My kitty, Morris, was also fed a horrible diet before I got him which landed him with tooth decay and huge tartar build up. Fortunately, he has no problems now and he's fat and happy.
The vet actually mentioned a daily routine for Pippin after we get this issue taken care of. I'm glad to hear it works for Fatty because it makes me feel better about Pippin and his issues. I guess it's the old "an ounce of prevention" thing.
Pippin is staying at the vet's overnight. I took him in this morning and he's been there all day. They've given him a couple of enemas and he still hasn't gone, but the vet is still hopeful he will pass it on his own. Worst case scenario, they say they will go in manually and relieve him. Poor baby. I miss his little face!!! I'm hoping tomorrow when I call to check in with him, they will have good news for me that he pooped overnight. Crossing my fingers over here!!!
He's on IV fluids and apparently, is doing pretty good other than his blockage. I feel that's a good sign. During his blockage last winter, he went downhill very quickly and was puking constantly. I had to force feed him. So this situation at least seems a lot better. The vet and techs do not foresee a surgery in his future, thankfully.
Originally Posted by GirlSetsFiyah
I think the underlying issue behind my guys stomach and bowel problems is because he was fed HORRIBLE food (Alley Cat, basically pure crap.) until he came into my care 4 years ago. I'm lucky he's not a picky eater, so I just mix his daily pumpkin in with some wet food (Techni-cal) and he loves it! Another thing I tried was boiling some chicken and mashing it up with the pumpkin and he loved it. The brand of food I feed my boys is Techni-cal Hairball remedy, so it's high fiber. You should definately ask your vet if there's any type of laxivite that could help him pass the blockages out of his system before they end up in a vet visit. We use the brand Tonic-Lax, and it's a thick syrup, and he gets a teaspoon a day smeared on his front paws (The only way I can get him to eat it, LOL)
But like I said in my other post, I really do feel your pain. Long story short, We went trough 4 vets and an emergency clinic before we actually found out what was going on with the poor guy, and how to help him. Thankfully, since we found our new vet who helped us plan a daily diet, he has had no pooping problems, and passes everything out (You should see the big hairballs in his stool!).
Again, wishing you and Pippin the best of luck, please keep us updated! I'll be thinking about you and both me and Fatty are sending "Good Vibes" your way!!