|I have a longhair with constipation...and problems missing the litterbox on occasion. I'm presently trying Cat Attract litter to get her to use the box again. And giving her small daily doses of Petromalt. And fish oil in her food.
The vet doesn't think there's anything seriously wrong. But the problem persists.
Should I try switching her to canned food? I've heard that canned diets rarely cause constipation the way dry diets do.
Youâ€™ll find great information in this article, so please be sure to save it for future reference.http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...onstipatedcats
Hopefully a canned diet, Petromalt, and fish oil will help your kitty. If, however, in spite of doing all this, her problems with constipation continue (or start up again later after everything has been all right for a while), please remember this paragraph from the article:
|In my 10+ years of experience as a feline veterinarian, I have not seen constipation problems in cats who do not eat dry food. It's logical, therefore, to think that diet plays a significant role in development of the problem. (Since writing this article, I have heard from 2 readers whose cats developed constipation problems even on all-wet-food diets; so, it's not impossible, but happily it is fairly rare. Some cats may need more fiber than is present in those typically very low fiber diets).
One of my cats could be added to this list, so itâ€™s definitely not impossible.
All the advice youâ€™ll find in the article is invaluable. The last paragraph is especially important, so please, always keep it mind in order to try to prevent colon damage:
|If your cat is chronically constipated, the most important thing for you to do is be observant. Look for early signs of constipation; straining, abdominal discomfort, decreasing appetite, etc. Be aware of how often the cat is defecating. If he does not produce adequate stool for more than 2-3 days, call your vet, or begin home treatments if you have established this routine. Kitty constipation is far easier to treat when it's caught early. If you wait, treatment will be far more expensive, and there is a greater chance of irreversible colon damage.
Good luck, I hope your efforts to deal with this issue will be hundred percent successful.