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Megacolon

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Anyone have a cat with a megacolon? My 15 year old has had this problem for four years now and I have had to give him enemas once or twice a week. Six months ago I took in two foster cats and at one time had five fosters in my house. I currently have my two cats and two foster but the wierd thing is since I have taken in the other cats he has not needed an enema even one time and had no issues with the megacolon. Anyone else had the problem go away?
post #2 of 5
I have only dealt with it in a kitten at the shelter, she had daily meds but did not need frequent enemas, I know the vet said while it won't ever go away, it can be managed with meds/diet and not need enemas
post #3 of 5
Megacolon does not go away. It is good that your senior kitty is not having any symptoms right now, but of course I know you will keep a close eye on him.

Frankly I don't approve of the frequent enema treatment. There are other, less invasive ways to cope with megacolon.

My Ootay (rb 5/09) had a megacolon for many years. She took mineral oil twice a day, a tiny amount of psyllium daily, and cisapride three times a day. She didn't start with those high doses of course, they had to be increased over time.

However now there is Miralax, which I am hearing wonderful things about for cats with megacolon, and grain free diet, which I didn't know about then, either.

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Originally Posted by otto View Post
My Ootay (rb 5/09) had a megacolon for many years. She took mineral oil twice a day, a tiny amount of psyllium daily, and cisapride three times a day. She didn't start with those high doses of course, they had to be increased over time.
Cisapride was what the kitten had too, I couldn't remember the name, she also had a supplement which was probably a mix of oil and fibre, as well as fortiflora to supplement her feeding (she was tiny)
post #5 of 5
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He was on high doses of all that medications and still needed the enemas. He is in renal faliure now with other problems so I am just glad he doesn't need the enemas for the time being.
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