Post # 1
Hi bees, I’m worried about my cat. We got our floors done last week, and there was lots of glue and stuff lying around for a while, and we suspect that Bruce ate or licked something that made him sick. On Sunday night he started drooling excessively and had REALLY bad diarrhea. We took him to the vet on Monday, and the vet said there isn’t much that can be done about it, that it just has to run its course, and that if he doesn’t go off his food or stop drinking water then all should be good.
He hasn’t, he still eats all his meals, has been drinking tons of water (a good sign, according to the vet, it means that he’s trying to dilute out whatever is poisoning him), and peeing like a champ. The problem is, after bad diarrhea on Sunday night and Monday morning, he hasn’t pooed at all. in Australia right now its Wednesday 4pm. So its been over 2 days with nothing. Anyone have advice? Could it be that he got rid of so much when he was sick that he’s filling his gut up again? He’s been eating as usual, dry food in the morning and wet in the evening, and like i said tons of water, but no poo. He isn’t drooling anymore and isn’t lethargic or anything (right now, he’s big game hunting mosquitos).
Anyone have experience with cats or any advice? I’m worried he’s in pain from constipation…
Post # 3
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
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
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!