of constipated. If so, it requires a vet trip because antibiotics are required.
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Give the cat a half teaspoon of Vaseline mixed in with its wet food. If that doesn't work, take him to the vet as soon as possible.
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Peeing or pooping? If she can't pee that's a very dangerous thing and needs to be addressed FAST before the kidneys shut down.
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Originally Answered: How often do you get constipated?
Some things such as narcotics, antidepressants and other medications can cause nearly constant constipation. Some women have constipation every month associated with their period. For some people, "normal" may be going once every 2 or 3 days. Once a day isn't normal for everyone.