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post #31 of 43
Yay Pippin!!!! So glad to hear he's feeling better, and happy to hear he's finally pooping, even if only a little bit...I see you said you got a hairball remedy...did you ask the vet about a laxitive? It might have better results, but I'm not sure, just a thought!
post #32 of 43
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Pippin just threw up a gigantic hairball so hopefully this means his innards are cleaned out. He's acting perfectly normal and is enjoying having the windows open today.
I'll be keeping an eye on him though, to make sure he keeps eating and pooping normally.
I think it's funny that the day after I gave him some hairball remedy that this thing came up. Seriously, it was about 3" long!!!! Gross!!
post #33 of 43
Haha, niiiiice! Sounds like it's working! WooHoo!!
post #34 of 43
Poop and vomit - we celebrate both of those here.
post #35 of 43
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hahaha.. I know right? It's so silly but still, so true!

Dev

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Poop and vomit - we celebrate both of those here.
post #36 of 43
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Well Pippin had a decent run for 10 days, but now he's back to having problems pooping. He's crying a lot and running from litterbox to litterbox. He's having no problem peeing, so I'm assuming he's constipated again.
The vet told me to give him dulcolax 5mg last week and I gave him two doses. Once on Monday night, once on Tuesday night and he's had a decent week. Is this something that's safe to give him everyday? I know some cats just get constipated and I'm wondering what people give their chronic constipation kitties to help with this.
I gave him another pill this morning since he's so agitated, and also gave him a dose of hairball remedy (which he despises!!!) so hopefully by this evening he'll feel better.
I'm going to call the vet to see what they recommend, but I'd love tips from other members about what they do.
post #37 of 43
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So I'm taking Pippin into the vet tomorrow morning to get checked out. I'm hoping to get some advice also about his diet and what, if anything, I can give him daily to prevent this from happening.
I hope his innards start working properly, I really can't afford these constant vet trips.
post #38 of 43
I'm so sorry to hear that Pippin isn't well. And I hope you can find a reasonably priced treatment. After Lucy's operation, I know how quickly the vet costs can add up.

Good Luck.
post #39 of 43
Here are some articles on constipation.

http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/felconstip.html

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-should-...ipated-cat.htm

http://www.allergicpet.com/products/...leLaxezeAdWord

I've never used the laxeze but thought it looked like a good idea. Maybe your vet could recommend something similar.
post #40 of 43
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I'm so sorry to hear that Pippin isn't well. And I hope you can find a reasonably priced treatment. After Lucy's operation, I know how quickly the vet costs can add up.

Good Luck.
i hear that! BTW, i also just want to compliment your new signature - i love being able to see Merry & Pippin snuggled together like that! good luck at the vet's!
post #41 of 43
I have no experince with constipation, so I have no advice to offer. I hope Pippin gets well soon! Poor guy...
post #42 of 43
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Pippin and I took a trip to the vet and I got to bring him home with me.
He got some SubQ fluids (what I like to call a Capri Sun) and a prescription for lactulose which he gets 3 times daily for 12 days.
The vet mentioned that we might look into propulcid (sp?) if his bowel problems continue. He's more relaxed now, but I'm not sure if he's poohed or not yet.
Thanks for all the good vibes. I appreciate them so much.
post #43 of 43
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Thanks! My pics got disappeared when I had them on seperately so I behaved myself and made a proper sig. That's my favorite pic of my boys when they were just wee and constantly in my lap.
I need to get some new pics and post them so everyone can see what a lucky momma I am.

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i hear that! BTW, i also just want to compliment your new signature - i love being able to see Merry & Pippin snuggled together like that! good luck at the vet's!
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