(Closed) Problem with my cat…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Try canned pumpkin. That’s what the vet recommended for my constipation-prone cat. He didn’t like it (but his sister really did) so I don’t know how it works. In the end after many visits to the vet for lactulose and enemas(sp?) etc. a switch of his food FINALLY did the trick. I had been hesitant to switch his food because of his allergies. Now he poos like a champ! If he doesn’t appear to be uncomfortable I wouldn’t get too worried yet but continue to watch him closely. Good Luck!

Post # 4
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve actually heard of the canned pumpkin trick too. Just make sure you buy the 100% pumpkin variety and not the canned “pumpkin filling” for pumpkin pies (I’m assuming they sell that in Sydney, but maybe not) – the pumpkin pie filling has spices in it that can make cats really sick.

Post # 5
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry – I know thats stressful 🙁

The fact that he’s playing is a good sign.

Ours climbed up on top of our cabinets and got in to a box of Christmas presents and ate some ribbon – so we’ve been there – I don’t think either of us slept for 2 days waiting for the shiny ribbon to show up in the litter box. 

We tried the pumpkin at the suggestion of our vet, but he sniffed it and looked up at us like “are you guys kidding with this stuff?”   so we mixed some metamucil fiber powder in with a couple spoonfuls of Whiskas soft food and he devoured it. All was well, and soon enough, we had a very festive litter box. 

Good luck, get better soon kitty!

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