Constipation in Older Cats

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2 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    I found this article very informative. I adopted my pet at 2 months and he had constipation/colitis problems ever since I adopted him. I found it strange for a kitten so young to be suffering from this. It took about 2 years, but finally after several deopstipations/enemas he was put on a diet that has thus far been helping him. Wet food works best for him as dry and human food constipates him immediately. Thanks again Dr. Deepa.

    • Deepa says:

      Hi Alice,
      Glad you found this helpful. Another thing worth checking in young cats is whether they have some structural abnormality such as a rectal stricture or diverticulum. Your vet may have already done those but I would suggest start with a rectal exam, then maybe an xray study of the abdomen using contrast material, or colonoscopy.
      Thanks for the comment and good luck with the little one.

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